Troy, Michigan (PRWEB) September 14, 2011
As the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to increase, more parents are searching for practical ways to help their children improve communication and achieve success. The best-selling book “Visual Strategies for Improving Communication (Revised): Practical Supports for Autism Spectrum Disorders” has been revised and updated to include current technology options, iPad and video information to better meet the needs of those students.
Linda Hodgdon's book, considered a classic in the autism community, has provided parents and professionals with information and techniques to use that change the lives of children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by helping them become more successful with communication at school and home.
With the dramatic increase in inquiries about current technology options such as iPad Apps and the use of video for teaching individuals with autism, Hodgdon became aware that updating her book provided a place where people could readily find answers to their questions. “Visual Strategies for Improving Communication (Revised): Practical Supports for Autism Spectrum Disorders” provides a link between traditional visual strategies and modern technology.
“One of the most significant challenges for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is their difficulty with communication, including understanding the communication of others and getting their wants and needs met,” Hodgdon said. “Individuals with Autism and Asperger’s tend to be visual learners who benefit from using visual strategies to support communication and guide them to participate successfully in their life routines and social opportunities.”
Current tech options such as iPad Apps and video provide additional options for the visual supports that Hodgdon teaches about.
About Linda Hodgdon
Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist, speaker and author who is internationally known as a pioneer in developing the use of visual strategies to support communication for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her visual strategies are used in classrooms and homes worldwide.
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