How to Develop and Implement Visual Supports

Author: Theresa L. Earles-Vollrath
Publisher: Pro-Ed
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Describes many types of visual supports and visual strategies that support informational, behavioral, and communication necessary in the education of students with autism spectrum disorders.

Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism

Author: Caroline I. Magyar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441963031
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Recent years have witnessed a marked increase both in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and those placed alongside their typically developing peers in general education classrooms. These events bring with them a plethora of challenges, particularly in the areas of program design and educational practices. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism offers systematic, evidence-based guidelines—as well as tools, checklists, and other resources—for creating effective learning environments for students across the autism spectrum and the grade span. Planning, development, implementation, and continuous evaluation are examined in detail in this practical volume, which features: An overview of the ASDs, with an emphasis on effective educational practice. In-depth discussion of the ASD Program Development and Evaluation Protocol. A staff training model for personnel working with students with ASD. A detailed framework for student support teams and family-school collaboration. Specific guidelines for conducting needs assessments and student evaluations. • Case examples of applications of the protocol on the program, school, and regional levels. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism is a uniquely rigorous and thorough reference benefiting school psychologists and special education professionals as well as those in allied educational and mental health fields, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals working with children with autism.

Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers

Author: Lisa Rogers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008498
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Visual supports have been proven to be a highly effective way to communicate with, and teach, a student with an autism spectrum disorder or other learning difficulty. This book is packed with simple, effective tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. They can be adapted to be used with young children and older learners with a range of educational needs, including nonverbal learners. Based on the author's years of teaching experience, the book covers how the classroom environment is laid out, how to use schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the visual supports are clearly explained alongside examples and photos showing them in use in the classroom. The supports are also included on the accompanying CD as blank templates. This will be a welcome resource of easy-to-use ideas for mainstream and special education teachers. Therapists, parents and anyone working with students with learning difficulties will also find many of the ideas useful.

Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community

Author: Jennifer L. Savner
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 096725146X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Making Visual Supports Work is exploding with practical ideas for daily living with a child with Asperger Syndrome. It is an easy read that empowers parents to use everyday items to create simple, effective visual supports. A "must" for any parent who wants to have less conflict and more fun.

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Robin LaBarbera
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506338887
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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Partnering with Families for Positive Outcomes focuses on practical strategies for educating children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom. Additional features describe how to partner with families in the implementation of many of the strategies, giving voice to parents, based on recent quantitative and qualitative research. Case studies developed from real interviews with parents and educators open each chapter, and the book focuses on what “works” and what “does not work” in their collaborative experiences. Key Features Case studies with "What Would You Do" questions offer real life scenarios that allow readers to apply their understanding of the chapter's contents to a situation they may encounter. Theory Into Practice (T.I.P) boxes promote self-reflection and an opportunity to apply material in real-world scenarios. A section of every chapter is devoted to how to collaborate with families to implement the chapter's specific strategies not just at school but also at home. Inclusion tips provide ways to implement the chapter's strategy for teachers in general education classrooms with children with ASD.

Utilizing Visual Supports to Improve Autonomy in Children During Unstructured Classroom Time

Author: Kary L. Thelander
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The research question addressed in this project was, how do visual supports improve autonomy in children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old during unstructured classroom time? The motivating factor for this teacher's capstone was her desire to implement a strategy that would benefit the students in her early childhood classroom to initiate self-care skills. By observing that children who have limitations within their auditory and verbal processing are able to learn more quickly when visual cues are combined with verbal prompts, this teacher created appropriate visual supports to guide their learning. The methodology to answer the question included a collection of qualitative data. Literature supporting the question is presented along with the numerical data collected during the research study. Using evidence from the collected data, visual supports were found to be overall effective at promoting learning and improving autonomous behaviors in an early childhood classroom.

Visual Knowledge Modeling for Semantic Web Technologies Models and Ontologies

Author: Paquette, Gilbert
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1615208402
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book addresses how we can make the Web more useful, more intelligent, more knowledge intensive to fulfill our more and more demanding learning and working needs? It is based on the premise that representing knowledge visually is key for individuals and organizations to enable useful access to the knowledge era"--Provided by publisher.

Everyday Public Speaking

Author: Mark V. Redmond
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205386611
Format: PDF, ePub
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The authors' unique approach to public speaking as an everyday communication event helps the reader learn to speak effectively to positive (supportive), neutral (indifferent or apathetic), and negative (hostile) audiences. This unique approach to public speaking helps the reader learn to evaluate the speaking situation and then to apply strategies for devising and delivering effective presentations. The focus of Everyday Public Speaking is on learning to speak effectively in the various types of situations that the reader will face everyday in their personal and professional lives. Strategies are taught that will help the reader tailor their presentations to their audience based on the different needs of three audience types. Speaking examples, many illustrated by video clips, illustrate the concepts.

Choice Experiments in Developing Countries

Author: Jeff Bennett
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: 9781848440036
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Choice Experiments in Developing Countries is an invaluable one-stop presentation of the best-practice case studies implementing the choice experiment method in developing countries. It highlights the theoretical and practical issues that should be taken into consideration when applying this method in a developing country context. The expert contributors gather recent state-of-the-art choice experiment studies undertaken in several developing countries, in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. These focus on a variety of environmental and agricultural issues, underlining the versatility of this method in valuing a wide array of interventions (for example policies, public and private services, new technologies) and emphasizing the value of the method in informing efficient, effective and equitable policies for sustainable economic development. This work will be of great interest to academics and researchers of environmental economics, agricultural and resource economics, development, environmental management and planning, as well as national and international development agencies and NGOs. Civil servants and policymakers in developing countries will find the work and recommendations within this book engaging and inspirational.

Domain Specific Development with Visual Studio DSL Tools

Author: Steve Cook
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132701556
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Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs)--languages geared to specific vertical or horizontal areas of interest--are generating growing excitement from software engineers and architects. DSLs bring new agility to the creation and evolution of software, allowing selected design aspects to be expressed in terms much closer to the system requirements than standard program code, significantly reducing development costs in large-scale projects and product lines. In this breakthrough book, four leading experts reveal exactly how DSLs work, and how you can make the most of them in your environment. With Domain-Specific Development with Visual Studio DSL Tools , you'll begin by mastering DSL concepts and techniques that apply to all platforms. Next, you'll discover how to create and use DSLs with the powerful new Microsoft DSL Tools--a toolset designed by this book's authors. Learn how the DSL Tools integrate into Visual Studio--and how to define DSLs and generate Visual Designers using Visual Studio's built-in modeling technology. In-depth coverage includes Determining whether DSLs will work for you Comparing DSLs with other approaches to model-driven development Defining, tuning, and evolving DSLs: models, presentation, creation, updates, serialization, constraints, validation, and more Creating Visual Designers for new DSLs with little or no coding Multiplying productivity by generating application code from your models with easy-to-use text templates Automatically generating configuration files, resources, and other artifacts Deploying Visual Designers across the organization, quickly and easily Customizing Visual Designers for specialized process needs List of Figures List of Tables Foreword Preface About the Authors Chapter 1 Domain-Specific Development Chapter 2 Creating and Using DSLs Chapter 3 Domain Model Definition Chapter 4 Presentation Chapter 5 Creation, Deletion, and Update Behavior Chapter 6 Serialization Chapter 7 Constraints and Validation Chapter 8 Generating Artifacts Chapter 9 Deploying a DSL Chapter 10 Advanced DSL Customization Chapter 11 Designing a DSL Index