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Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition


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Foreword. Preface to 2nd edition. Introduction to the Problem. 1. The Role of the Sensory Perceptual Differences in Autism. 2. Perception. 3. Possible Sensory Experiences in Autism. 4. Perceptual Styles 5. Cognitive Styles. 6. Other Sensory Conditions. 7. Treatments. 8. Sensory Perceptual Profile. 9. Recommendations: Rainbows and Umbrellas. Conclusion. Appendix 1: Sensory Profile Checklist Revised (SPCR). Appendix 2: Photocopiable Rainbow and Table. References.

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Fully updated and expanded edition of this bestselling book about sensory perceptual issues in autism

About the Author

Professor Olga Bogdashina, MA, PhD, DEd, CO-founder of and Programme Leader (Autism courses) at the International Autism Institute, KSPU and co-founder of the International Consortium of Autism Institutes. She has worked extensively in the field of autism as a teacher, lecturer and researcher, with a particular interest in sensory-perceptual, cognitive and communication problems. She is a Visiting Professor in Autism Studies at universities around the world, develops university (Autism Study) courses and training programmes for professionals and parents, presents at national and international autism conferences and is an autism consultant for services for children and adults. Olga has an adult son with autism and lives in Yorkshire, UK.


With the expertise of a lifetime in the field, Dr Olga Bogdashina weaves the latest research, decades of practice and powerful intellect into a tapestry of understanding for improving assessment and education with easy-to-implement practical solutions for addressing sensory issues. A must-read for educators, parents, clinicians, scientists and anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of what it means to have autism. -- Stephen Mark Shore, Ed.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education, Adelphi University
The author is a driving force behind the UK branch of the International Autism Institute and is Associate Consultant (Autism) to the European Institute of Child Education and Psychology...this book is very researched and, at the same time, readable. The section on recommendations provides some very interesting insights and also questions some established intervention protocols by explaining situations in which they may not be effective. This book will be of interest to those working or living with autistic people or with Asperger Syndrome seeking practical methods and techniques to eliminate sensory perceptual problems and enhance individual strengths. -- Mary Mounstephen * SEN Magazine *

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