The Miller Method (R): Developing the Capacities of Children on the Autism Spectrum (Google eBook)

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 15, 2007 - Psychology - 320 pages
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This informative and practical guide to the Miller Method® presents an entirely new and dynamic perspective on advancing the body organization, social, and communicative skills of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Working on the premise that children with ASDs learn more effectively when their whole bodies are involved, The Miller Method® covers major issues such as communication skills and social play, as well as day-to-day behavioral issues including tantrums, aggression and toilet training. Part of Miller's method includes guiding the child on to The Elevated Square, a device that gets the child off the floor and markedly diminishes toe-walking, hand flapping and aimless wandering. By creating a highly defined reality that requires the child's rapt attention to traverse it, the Elevated Square helps counter some of the significant challenges these children confront. Another feature of the method entails the carefully gauged disruption of everyday routines. This may include deliberately 'messing up' the classroom so that the children experience putting it together and learning that they can cope with disorder and change. This practical resource is essential reading for parents and professionals living and working with children with ASDs.
  

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Drawing on 40 years of research and work with children on the autistic spectrum, Miller and his late wife developed the Miller Method, which is currently being used in schools and clinics. In this ... Read full review

Contents

Part II Treatment
67
Part III Education
191
Part IV Research
253
APPENDIX A THEORY SUMMARY AND GLOSSARY
270
APPENDIX B MILLER DIAGNOSTIC SURVEY FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES
277
APPENDIX C SAM AND THE BOYS
289
APPENDIX D THE LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTER
308
REFERENCES
311
SUBJECT INDEX
315
AUTHOR INDEX
320
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