Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome

Author: Brenda Smith Myles
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483304264
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can you make the school year successful for your students 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. 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: Environmental modifications, including visual supports and organizational strategies Technology accommodations Transition planning Emotional, behavioral, and social supports

Simple Strategies that Work

Author: Brenda Smith Myles
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282994
Format: PDF, ePub
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Children and youth with Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning autism (HFA), and pervasive developmental disorders-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and related exceptionalities have great potential, but all too often their abilities are not realized. "Simple Strategies that Work!" provides ideas and suggestions that teachers can use to help a student with AS/HFA on the road to success. The book discusses problems that arise in the classroom and how teachers can adjust the classroom to accommodate, while not interfering with normal classroom routines. Not bogged down with jargon, the book includes tables and boxes for quick reference and clear meaning. Also included is information on what can cause anxiety for the AS/HFA student, how this can lead to decreased academic and social performance, decreased attention to task, and potential increases in behavior problems, and what the teacher can do to assist.

Teaching Adolescents with Autism

Author: Walter Kaweski
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629141283
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Award-winning educator Walter Kaweski offers secondary teachers practical strategies and heartfelt insights based on his extensive experience as an autism specialist, inclusion coordinator, and father of a son with Asperger syndrome. Students with special needs often require extra support as they adjust to middle and high school and the changes that accompany adolescence. Without support, this time can be overwhelming. Teaching Adolescents with Autism offers hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers: • Understand the causes and manifestations of autism • Solve adolescent behavior challenges • Support students with diverse needs • Implement academic and behavioral interventions • Help students adjust to social situations • Understand special education policy Each chapter offers numerous personal stories that illustrate and reinforce strategies in a tangible way. Important concepts are augmented with bulleted lists, tables, figures, photographs, and cartoons drawn by a student with autism. This unique book takes the mystery out of teaching adolescents with autism and inspires teachers to appreciate the individuality of each student.

High Functioning Autism Asperger Syndrome in Schools

Author: Frank J. Sansosti
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236717
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Meeting a growing need for school-based practitioners, this book provides vital tools for improving the academic, behavioral, and social outcomes of students with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome (HFA/AS). Research-based best practices are presented for conducting meaningful assessments; collaborating with teachers, students, and parents to prevent school difficulties and problem solve when they occur; and developing effective individualized education programs (IEPs). In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book features a wealth of practical prevention and intervention strategies, illustrated with concrete examples. Over a dozen reproducibles include interview forms and observation sheets. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Michelle R. Haney
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412982464
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As prevalence rates and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) increase, there is a need for all educators to have a basic understanding of the disorder and how to teach affected children. Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educators Partnering with Families introduces, in an accessible manner, the significant body of research and theory in the field of autism within the larger context of understanding the unique socio-cultural dimensions of individuals with ASD and their families. Engaging and user-friendly, Michelle Haney’s text provides future educators insight into the complexity and diversity of children with ASD, the wide range of interventions and processes for make decisions about choosing interventions (teaming with parents to provide optimal educational opportunities), and the personal/professional growth that is likely to take place during such a journey.

Inclusion in Action

Author: Philip Foreman
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 017027022X
Format: PDF, Docs
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How can classroom teachers effectively differentiate learning and teaching programs to provide for the needs of every student in their class? This best-selling text begins by asking Why include all students? in regular classrooms and then shows how this can be done. It outlines the philosophy of inclusive education and focuses on the use of individualised planning and effective teaching practices to maximise learning outcomes within positive and productive environments. Vignettes and narratives provide real-life examples that help put the theory in context. Whilst retaining a strong focus on understanding issues related to disability, this new edition now treats diversity from a broader perspective. Throughout, it emphasizes a practical, research-based approach to teaching that can be applied to support students with a range of differences and additional needs.

Raising a Left Brain Child in a Right Brain World

Author: Katharine Beals
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822849
Format: PDF, Docs
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Does your child: • Have impressive intellectual abilities but seem puzzled by ordinary interactions with other children? • Have deep, all-absorbing interests or seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of certain subjects? • Bring home mediocre report cards, or seem disengaged at school, despite his or her obvious intelligence? If you answered "yes" to these questions, this book is for you. Author Katharine Beals uses the term "left-brain" to describe a type of child whose talents and inclinations lean heavily toward the logical, linear, analytical, and introverted side of the human psyche, as opposed to the "right brain," a term often associated with our emotional, holistic, intuitive, and extroverted side. Drawing on her research and interviews with parents and children, Beals helps parents to discover if they are raising a left-brain child, and she offers practical strategies for nurturing and supporting this type of child at school and at home. Beals also advises parents in how best to advocate for their children in today’s schools, which can be baffled by and unsupportive of left-brain learning styles.

Freedom from Meltdowns

Author: Travis Thompson
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669865
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Expert advice for frontline professionals on the most distressing aspects of living or working with children with autism.