Securing Appropriate Education Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Allison Hope-West
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003515
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Searching for the right school for a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) opens up a huge and complicated world, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. What should you look out for in a school? What questions should you ask? How do you choose between different educational approaches and programmes? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon surrounding special educational needs (SEN), and walks parents and professionals through the entire journey of securing appropriate educational provision for a child with ASD. The author explains the implications of having, or not having, a diagnosis, how to obtain a Statement of SEN, how to find and secure an appropriate school, and how to work effectively with outside agencies. She provides clear explanations of the legal aspects of the process, including SEN law, the SEN code of practice and the new guidelines for SEND tribunals. Recognising that mainstream schooling is not the best option in every case, she also shows that independent schools and home-schooling can be viable options in some cases. A multitude of useful resources, websites and sources of further information are also included. Whether you are the parent or carer of a child with ASD, or a professional working with autism, the ideas and information in this book will steer you through the complex maze of issues surrounding how to secure effective educational environments for children with ASD.

Making Sense of Children s Thinking and Behavior

Author: Leslie Holzhauser-Peters
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428166
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Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior offers parents and professionals a tool for understanding children with neurological differences. These children have an atypical view of the world, unique to their particular disability, which can make their behavior confusing and, at times, challenging. Often, the child's actions are misunderstood and, consequently, they are unfairly punished. An individualized approach to understanding a child's thought processes can help to resolve these problems. The authors' Systematic Tool for Analyzing Thinking (STAT) offers such an approach. It provides a step-by-step method for understanding a child's behavior by revealing the thought processes behind it. By viewing a situation from the child's perspective, the root of the problem can be identified and one can then effectively address the difficult behavior. Case studies are used to describe the twelve common deficit areas, demonstrating to the reader how to apply the STAT in everyday situations. This practical book is an invaluable resource for parents and professionals working with children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other neurological differences.

Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Author: Ruth Birnbaum
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002082
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If you are considering placing a child with special needs at a new school, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Should you choose a special school, or a special unit within a mainstream school? What will be the involvement of therapists? Maybe home schooling would be best? Whether the child has autism, dyslexia or any other special educational, emotional or behavioural difficulty, this book will help you find the school that suits the child best. From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs will guide you through this complex and stressful process with confidence and ease. Whether you are a parent seeking a special school, a professional researching a school, or a teacher recommending what to look for in a school, this book is a must-have reference for anyone taking school placement seriously.

Autism and Early Years Practice

Author: Kate Wall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412901284
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This resource offers advice based on the author's own experience as a practitioner and provides the reader with sound knowledge of the area to support and inform practice.

Access and Inclusion for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: Matthew Hesmondhalgh
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029866
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The authors explore the universal issues of access and inclusion in employment and education for children and young people with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. They describe the challenges they faced in establishing and running an Integrated Resource for these children within a mainstream secondary school.

Educational Provision for Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Glenys Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136611649
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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 task for all involved. This book provides information and advice for professionals and parents making crucial decisions about meeting the needs of children with autistic spectrum disorder. It covers the range of intellectual ability from those having severe learning difficulties to those of above average intelligence. Practical advice for those working with children from preschool to post-16 is given on: choosing the most appropriate educational placement; making decisions on which educational interventions to follow; creating an effective educational environment; working with staff and other children to maximum effect; writing effective individual education plans; working with parents and families; enabling a smooth transition between classes and stages of education; and life beyond school.

Meeting the needs of children with autistic spectrum disorders

Author: Rita Jordan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136609261
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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. Using a case-study approach, the authors: help the teacher to identify the meaning behind pupils' actions and reactions; provide suggested responses via practical exercises and curriculum ideas; and provide signposts to other useful literature and list services and organisations which can further help the pupil. No prior knowledge of autistic spectrum disorders is required.

The Autism Toolbox

Author: Aline-Wendy Dunlop
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780755980222
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Autism Toolbox will draw upon a range of practice experience, literature and research to offer guidance for authorities and schools providing for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

A Parent s Guide to Autism

Author: Ron Sandison
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629986720
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This guide will help readers have an in-depth understanding of autism, and provide a plan for parents to raise happy, healthy children. One in every sixty-eight children will be diagnosed with autism. More children will be diagnosed with autism than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined. This means every year in America sixty thousand families will receive the diagnosis that their precious son or daughter has an autism spectrum disorder. With diagnosis at such an alarming rate, how can parents be equipped to confidently raise children with autism? All children can flourish and mature through love. A Parent’s Guide to Autism offers interviews from forty experts, exclusive teaching on bully-proofing children, as well as practical wisdom, biblical knowledge, and life experiences from Ron Sandison. He compassionately shares his own personal struggles with overcoming autism as a minister and professional in the medical field to help parents raise outstanding children.

Autism and Your Church

Author: Barbara J. Newman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781592555727
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Autism has evolved from an unfamiliar term to an everyday reality for millions of people. Bookstore shelves are filled with resources that address how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affecta children and adults at school, work, and home. But what about the church? What about your church? How can it become a welcoming place for individuals and families affected by ASD? This resource offers practical ways to welcome and include individuals with ASD into the full life of your congregation. It will enable your church to appreciate those with ASD as persons created in God's image.