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Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community Paperback – 30 Apr 2000
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About the Author
Jennifer Savner, MS, is a behavioral consultant for Shawnee Mission Public Schools in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She has extensive teaching experience with children and youth with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 1000 presentations all over the world and written more than 200 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; was on the National Institute of Mental Health's Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee's Strategic Planning Consortium; and collaborated with the National Professional Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who identified evidenced based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and served as Project Director for the Texas Autism Resource Guide for Teachers (TARGET). Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (SCORE) and ASTEP Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.
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My main reservations about the book are that the outlined methodology is so broad as to make it impossible to separate effective from less effective representational modes. The test-retest reliability question, hanging over all these type of intervention programmes, is never addressed. For instance the authors never explore the results of the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System. On a related point, the authors don't connect their strategies with general speech and language therapy approaches. These are moot points but ones that have to be acknowledged as autism intervention programmes try to formalise their methodologies.
used [...] to create a lot of the visual strategies the author suggests. I recommend the book and [...]