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Strategies for Success: Supporting Campers Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders

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SKU:
827008309795
Author:
Jenn Bender
Published:
2013
Length:
78 minutes
Not all that long ago, few camps enrolled children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs),including Asperger syndrome. In contrast, nearly all camps serve these campers at thepresent time. Strategies for Success: Supporting Campers Who Have Autism SpectrumDisorders provides an overview of ASDs and their impact on camper strengths, challenges,and experiences. The DVD details techniques that can be employed to make camps a moresuccessful place for these kids with special needs. In that regard, the DVD features easy-toimplement,no-cost strategies that are appropriate for any camp setting.

Among the topics covered:
  • Autism spectrum disorders representa range of neuro-developmental diagnoses
  • ASDs are diagnosed based on three coreareas of challenge
  • The 'triad of impairment' translates toseveral day-to-day challenges
  • Ensures clarity of communication
  • Scaffold campers' communicationsand interactions
  • Use step-by-step approaches toorganizing activities, days, and sessions
  • Demonstrate and teach perspectivetaking to enable greater flexibility
  • Recognize the impact of the sensoryenvironment, and modify theenvironment
  • Keep in mind contextual considerations