An Autobiographical Memory Program to Promote Communication & Connection
Supporting Social Learning in Autism
Communication and Language

Autobiographical memory (ABM)—the type of long-term memory that holds information about ourselves and our past experiences—is key to social learning and social communication. This groundbreaking guide shows professionals how to support ABM in children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, leading to lasting enhancements to critical social skills.

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2023 272
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Autobiographical memory (ABM)—the type of long-term memory that holds information about ourselves and our past experiences—is key to social learning and social communication. This groundbreaking guide shows professionals how to support ABM in children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, leading to lasting enhancements to critical social skills.

A natural, strengths-based approach to autism intervention, this unique program is about promoting authentic connections by facilitating memory—not encouraging a specific set of behaviors or changing autistic habits of cognition. Ideal for speech-language pathologists and other practitioners, this book offers detailed guidance on how to assess ABM needs and implement activities that help autistic individuals encode and retrieve memories that aid in social learning. Professionals will get step-by-step instructions on using adaptable, person-centered techniques such as elaborative reminiscing, memory making activities, episodic memory draw-talks, and life stories.

An innovative and practical guide that honors neurodiversity, this program empowers children to tap into and create meaning from their past experiences—and use those memories to plan, problem-solve, and form positive connections with others.

Why This Program?

  • Helps neurotypical and autistic children and adolescents develop memory retrieval and discourse strategies critical for academic and social success 
  • Evidence aligned—translates pioneering research into ready-to-use intervention strategies and activities 
  • Client centered—honors the child’s interests and follows their lead without prescribing scripts or rules 
  • Adaptable for a wide range of intervention settings—home, school, and community 
  • Developed by highly respected experts on autism and communication 
  • Customizable to meet the needs of the individual  

PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Professionals will get downloadable assessment and intervention forms, clear scope and sequences they can easily replicate, and handouts and worksheets to share with families so they can use the techniques at home.

About the Downloads
About the Authors
Preface
For the Reader
Dedication

 


SECTION I: FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL LEARNING AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY IN AUTISM
CHAPTER 1
Supporting Social Learning in Autism
CHAPTER 2
Understanding Autobiographical Memory
CHAPTER 3
The Organization & Development of Autobiographical Memory
CHAPTER 4
Autobiographical Memory and Autism


SECTION II: ASSESSMENT OF AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY
CHAPTER 5
Assessment for Clinical Decision Making
CHAPTER 6
Assessment Of Autobiographical Memory in Autism
APPENDIX 6.1 Informant Reports
APPENDIX 6.2 Autobiographical Memory Test
APPENDIX 6.3 The Cueing Procedure
APPENDIX 6.4 The Remember/Know Task
APPENDIX 6.5 The Remember/Know Story Task
APPENDIX 6.6 The SENSEs Procedure
APPENDIX 6.7 The Where-When-What Task
CHAPTER 7
Assessment Of Autobiographical Memory in Autism: Application In A Case Example With Cooper


SECTION III: TREATMENT OF AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY
CHAPTER 8
Supporting Episodic Memory in Autism
CHAPTER 9
Recall, Re-Experience, And Share the Past: Elaborative Reminiscing
CHAPTER 10
Supporting Autobiographical Memory: Episodic Memory Stories
CHAPTER 11
Supporting Memory, Social Learning, And Problem-Solving: Episodic Memory Draw-Talks
CHAPTER 12
Facilitating Encoding of Episodic Memories: Making Memories Activities
CHAPTER 13
Developing A Stronger Sense of Self: Life Stories
CHAPTER 14
Treatment Of ABM In Autism: Application in A Case Example With Cooper
CHAPTER 15
Autobiographical Memory: Goals, Maximizing Potential, Minimizing Barriers, and the Importance of Authenticity
APPENDIX A: Elaborative Reminiscing Caregiver Training Materials and Procedures


Glossary
Recommended Readings
References
Index

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Includes downloadable assessment and intervention forms, as well as handouts and worksheets to share with families.