This book provides an overview of the screening procedures and diagnostic criteria for students with autism spectrum disorders. The most current, research-based treatment therapies for students with this diagnosis also are presented.
Including forms, charts, and a range of classroom activities, this is the only resource you will need to gain the insight and tools for making a difference in the educational lives of young children with autism.
• 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.
In the interest of pedagogical flexibility that the editors have explored options beyond, and in addition to, standard ABA guidelines. This book provides instructional strategies/methodologies for students on the low and high ends of the spectrum, as defined by the DSM, Fifth Edition, and with other concurrent severe disabilities
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This new edition will be a useful source of ideas and guidance for teachers and others working with children with autism or other communication disorders. It will also be useful for all new teachers, for those continuing professional development, school mamagers and administrators.
Provided in this text are vignettes that illustrate the reality of special education. Additionally, approaches for addressing the real-word needs of students with ASD are provided, along with evidence-based support that describes the positive results of the strategies described. This text also introduces coaching methods that will guide teachers and instructional staff to create and maintain a "solutions-focused" coaching community.
The first section of the book presents a multi-tiered model for providing coaching at varying levels of support intensity, along with the numerous important considerations involved in implementing effective coaching supports. The second section presents an outline of effective practices in utilizing coaching strategies to support teachers in planning for the instruction of meaningful skills to students with ASD utilizing a team-based, collaborative coaching model. The third section provides numerous practical, evidence-based strategies to be used by coaches and teachers in teaching meaningful skills to students with ASD. The final chapter addresses critical issues involved in building the capacity of districts to evaluate, oversee and support the effective coaching of teachers in providing evidence-based practices to students with ASD.
Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder serves as a clinical guide and delivers a practical discussion of high-quality coaching as an emerging best practice for supporting special educators (teachers and paraprofessionals) as well as school-based service providers (speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists). It is a valuable primary text for special education teachers in training, a resource for professional development personnel, and a tool for researchers and graduate students in education and teaching programs.
Key features include:Chapter objectivesReal-life vignettesReproducible formsSummary questions
Focusing on educational and instructional strategies that are successful with students with autism spectrum disorders, this book profiles the most current, research-based interventions that can be implemented by teachers in a classroom setting.