Anything is possible if you believe it can be. Many children with autism who acquire social and language skills extremely late do so because of the persistence, work, and love of families and therapists.
Old Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) February 11, 2011
Windsurf Publishing LLC has added another title to their books available for families with children with autism called, “Social Skill Scenes for Very Young Children With Autism” by Maureen Mihailescu. This book targets social awareness and language skills by providing colorful photographs of children carrying out social activities, requesting conversational turns, and motivating children to think about and say things appropriately in different social situations. Children are asked to role-play and practice what it would be like in those situations to help improve basic social and language skills. This book is in addition to the newly published “Social Skills Scenes for the Playground for Children on the Autism Spectrum” also recently published by Windsurf.
Using photographs is considered very important in teaching children with autism about social activities. Maureen Mihailescu’s books offers those photographs that specifically target age appropriate activities and uses prompts and guides to help parents or therapists work with children who need basic language skills help in order to function socially in age appropriate social situations. One of Maureen Mihailescu’s philosophies is that children with autism need to be challenged and that individuals helping those children should always have high expectations. Maureen also believes that without high expectations, lesser results can be self-fulfilling prophecies. She is one that believes that anything is possible if you believe it can be. Children with autism are often highly sensitive, and while many have severe language deficits, many are extremely bright and gifted in unique ways. As well, many children with autism who acquire social and language skills extremely late do so because of the persistence, work, and love of families and therapists.
In the very near future, Windsurf Publishing has plans to offer another title by Maureen Mihailescu about children socially sharing. This title will explain social situations and how children share in many different kinds of social situations all the time. Most people take these simple social nuances for granted but for families with children with autism, it may not be that simple. Many children with autism need to have explicit examples and lots of practice and support learning about the world socially. It’s not something that should be taken lightly. There is a lot which can be done though early and later on in their lives. Today there are more teaching resources available than ever and Windsurf Publishing is pleased to be a part of that. “Social Skill Scenes for Very Young Children With Autism” is also available in eBook format. It can be found digitally at Lulu.com, Diesel eBooks, Powell’s Books, and many others worldwide. For the hardcover edition, Amazon and Barnes and Noble already have it available. Windsurf Publishing’s plans are to continue to make books available in digital formats so that people can use them on computers and handheld electronic devices. It is for the convenience of families and therapists who are on the go or prefer downloading books to paper copies. In either case, it really depends what medium people are most comfortable with and their individual needs. Find out more about Windsurf Publishing LLC at http://www.windsurfpublishing.com.
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