Seeing Autism through Parents’ Feedback, Sketchnotes, Technology, and Evidence-based Practices

  • Demetria Ennis-Cole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 99-107

About this book


Seeing Autism is a comprehensive but easy-to-understand guidebook for caretakers, parents, educators, counselors, therapists, and researchers on various aspects of rearing and supporting children with autism spectrum disorder. It provides textual and visual information on technology tools, symptoms, diagnosis, auditory, sensory, visual, physical, and educational issues, as well as strategies and practices to help children on the Autism Spectrum reach their potential. 

Seeing Autism uniquely capitalizes on sketchnotes, a visual thinking tool, to communicate information and practices. Sketchnotes provide a unique space that can help the reader think differently, generate a variety of ideas, explore alternatives, and develop constructive points for expressing ideas and developing visual communication aids. This book will assist parents, educators, and professionals in schools (counselors, school psychologists, librarians) who work with children diagnosed with ASD; it will help readers increase their knowledge of autism and gain an appreciation for evidence-based practices and forms of technology that can be used to support learners on the autism spectrum. 

 “This book is a call to arms and is as much a resource for the family friend as it is for the provider coming to the home. In the book Seeing Autism, Dr. Demetria Ennis-Cole helps individuals gain an incredible perspective and learn the struggles, challenges and joys of families rearing children, teens and adults on the spectrum.  This book covers the entire spectrum and is a fantastic mix of research, parent perspective, and even sketchnotes for visual learners. The material is well-balanced and is a great resource to support individuals on the spectrum at home, in the community or in the classroom." 

Brad McGarry

Father, Speaker, Author and Director of the Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst University


Autism Language Communication Educational Technology Triad of Impairment Auditory issues Auditory processing Sensory issues ASD Visual processing issues Positive learning environment Evidence-based practices in Autism Sketchnotes

Authors and affiliations

  • Demetria Ennis-Cole
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  1. 1.Department of Learning TechnologiesUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15373-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15374-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2625-0004
  • Series Online ISSN 2625-0012
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