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Educating Children with Autism. Autism is a word most of us are familiar with. But do we really know what it means? What we do know is that children with autism are challenged by the most essential human behaviors. Autism generally has lifelong effects on how children learn to be social beings, limiting their ability to take care of themselves and to participate in the community. Education is the primary form of treatment for this mysterious condition.
This means that we place important responsibilities, not only on schools and teachers but also on children's parents. Educating Children with Autism outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism, while also exploring the educational options that have proved to be most effective. Parents of children with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities are accustomed to paying close attention to their child's physical, cognitive, and emotional development. This proactive approach should also include their child's sexual development, which for many parents may not seem as obvious or urgent, especially to those with young children.
Drawing on her unique background as both a sexual educator and mother of a child with Down syndrome, the author blends factual information and practical ideas for teaching children with Down syndrome about their bodies, puberty, and sexuality. This book gives parents the confidence to speak comfortably about these sometimes difficult subjects. School can be a nightmare for children on the autistic spectrum.
Far from learning social skills at school, they may find themselves in a hostile environment where they suffer teasing, bullying, and social isolation. Homeschooling can provide a positive - and workable - alternative. In this sympathetic and readable book, parents who homeschool their children with autism or Asperger Syndrome tell their personal stories: how they reached the decision to educate at home, how they set about the task, and how it changed their children's lives. A chapter on getting started answers frequently asked questions about teaching materials, curricula and socialization.
This inspiring resource shows parents of children with disabilities how to obtain the educational services their children rightfully deserve. It examines the internal workings of the education system, reveals the challenges that await, lists the services that are available, and discusses the rights that are federally guaranteed.
Complete with a resource list, directions for filing a complaint, and explanations of relevant legislation and regulations, this powerful handbook can make a difference for parents as well as educators. This book fills the gap with excellent information on assessment, appropriate exercises and essential components of teaching this skill. It is also loaded with games and defined activities that will interest and motivate most children with autism.
This is a clear and concise guide to effective classroom practice for teachers and support assistants working with children with Asperger Syndrome in mainstream schools and other non-specialist settings. The authors outline the underlying impairments and their educational implications, and consider the issues of assessment and diagnosis. They offer practical strategies for effective and realistic classroom intervention, including access to the National Curriculum, and consider the behavioral challenges the child with Asperger Syndrome may pose.
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Successful Inclusion for Students with Autism helps special education teachers and other education professionals to establish, implement, and maintain a successful inclusion program for children in the autism spectrum. The book begins by outlining the overall program components that need to be in place to initiate and establish an effective inclusion program. It then guides readers step-by-step through the process of implementing and maintaining the program, giving specific information on a variety of topics such as key roles and responsibilities, ongoing program assessment, and evaluating student progress.
De Boer also provides proven techniques for working with ASD students, and includes in the book scores of helpful forms and checklists that facilitate implementation of the inclusion process and evaluation of students' progress within the inclusion program. Gifted Children is a lively and informative exploration of the mystery of the gifted mind and the social and emotional needs of gifted children and their families. The authors give an insight into what is 'normal' for gifted children, acknowledge the difficulties they experience, and offer pointers for parents on how to support them at home, in the interaction with siblings and other family members, and at school.
The authors identify self-acceptance and communication with others as key skills for gifted children, whose exceptional abilities in fields ranging from music and maths to linguistics and art are often complicated by poor social skills, dyslexia or other difficulties. This excellent book, written by counsellors who are also parents with first hand knowledge of living and working with gifted children, is an accessible and positive guide full of constructive advice and encouragement for other parents.
It includes practical information such as useful contact details, as well as opportunities for reflection. Managing Behaviour in the Primary School. The original edition of this book made accessible to primary school teachers and student teachers the means of putting many of the Elton Report's findings into practice. The author's philosophy on behavior management still stands, but the ideas have been revised and updated to take account of more recent thought about good practice in primary education and the management of schools today.
The book suggests tried and tested strategies for forestalling behavior problems through thoughtful class management and lesson planning; responding positively to behavior incidents; communicating positive expectations; and enhancing pupil motivation. There are useful checklists throughout and material for experienced staff as well as for students and newly qualified teachers. Now in its second edition, this best-selling resource gives educators all the latest wisdom on including students with both sensory impairments and cognitive and physical disabilities.
Packed with practical information and ideas, the updated edition features a new chapter on assessment, information on IDEA and new regulations, strategies like block scheduling and service learning, separate chapters on middle and high school, and coverage of today's hot topics, including literacy in all its forms. Educators will learn about compatible teaching methods for students with and without disabilities, the roles of peers and adults in the inclusion process, and how to adapt curricula and instructional techniques for students having significant challenges.
For inclusive classrooms to succeed, paraprofessionals and educators must work together effectively and truly understand each other's specific roles and responsibilities. The second edition of this best selling, easy-to-use workbook helps them do just that, with creative activities, personal stories, objectives, and planning guides that you can work through as a team!
Based on reader feedback from the first edition, this edition includes field-tested activities and guidance, new case studies, improved photocopiable forms, and much more. Taking Autism to School. This book educates children about autism, a complex and often misunderstood condition. Told by Angel, whose friend Sam is autistic, the story describes what life is like for a child who lives with autism. Keys to Success for Teaching Students with Autism.
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The Keys to Success was written as a practical, step-by-step guide to educating students with autism. This much needed resource unlocks the secrets of six critical teaching elements, including creating an effective classroom environment, curriculum level. Fad, Kathleen M. Designed to provide parents and educators with information concerning some of the numerous options available in educating children and adults with autism. Children with autism spectrum disorders are increasingly being educated in inclusive general education classrooms.
For optimal results, teachers need to know as much as possible about autism and the teaching methods and modifications that work best for these students. This is a huge undertaking for time-crunched general education teachers, many of whom may never have had a student with autism before. Now teachers can turn to Autism in Your Classroom for the information and guidance they need. Written by two neuropsychologists with extensive clinical and classroom experience, this new book is a concise, easy-to-read guide developed for primary school teachers grades K- 6.
Color of Autism. In a style that combines practical instruction with chicken-soup-for-the-soul inspiration, Flowers provides a treasure of tips and tools on how to communicate effectively in "autism-speak"; design effective classrooms and learning environments; create schedules that make sense to students; use creative cueing to reinforce lessons; inspire students to achieve their full potential. Flowers' palette of teaching techniques includes real-life case studies and examples of classroom challenges and how to solve them.
Her holistic approach is designed to help you enhance and make sense of the kaleidoscope of behaviors in each of these colorful individuals. A comprehensive handbook that focuses on the importance of not only integrating all students regardless of ability in a public school setting, but also on the need to teach them skills that are directly related to the expectations and demands of the community at large. Serving learners from kindergarten through age 21, this field-tested curriculum is a must for professionals and parents devoted to directly preparing a student to function in the world.
It examines the role of community living domains, functional academics, and embedded skills, and includes practical implementation strategies and indispensable information for preparing students whose learning needs go beyond the scope of traditional academic programs. This book has been written to provide parents, administrators, and educators of students with autism the necessary information and skills to meet the challenges of the Individual Educational Program IEP process.
Although it should be especially helpful to parents of children who have been recently diagnosed as having autism or other pervasive developmental disorders, it also contains helpful information for parents and educators who have more experience dealing with the IEP process. The book takes readers through the child-centered educational process from the stages of initial diagnosis to implementation and monitoring of students' individualized educational programs.
The book provides practical suggestions for parents and school districts based on federal and state legislative requirements, case law, and the many years of experience the author has in working with the IEP process as a teacher, special education administrator, regional special education consultant, and a university instructor. Howard Gardner's brilliant conception of individual competence has changed the face of education in the twenty-three years since the publication of his classic work, Frames of Mind.
Since then thousands of educators, parents, and researchers have explored the practical implications and applications of Multiple Intelligences theory--the powerfulnotion that there are separate human capacities, ranging from musical intelligence to the intelligence involved in self-understanding. The first decade of research on MI theory and practice was reported in the edition of Multiple Intelligences.
This new edition covers all developments since then and stands as the most thorough and up-to-date account of MI available anywhere. Completely revised throughout, it features new material on global applications and on MI in the workplace, an assessment of MI practice in the current conservative educational climate, new evidence about brain functioning, and much more.
This engaging text, designed for students of special and general education, provides comprehensive coverage of human exceptionalities across the life span. It employs a traditional organization beginning with four foundations chapters covering such important topics as the history of special education, key litigation and legislation, including up-to-date coverage of the reauthorization of the IDEA, service delivery models, cultural and linguistic diversity, and a full chapter on parents and families.
Nine "categorical" chapters, each of which follows a common format, follow these chapters. The book features a strong emphasis on inclusion with coverage of inclusion in each of the categorical chapters. Each categorical chapter also features sections on transition, multicultural consideration, and use of technology. Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior. Distills the most recent and relevant findings regarding behavior management, offering practical suggestions for using new techniques in the classroom.
Defines and discusses learning, language and motor skills disorders. Addresses the concept of temperament and its impact on children's behavior and personality. Covers problems of anxiety, depression and shyness as well as more pervasive disorders including Tourette's Syndrome and autism.
Features a detailed review of effective and ineffective management strategies in the classroom. Ross W. Greene presents an enlightened, clear-cut, and practical alternative.
Relying on research from the neurosciences, Dr. Greene offers a new conceptual framework for understanding the difficulties of kids with behavioral challenges and explains why traditional discipline isn't effective at addressing these difficulties. Emphasizing the revolutionarily simple and positive notion that kids do well if they can, he persuasively argues that kids with behavioral challenges are not attention-seeking, manipulative, limit-testing, coercive, or unmotivated, but that they lack the skills to behave adaptively.
And when adults recognize the true factors underlying difficult behavior and teach kids the skills in increments they can handle, the results are astounding: The kids overcome their obstacles; the frustration of teachers, parents, and classmates diminishes; and the well-being and learning of all students are enhanced. In Lost at School, Dr. Greene describes how his road-tested, evidence-based approach -- called Collaborative Problem Solving -- can help challenging kids at school.
Nature or nurture. One of the most intense debates in understanding the development of the human mind is whether cognitive ability is based in genetics or developed through learning experiences. While biology clearly plays a part, recent neuroscience research shows that the interactions experienced during infancy and childhood can actually change the physical structure and wiring of the brain.
Does this mean many children with developmental and learning disorders--such as autism, PDD, language and speech problems, ADD, Down syndrome and others--can make greater progress than previously thought? The pioneering work of Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder strongly supports this prospect. The inspiring success of Dr. Stanley Greenspan's unique approach to autism and ASD autistic spectrum disorders is known to grateful parents and to professionals throughout the world. Now at last his highly effective and influential program is presented in one clear and accessible volume. A number of innovative, exciting features distinguish Greenspan's approach to autism: First, his program has demonstrated that children with signs of autism or autistic spectrum disorders do not have a fixed, limited potential, but in many cases can join their peers and lead full, healthy lives, emotionally and intellectually.
Secondly, his approach can be applied at a very early stage, when signs of autism first appear. Thus, the hope of preventing the full onset of autism becomes a real possibility. Third, the approach empowers the entire family to promote their child's development throughout each day. Also, the DIR Floortime approach guides the efforts of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and educators to work with the family and builds on the latest research on the development of the mind and brain.
As cases of autism continue to rise worldwide, Dr. Greenspan's extremely successful Floortime approach is producing very promising results that could one day stem the tide against this dread disorder. No one involved in the care of children with autism, parent or professional, can afford to be without this landmark work. Strengthening Fine Motor Skills. This workbook, designed for students in grades K-3 to reinforce correct letter and word formations, includes activities that improve visual tracking skills using auditory and tactile components to identify the position of easily reversed letters in isolated words.
Reproducibles included. Now, from leading experts in the field, comes this important book that comprehensively evaluates early childhood inclusion over the past 25 years. Based on their research and extensive experience, the authors examine benefits and drawbacks of inclusion, leading influences on inclusion, and issues that face children in different environments with different developmental challenges.
This timely information shows professionals, instructors, and students in early intervention and early childhood education where inclusion is today and what they need to do to keep the field moving forward. The final chapter presents a national in-scope agenda for change -- a framework of ideas for meeting challenges and achieving an agreed-upon set of principles and practices -- in order to create optimal educational environments for all children. A valuable tool for implementation of IDEA '97, this book provides a synthesis of best practices in inclusion, and demonstrates that individualized instruction is enhanced, not lost, in supported general education classrooms.
The implementation focus of this book underscores its usefulness as a tool for in-training prospective teachers who will work in diverse K classrooms. Strategies presented demonstrate clearly how unified systems and resources can be employed for all students' benefit, not only for those with identified need. Typical students, students from at risk situations, students with mild as well as severe disabilities are all addressed, and special education is not seen as separate from general education.
She is co-author of 'It can get better: A guide for parents and caregivers' also published by Autism Asperger Publishing Company. This book offers a practical approach for staff and carers who want to develop the use of ICT for children on the autistic spectrum and for those with language and communication difficulties.
It combines descriptions of current research and literature on the subject of autism and ICT with practical guidance on software and hardware. A practical approach encourages experimentation, values the skills and attributes that participants bring and minimizes the technical barrier to ICT use. It includes concise information on what autism is, and examples of a range of pupils and their typical learning behaviors. It offers advice on how ICT can relate to various aspects of autism, information on concept keyboards and touch-sensitive screens and switches, and help with buying a computer and using the internet.
Choosing Home will take you into the homes of Asperger families as they journey from survival of the playground bully to making it work at home. Hartnett embraces those pertinent questions raised by parents: Will I be limiting my child's emotional and social development? How will I know if my teaching is good enough? What if I can't cope? These questions and many more are answered in this touching and insightful narrative. This is a book of hope and encouragement to all parents with an interest in home schooling.
Homeschooling parents can tailor the learning experience to precisely fit their child's requirements, a critical necessity in the development of special-needs children. So, how can you provide the most effective education for your child at home? This timely book shines a spotlight on the challenges and joys of homeschooling special-needs children-children with challenges ranging from autism and ADD to other learning disabilities or children who simply march to the beat of a different drummer. Inside, you'll discover how to: Create a flexible learning pace Assist your child to develop individual strengths Tailor a homeschooling experience for special-needs children of all ages Develop strong family bonds with a challenging child Get help from both public and private sources And much more!
Hayes holds the reader's hand through determining whether symptoms actually constitute a disorder or are simply a normal childhood trait, right on through negotiating with medical and educational bureaucracies this advice alone may be worth the price of the book! A valuable addition to the homeschooling bookshelf, highly recommended for anyone homeschooling a child with special needs. Working Together for a Brighter Future. Based upon a current Florida program which has demonstrated a high degree of success, this book describes effective strategies for educating, relating to and communicating with higher functioning individuals with autism in the sixth through twelth grade levels.
Broadened public awareness of autism and other associated spectrum disorders, combined with continuing research, means that more students than ever before are being identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Effective Instructional Practices provides a systematic approach to addressing research-based content and specific instructional strategies for beginning and experienced teachers. Readers will follow Ms. Harris, a novice educator working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, throughout the book as she develops her own skills in becoming an effective teacher.
This resource provides special education teachers, therapists, parents, and home-based therapists with practical, easy-to-implement ideas for creating over 80 different work tasks or boxes to be used to teach students to work independently and for an established length of time. This book contains classroom and home-tested ideas of addressing skills in six different areas: sorting, matching, reading, writing, mathematics, and motor tasks.
The ideas are designed for early learners, ages Other books in the series will focus on teaching young learners beginning reading, writing, math skills and appropriate play skills using visually structured techniques. This comprehensive, yet easy-to-use system allows educators to understand how and when to implement an instructional program for students with autism spectrum disorders ASD.
The CAPS process was designed to be used by the child s educational team, consisting of parents, general educators, special educators, paraprofessionals, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, administrators, psychologists, consultants, siblings, and others who are stakeholders in the student s education. The structure of this innovative tool ensures consistent use of supports to ensure student success as well as data collection to measure that success. In addition, CAPS fosters targeted professional development. Because CAPS identifies supports for each of the student s daily activities, it is possible for all educational professionals working with the student to readily identify the methods, supports, and structures in which they themselves need training.
Home Schooling Children with Special Needs. Sharon Hensley gives her readers a fresh perspective in facing the challenges of home schooling children with special needs. Parents will appreciate her first hand experience dealing with the frustrations and joys of raising and teaching children with special needs. Based on their pioneering work at the King Ecgbert School, the authors explore the issues of access and inclusion in employment and education for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders ASD.
They describe the challenges they faced in establishing and running an Integrated Resource for children with ASD, within a mainstream secondary school. The twenty-eight pupils at The Resource participate in the regular school curriculum, but also learn a wide range of additional life skills.
These include road safety, work-place skills and using public transport as well as expressing feelings, making choices and learning from experience. The innovative Post 16 provision of The Resource arranges work placements for its older pupils with employers such as Sainsburys and Norwich Union and these projects reveal the encouraging possibilities within employment for young people with ASD. Throughout, the authors make useful practical suggestions for access and inclusion, showing how people with ASD can participate more fully in the world of work and the community.
This comprehensive guide is bursting with achievable teaching strategies for those involved with ASD students in the school environment. Due to understaffed classes or poor staff training, many students with ASDs are taught in mainstream lessons where they do not receive the help they require and are entitled to. Hewitt shows that providing specialist support in schools enables students with ASDs and associated behavioural difficulties to become more included in pre-school, primary and secondary mainstream classes. Hewitt promotes tried and tested initiatives to evaluate staff expectations, convey meaning in the classroom through alternative methods of communication, re-think the physical environment of pupils and celebrate achievement with rewards.
With an abundance of cost- and time-effective management guidelines for teachers and support staff of affected pupils, this book facilitates a more inclusive school setting and stresses the importance of a consistent working approach both at school and home. Teachers and parents alike will find this an invaluable resource for integrating ASD students among their peers while providing them with the necessary support. Computer technology is a fast-paced industry.
As parents and professionals working with people with developmental disabilities, we are interested in state-of-the-art technology combined with educational, motivating, and affordable software. But, how do we choose programs which will be useful, motivating and fun? This book helps you do just that. Included are detailed reviews of 68 different educational software programs, from 19 major software publishing companies, along with helpful Software Buying Tips, Evaluation Criteria, and Resource lists for the software companies and their newsletters.
Each software is divided into five sections: System Hardware requirements, Customizing options, Description, Evaluation, and Discussion - and includes the learning objectives and the appropriate developement age levels for the program. Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to teach him at home.
Where traditional educational approaches had produced limited results, the author's own method of teaching succeeded, over a period of two years, in enabling Billy to pass the test that allowed him to enter a class for gifted children. Teaching at Home explains the author's approach, focused on adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and respecting his vivid imaginative world while attracting and retaining his attention.
The author describes her use of sensory and memory techniques, social stories and humour, and gives useful advice on issues such as understanding body language, adapting the teaching environment, devising homework schedules and coping with distractions. This book offers inspiration and encouragement for parents of children with autism or Asperger Syndrome who are considering homeschooling their children, and also provides useful pointers for teachers and carers. Now parents and educators can use this guide to teach meaningful math to students--with and without learning problems--who struggle with understanding computation, number concepts, and when and how to use these skills.
The author, an experienced educator, was inspired to write TEACHING MATH to meet the needs of hands-on learners after observing the difficulty her adult son with Down syndrome and his peers had in applying math skills to everyday life. Its success lies in capitalizing on the visual learning strengths of these concrete learners and using manipulatives, games, and activities to teach and maintain motivation. A key feature of this method is the early introduction of the calculator, which allows students to progress in their understanding of math without having to memorize math facts.
This book can be used to help students learn the critical math survival skills needed for living independently or help students in their math curricula at school. Each characteristic is then paired with a brief explanation, followed by a series of bulleted interventions. The Little Class with the Big Personality is an honest account of the day-to-day challenges faced by the teacher of seven very different autistic children. The author's creative, accessible approach invites the reader to look beyond the stereotypes of mainstream schooling and explore the experience of teaching a lively group of children with autism.
The illustrations, by one of the children, add a pupil's perspective of the diverse personalities and class activities described within the book. The author provides an insight into the hopes and concerns of parents as their children begin their educational journey. Some of the parents share their anxieties about handing over the care of their son or daughter to an unknown teacher in these early years, and their worries about placing them in the new and alien classroom environment, trusting that their child will be understood, accepted and liked.
This book provides a professional and highly readable overview of an early-years class for children with autism for both educators and parents. Ultimately, it is a celebration of the personalities of children with autism. Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn helps educators appreciate the learning process and improve its effectiveness for students with Asperger Syndrome.
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The author provides a compelling inside view of how AS pupils perceive and understand what goes on in the classroom, and how they, in turn, are perceived by fellow pupils and teachers. She adopts a pragmatic approach to improving communications in the classroom and offers practical intervention strategies to increase mutual understanding and create a rewarding and supportive learning environment. The book also includes many examples of behaviour commonly observed in AS children, and illuminating accounts of specific children's experiences, which help to understand the learning process and avoid misunderstandings.
This accessible book is a key resource for educators and parents of AS children and provides invaluable guidance and strategies for professionals who need to understand how AS pupils learn and communicate. When it was passed in , the Education for All Handicapped Children Act was a historic piece of legislation that guaranteed all students with disabilities the right to a free and appropriate public education. Thirty years later noted practitioners, advocates, policy makers, researchers, individuals with disabilities, and parents gathered at Loyola Marymount University to discuss the current practices in the field and make recommendations for the future.
This book is a result of that event. Education for All offers an important resource for educators and parents who teach and support students with disabilities. The book includes contributions from noted authorities in special and general education including Mary Falvey, Diane Haager, Robert Rueda, and Janette Klingner. They address the important overarching issues in the field and focus on topics that are relevant to students no matter what their individual disability. Autism with Severe Learning Difficulties.
A guide to help solve the many difficulties of working with children who have been diagnosed with both autism and severe learning difficulties. The range of educational options available to a child with Autism and Asperger syndrome is broad, but choosing the right path can often be a complex and mystifying task for all involved.
This book provides information and advice for professionals and parents making crucial decisions about meeting the educational needs of such a child. Special Education Treatment Planner.
The Bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals The Special Education Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal education treatment plans that take the educational professional a step further past the writing of goals for Individualized Education Plans IEPs. Documentation Sourcebooks provide the forms and records that mental health professionals need to efficiently run their practice.
For more information on our PracticePlanners products, including our full line of Treatment Planners, visit us on the Web at: www. This text was created as a tool to aid school professionals in writing clear, specific, and highly-individualized educational treatment plans for students with special needs. Each section includes clear statements describing behavior manifestations of the disability, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and educational interventions.
Appendices include a bibliotherapy for parents and extensive bibliography for therapists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. This text is meant as a companion for students in teacher-training, newly-qualified teachers, or for anyone teaching children with autistic spectrum disorders for the first time in a mainstream setting. Ask Seller a Question. Title: Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome Asperger syndrome AS is a disorder in the autism spectrum, and students with AS suffer from similar, though milder, symptoms as students with autism.
Classroom teachers who are responsible for planning for and teaching students with AS generally have not been provided the skills and knowledge to do so. Crafting and implementing plans for students is nearly impossible without a clear understanding of the disorder, or clearly defined instructional methods and strategies. Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome provides important strategies in teaching children and youth diagnosed with AS. This essential resource for teachers and other educators presents research-based, instructional, behavioral, and environmental strategies for teachers, including: - Adaptations for success in general education settings - Environmental modifications, including visual supports and organizational strategies - Technology accommodations - Transition planning - Emotional, behavioral, and social supports Children and youth with AS are often misunderstood.
These individuals have great potential that frequently remains unrealized because the modifications they require to be successful are not made. By using the practical strategies in this guide, however, educators can at last effectively meet the needs of students with AS.