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AADigest: March – April 2014

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AADigest: March – April 2014



14 | The Way I See It – Insights from Brain Research
Temple Grandin, PhD

16 | Teacher to Teacher – Social Narratives: The Prequel
Margaret Oliver, MEd

26 | Planning to Be Social – Obsessive Interests
Jed Baker, PhD

28 | Insider: An Aspie’s Tips for Teens – The Question Box
Jennifer Cook O’Toole

30 | Applied Behavior Analysis – Functional Behavior Assessments
James Ball, EdD, BCBA-D

38 | The Power of the Arts – Painting Big Dreams: Kevin Hosseini
Joanne Lara, MA, and Keri Bowers

40 | Perspective – Autism Awareness Is Not Enough
Ellen Notbohm, BS

46 | Autism Around the World – Saudi Arabia
Wael A. Al-Dakroury, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Elham Hassan AlHifthy, MD

48 | Inspire – It’s Never Too Late
John McLoughlin



18 | Differentiating Instruction in Literacy Lessons: 5 Ideas for Inclusive Classrooms
Create opportunities to successfully include learners on the spectrum in daily literacy lessons using these five easy-to-implement ideas!
Paula Kluth, PhD

24 | What Do Federal Laws Say about Bullying?
This brief review of laws regarding bullying will help you protect your child’s educational rights.
Vaughn K. Lauer, PhD

32 | ASD…It’s a Family Affair: 6 Tips for Professionals
When you treat a client with ASD, it’s important to recognize that each member of his family also deserves special treatment and consideration.
Jill Britton Scercy, MS, LMFT

36 | Lessons Learned from 39 Years in the Classroom
The simple, yet profound, truths I’ve learned in the ASD arena are applicable to life in general.
Jim Yerman, MEd

42 | Making Sense(ory) of the World
It is a gift to feel at home in your own body. For those with sensory issues and ASD, it is a rare gift that must often be fought for every day.
Brian R. King, LCSW


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