This revised edition includes a CD.
This valuable user-friendly book has been a great resource to both professionals and parents since 2004 and now offers even more. Learning the R.O.P.E.S. has a different look and size, and a CD which includes all the forms and assessment tool to fully implements the strategies. The book continues to provide the reader with the same great content including: an understanding of executive dysfunction in children with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome, as well as addressing the behavior excesses and deficits typically associated with these disorders; step by step instruction on teaching the skills necessary for overcoming many deficits of executive functioning deficits including:
· organization and planning,
· prioritizing and goals setting,
· evaluation and critical thinking skills, and
· self management
...and how to provide the necessary structure and support while these skills are being acquired. The book is still full of useful worksheets and graphic organizers, that are uniquely designed to capitalize on the visual strengths of children with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome to assist them in learning how to "think through" complex situations using these visual maps and structures as their guide. Many case studies cited provide the reader with "real life" examples of the successful implementation of the strategies presented from primary grades through adulthood. Educators have commented that the strategies are also very helpful to learners who have ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and the typical student who struggles with organization.
Patricia Schetter, MA, has been serving children on the autism spectrum and with other behavioral/developmental challenges since 1990. She has worked as a classroom teacher, behavior analyst providing consultation services in a variety of settings including home and school programs and as a Program Specialist for children with ASD. In addition to holding a masters degree with an emphasis in behavior analysis, Patty has her PPS credential for school counseling and has spent many years as a public school employee. She has been an invited presenter at local, national and international conferences and forums including the California Association for Behavior Analysis, the Association for Behavior Analysis, The International Williams Syndrome Association, the National Autism Conference (PATTAN), the Texas State Conference on Autism, the California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers, the Capital Autism Conference, and the Sacramento Asperger's syndrome Information and Support Network. Patty is the author of Learning the R.O.P.E.S. for Improved Executive Function and The Autism Program Development and Review Protocol (APDAR).
188 pages + CD. 2008
Keywords: Learning disabilities; ADD; ADHD; Neurodiversity; Asperger syndrome; Asperger's; HFA; High functioning autism; PDD; PDD-NOS; Pervasive Developmental Disorder; Rett syndrome; executive function; ABA and autism; Applied Behavioral Analysis