Books & Journal article


Vera Bernard-Opitz
Visual Support in Autism-specific Behavior Therapy
The "Cartoon and Script Curriculum" for Social Skills and Communication
Translation will be available at Autism Asperger Publishing - AAPC www.aapcpublishing.net
Vera Bernard-Opitz/Anne Häußler
Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Teaching material for visual learners, AAPC

For more information and ordering please click here PDF (638 KB).
Vera Bernard-Opitz
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A Structured Teaching and Experience-Based Program for Therapists, Teachers and Parents, Pro-Ed

For more information and ordering please click here PDF (677 KB).
Vera Bernard-Opitz/Anne Häußler
Praktische Hilfen für Kinder mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen (ASS)
Fördermaterialien für visuell Lernende, Kohlhammer Verlag
(English see above: Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders)

For more information and ordering please click here PDF (509 KB).
Vera Bernard-Opitz
Kinder mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen (ASS)
Ein Praxishandbuch für Therapeuten, Eltern und Lehrer
(English, see above: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A Structured Teaching and Experience-Based Program for Therapists, Teachers and Parent

For more information and ordering please click here PDF (415 KB).
Books and book chapters on Autism Spectrum Disorders, evidence-based intervention methods, such as the STeP Program and visual support are available in German and English. Some can be downloaded for free.

Book chapters

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. Teleconsultation to develop skills and behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    In print in: Wilken, U. & Jeltsch-Schudle (Eds) Parent-training and Disability: Empowerment - Inclusion - Wellbeing,
    Kohlhammer-Publishing

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. How can one manage the behavior challenges of people with ASC in everyday life? In print in: Bölte, S. & Hallmeyer, J. (Ed.s), 2010, Autism Spectrum Conditions: International Experts answer your Questions on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and PDD-NOS, Hogrefe Publishing, 173-176

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2009) Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism-specific Behavior Therapy, In: Bölte, S., (Ed.) Handbuch Autismus, Huber-Publishing, 242-259

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2009) Videomodelling, In: Bölte, S., (Ed.) Handbuch Autismus, Huber-Publishing, 316-320

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2008) Teaching self help skills and independence, In: Arnold, K.-H., Graumann, O., Rakhkochkine, A., (Eds) Handbuch Förderung, Beltz Verlag, Weinheim, 303-320

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. & Lyen, K. (1997) Autism. In: K. Lyne, L. Eng Hin & J. Tham (Eds.) Rainbow Dreams: How to help your child with developmental delay

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (1988) Applied autism research in rehabilitation centers. In: Ch. Arens, & St. Dzikowski (Eds.) Autism Today: Current developments in the therapy of autistic children,
    Verlag Modernes Lernen, Dortmund

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. New methods in the behavior modification of autistic children. (German) In: Speck, O., Peterander,
    F & Innerhofer, P. (1987) (Eds.), Kindertherapie Interdisziplinäre Beiträge aus Forschung und Praxis.
    München: Reinhardt Verlag, 147-154

Journal Articles

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2012) Early assessment and intervention (Editorial) | PDF 118 KB, Autism News of Orange County & the Rest of the World, Spring, 6 (2), 3-4

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. STeP Program (2011): Structured and experience-based Program for children with Autism, Autism Spectrum Quarterly, March

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2011) Latest technologies for children with ASD (Editorial) | PDF 265 KB, Autism News of Orange County & the Rest of the World, 6 (1), 3-4

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. STeP Program (2011): Structured and experience-based Program for children with Autism, in print in Pediatrics (Germ: Pädiatrie Hautnah), in print in Autism Spectrum Quarlerly

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2011) ABA and ABT (Autism-specific Behavior Therapy), in Autism Germany (Germ: Autismus Deutschland)

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2010) Visions for a range of living options for a range of individuals with ASD, Autism News of Orange County & the Rest of the World, 3-4

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2007) Autism and schools in Singapore and Germany, Proceedings of the Conference: Autism and Schools: Perspectives in Education in Germany, 58-65

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2007) The use of technology in the education and treatment of children with autism (Editorial), Autism News of Orange County & the Rest of the World, Fall, 3-5 (in: Autism Journal of the German Autism Society (Autismus, Zeitschrift des Bundesverbandes, Hilfe für das autistische Kind))

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2007) Family issues in autism (Editorial), Autism News of Orange County & the Rest of the World, Fall, 3-5

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2006). Beyond buzzwords: Evidence-based practice (Editorial). Autism News of Orange County &
    the Rest of the World, Summer, 3-6

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2006). Sixty years autism In: Conference Proceedings: Changing perspectives in autism: Transitions are challenges (German), 11th Annual Congress of the German Autism Society

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2005) Precision Teaching: Making learning effortless. Autism News of Orange County & the Rest of the World, Summer/Fall, Vol 2 (2), 9-11 (PDF, 83 KB)

  • Bernard-Opitz, V., Siow Ing & Tan, Y.K. (2004) Comparison of behavioural and natural play interventions for young children with autism.
    Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 8(3): 319-334

  • Tan, Y.K. & Bernard-Opitz, V. (2003) Teaching joint attention in young children with autism: An exploratory study, in manuscript

  • Kok, A., Bernard-Opitz, V. & Tan, Y.K. A (2002) Comparison of the effects of structured and facilitated play on preschool children with autism, Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 6, 1, 181-196

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (2002) Fifteen years autism work in Singapore. Autism, (Autismus, Zeitschrift des Bundesverbandes: 'Hilfe für das autistische Kind'), 53, 48-53

  • Bernard-Opitz V, Sriram N, Nakhoda-Sapuan S.(2001) Enhancing social problem solving in children with autism and normal children through computer-assisted instruction, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 31, 4, 377-384.

  • Bernard-Opitz, V, Kwok, K.W. & Sapuan-Nakhoda, S. (2001) Epidemiology of autism in Singapore, International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 24, 1-6.

  • Bernard-Opitz, V., Chen, A., & Kok, A. (2000) Analysis of pragmatic aspects of communication in autistic children.
    Practice of Child Psychology and Child Psychiatry, (Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie), 49, 2, 97-108

  • Chin, H. Y. & Bernard-Opitz, V., (2000) Teaching conversational skills to children with autism: Effect of the development of a Theory of Mind, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 30, 6, 569-583.

  • Bernard-Opitz, V., Sriram, N. & Sapuan, S (1999) Enhancing vocal imitations in children with autism using the IBM SpeechViewer, Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice,
    Vol.3 (2), 131-149
    (PDF, 605 KB)

  • Bernard-Opitz, V., Kok, A. (1994) Functional behavior analysis of self-injurious behavior. Special Education, (Sonderpädagogik) 24, 1, 14-22.

  • Chen, A., & Bernard-Opitz, V. (1993) A comparison of personal and computer assisted instruction in autistic children.
    Mental Retardation, 31, 6, 368-376.

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (1991) New research trends in self-injurious behaviors, Special Education, (Sonderpädagogik) 21, 174-175.

  • Bernard-Opitz, V., Roos, K., Blesch, G., (1989) Computer-assisted instruction in autistic children, Journal for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie), 17, 125-130.

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (1988) Behavior analysis and intervention in self-injurious behavior, Journal for Child and Adolescence Psychiatry (Zeitschrift für Kinder und Jugendpsychiatrie), 16, 20-26.

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (1985) New approaches in the behavior modification of autistic children, Journal of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation (Zeitschrift für Beschäftigungstherapie und Rehabilitation), 99-102.

  • Bernard-Opitz, V. (1982) Pragmatic analysis of the communicative performance in an autistic child, Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, USA, 99-109.


 

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