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Behavioral, Anxiety & Social Skills supports
FINDING A HOME TUTOR / TRAINING

If a family to looking for a home tutor below are the options to look / advertise

www.schooldays.ie

www.rollercoaster.ie

www.abatutorfinder.com

Pre school Access

The Children’s Clinic providing educaitonal and child psychology services to children 0-18

Email: info@thechildrensclinic.ie
Phone: 0851705995
Address: 22-26 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

 

They also could place ads in the local schools that with ASD classes.

You can contact https://www.middletownautism.com/ re training courses.

Social Skills

The term social skills can be used to describe a wide range of skills to include friendship skills, self-regulation & coping, play skills, and conversation skills to name a few. I’m not sure if there’s anything in particular you’re looking for. Children with autism can require explicit instruction in any of there areas. Many families and educators create thier own social stories to address specific skills, but there are also a number of samples online. Some of the more comprehensive websites include:
http://www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html
https://www.thewatsoninstitute.org/resource/school-work-class-behavior/

You will also find some very good resources at https://www.thewatsoninstitute.org/resource/school-work-class-behavior/. Many would be for older children, but there should be some strategies as well for younger children.

The Superflex Social Thinking Curriculum is a very good programme that addresses a range of skills. It is intended to be delievered as a group, but I have used the books and resources at the individual level as well. You can find information about Superflex athttp://www.socialthinking.com/ and apparently can purchase it at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Superflex-Superhero-Social-Thinking-Curriculum/dp/0979292247

For suitable holiday venues and activities that are sensory friendly

For autism families this suggests holiday venues and activities that are sensory friendly www.sensoryfriendlybreaks.com 

Assessment Queries

 

Public via assessment of need HSE:
Website: Click Here

 

The following information are the private options that IAA are aware of:

 

  1. Psychology Society of Ireland
    Website: Click Here
    and locate a psychologist in your area that may be able to see your child.
  2. Caroline Winstanley 01 901 1698
    Website: Click Here
    E-mail – contact@carolinewinstanley.com
  3. Nua Healthcare
    Website: Click Here
  4. Professor Michael Fitzgerald, Blanchardstown
    Email: http://professormichaelfitzgerald.eu/contact2/
  5. The Insight Centre, 11 The Stables Office Park, Strand Road, Portmarnock, Ireland contact
    Click Here
For PDA diagnosis:

 

The Spectrum Centre Dungannon CO Tyrone..we diagnose PDA. Autism Consultant Psychologist Jo Douglas an Pauline Mc Kenna SLT..Paediatrician also available..

Tel 00447787564600

For adult diagnosis
Behavioral, Anxiety & Social Skills supports

  • Caroline Winstanley has a team that looks at adult assessments. Please see the link below for contact details:
    Click Here
    E-mail Caroline- Click Here
  • Psychology Society of Ireland website
    Click Here  (Click on find a psychologist tab) and try locate a clinical psychologist that way.
  • Penny Rogers
    Click Here
More Useful Additional Information

Tayto Park Social Stories

Dublin airport autism information   Many individuals with autism can find travelling through the airport a very difficult and scary experience. For many individuals it represents a new experience which is difficult to understand and sometimes very frightening. In this link there are a number of simple strategies that can be employed to help the individual with ASD to understand the process of getting through the airport. Also applies for Shannon, Cork and Belfast to.

Adam & Friends specialise in a range of learning toys and developmental products for children with Special Needs. They also provide full fitting services for multisensory rooms. Adam & Friends offers a 10% discount in their eShop for IAA members, use the code irishaut1 (excludes sensory rooms) and provide your IAA membership number.

McCabes Pharmacy Provide food intolerance testing, show IAA membership card.

Fitzwilliam FoodTEST Clinic For more information about the food intolerance, the test, testimonials, making an appointment etc click on the link to the Fitzwilliam FoodTEST website http://fitzwilliamfoodtest.com/ or telephone 01 4733790.

iPod Repair Centre Repairs on iPads/iTouch for IAA members or parents who have gotten a device via our mobile phone recycling scheme.

 

For autism families this suggests holiday venues and activities that are sensory friendly www.sensoryfriendlybreaks.com 

New Book available

“Case Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis for Students and Adults with Disabilities” which is available at Click Here.

This book is intended to give support providers the knowledge and skills for providing Applied Behavior Analysis services in schools, employment, community, and residential settings and thereby improve the quality of life for the individuals that they support. 

An advantage of this book is that universities, agencies, and organizations preparing support providers can easily use it in courses or trainings that address Applied Behavior Analysis as it covers methodology that is seldom covered in detail in most texts in Applied Behavior Analysis.  Those who are already support providers will find the information to be practical and easily implemented in applied settings.  We see four main groups who would primarily be interested in this book:
1. College instructors teaching courses in Applied Behavior Analysis, School Psychology, Special Education, or related areas.
College instructors are likely to choose our book based upon:
a. The consistent format throughout the book.
b. The “practicality” and “readability” of the book for students in college.
c. The comprehensive analysis and coverage of developing supports for individuals with disabilities.
d. The direct applicability to applied settings.
e. The ability to use the case studies as assignments and/or exams.
2. Individuals taking courses or studying for their BCBA exam.
3. Individuals working in the disability field.
4. Individuals studying to work in the disability field.

Five other books which also might be of interest are:
The 3rd edition of the book “The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Disabilities” which is available at Click here .

The 3rd edition of the book “ Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior: A Practical Handbook .” The book is available at Click here

“Positive Behavior Supports in Classrooms and Schools: Effective and Practical Strategies for Teachers and Other Service Providers ” which is available at Click Here

“Systematic Instruction of Functional Skills for Students and Adults with Disabilities ” which is available at Click Here

“Positive Behavior Supports for Adults with Disabilities in Employment, Community, and Residential Settings: Practical Strategies that Work” which is available at Click Here.

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Disclaimer – Irish Autism Action as a national information service for families affected by autism are circulating this item for information purposes only. Any follow up action by anybody in relation to this circulated information is entirely their own decision and they should not infer from our issue of the information that the content is being endorsed by Irish Autism Action.