NEW SECOND EDITION
Best Practice is defined as “a superior method or innovative practice that contributes to the improved performance of an organization” (Visitask, n.d.). Shawn Henry and Brenda present a true best practice–the CAPS. The CAPS helps staff to optimize a student’s daily program in a way that incorporates needed supports. It is a critical piece that has been missing for too long. Thanks to CAPS, parents and team members will have the how, what, when, and where of intervention spelled out in a clear and meaningful way. Those who work with students with ASD will find CAPS to be an indispensable tool.
The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) is designed to provide an overview of a student ’s daily schedule by time and activity as well as the supports that she needs during each period. Following the development of the student’s IEP, all educational professionals who work with the student develop the CAPS. Thus, the CAPS allows professionals and parents to answer the all-important question for students with an ASD: What supports does the student need for each activity? The CAPS is a list of a student’s daily tasks and activities, the times they occur, along with the all-important delineation of the supports needed to support student success. In addition, the CAPS includes space for making notations about data collection and how skills are to be generalized to others settings.
The CAPS 2nd Edition is now available as a textbook. A student manual is included. This is the perfect combination for individuals who want to learn about CAPS.
We can’t say enough positive things about these materials. Interoception is one of the most important advances in ASD. It can make a critical impact on social and emotional skill development and functional skills. These materials are groundbreaking. Highly recommended.
Finding Our Way is an excellent resource for parents of children with HFA/AS. The text provides tips for common problems in the home setting. Both parents and professionals will benefit from the tools described in the book. Highly recommended.
The Incredible 5-Point Scale is . . . incredible. A great resource for helping individuals of all ages to understand complex concepts, such as feelings, and to communicate needs. This should be one of the first books in your toolbox.
Navigating the Social World offers a social skills curriculum for parents and professionals. We love how practical the strategies are in this book. It is a great resource for parents, teachers, and service providers.
A wonderful companion to the Ziggurat and CAPS Models.
If you started out to write just even the ‘gems’ in The ECLIPSE Model, you would end up copying the whole book. Sherry Moyer has a solid understanding of ASD and the global skills that underlie the behaviors and challenges of individuals on the spectrum. The ECLIPSE Model, replete with practical suggestions, provides a tool for helping those with ASD to build these critical global skills. This book is the perfect resource for those involved in education, treatment, or advocacy for individuals with ASD.
This is a needed resource for helping individuals to learn to initiate communication. The book provides step-by-step guidance for parents. Highly recommended!
This book provides valuable information to parents and caregivers. This guide helps parents and professionals who want to help children with ASD to be successful in the community.
Another wonderful resource by Garcia Winner. This book focuses on perspective taking – a critical skill for individuals with ASD. Highly recommended.
This book is different – in a great way! In a word – generalization. The author emphasizes how best to utilize the mainstream environment to help students with ASD to generalize skills. This is a needed resource.
This is a wonderful resource for those working with adolescents on the spectrum. The book provides a full curriculum to address skills for individuals with a range of needs. Highly recommended.
Another wonderful resource for teaching targeted social interactions skills. Highly recommended.
This is another must-have resource for anyone working with children on the spectrum. The book includes an invaluable assessment tool that is matched to the curriculum. Highly recommended!
We wish we wrote this book! Extreme behaviors have a significant impact on individuals with ASD and those who care for them. This is an invaluable guide for parents and professionals who want to learn how to address tantrums, rages, and meltdowns.
This is an amazing resource for adolescents with ASD. This book is a guide for understanding and addressing sensory differences associated with ASD. It is a wonderful resource for individuals using the Ziggurat Model because it helps to address the Sensory and Biological level of the Ziggurat.
Kerry Mataya and Penney Owens have created an ingeniously simple, yet comprehensive solution to a complex problem. The strategy teaches problem-solving and related social skills by building on strength in visual processing. The Problem-Solving chart is a vital tool for supporting high-functioning individuals with ASD. We use this practical technique with children, adolescents, and adults in our private practice. This book is a great resource for parents, educators, and others who support individuals with ASD. It is highly recommended.
Simply amazing. This book is a much needed resource for adults with ASD. The Hidden Curriculum explicitly teaches the unwritten social rules needed in the workplace. A must have!
This is another great resource that addresses key life skills needed in the workplace setting.
Learn from the leaders in the field. This textbook is a wonderful resource for those who work with individuals on the spectrum. The book covers a wide range of topics including early intervention, structure teaching, play, transition, and social thinking. This is simply a wonderful book.
This amazing book is the first to examine the topic of literacy instruction for individuals with ASD. The book brings together experts in the field that provide invaluable information on this important topic.
This book won the Textbook Excellence Award in 2011.
This should be required reading for all school administrators. Bullying is too prevalent in our schools. Individuals with ASD are at risk for becomming victims. This resource provides strategies that can help prevent bullying.
We’ve needed this book for a long time. For so many reasons, writing can be challenging for students with ASD. This book addresses the challenges and provides practical solutions. Highly recommended.