Here are some of my favorite books and other resources that I use when working with families and school teams to build stronger communication skills in kids with complex communication needs:


An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn. This is a good book for parents. It goes into detail about how to build interaction, play, and language skills. Uses parent-friendly language. No pictures, though.

Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement

his one is for therapists, not families (it’s too detailed and dense for most families). The extensive goals bank in the back is a goldmine! I refer to their goals often when writing my own. 

Sunstar Kadomaru Pro Corner Cutter

This has been life-changing! It cuts through laminated cardstock with no problems. It’s a quick and easy way to round corners when you're making lots of visual schedules, picture exchange books, etc.

 

More Than Words: A Parent’s Guide to Building Interaction and Language Skills for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties

More Than Words: A Parent’s Guide to Building Interaction and Language Skills for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties. Shows parents how to build interaction, play, and language skills. Lots of pictures (line drawings) are used. Provides less info than An Early Start for Your Child with Autism, but is an easier read.

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