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Developing And Evaluating Educational Programs For Students With Autism

Author : Caroline I. Magyar
ISBN : 1441963030
Genre : Psychology
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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.

Key Learning Skills For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Nicole DeWitt
ISBN : 0857004670
Genre : Psychology
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Finding a way of simultaneously addressing the sensory, motor, emotional, communicative, cognitive and social needs of children on the autism spectrum can be a real challenge, and choosing from the vast array of options available is a daunting task. This book provides a blueprint for an educational intervention program that is evidence-based, comprehensive in scope and integrative in its approach. Grouping techniques into five categories for discussion, the book examines autism spectrum disorders within a developmental context, and shows that interventions with autistic individuals are not only possible, but can be really successful. Specific intervention strategies and program examples for developing competencies in areas such as joint attention, sensory integration, motor functioning, impulse control, memory, self-awareness, theory of mind and empathy, abstract thinking, problem-solving, social skills and community engagement, are presented. Techniques for dealing with specific behavior problems are also examined, including toileting delays, temper-tantrums, and eating and sleeping problems, amongst many others. This book will be essential reading for families, teachers, and other professionals working with children with autism.

Technology Tools For Students With Autism

Author : Katharina Irene Boser
ISBN : 1598572628
Genre : Education
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Your in-depth guided tour of technologies that support learners with autism and help them fully participate in their classroom and community.

School Age Education Programs For Children With Autism

Author : Jan S. Handleman
ISBN : 141640130X
Genre : Education
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The strides made by very young children who have experienced intensive treatment are often impressive. In the past 15 years, the treatment outcome literature has focused primarily on the substantial gains that preschool-age children with autism can achieve when provided with early, intensive programming. However, children served by preschool programs grow up and create a demand for the development of school-age programs. This book focuses on programs designed for youngsters who continue to need special services of some kind, whether in the public schools or in a specialized program for children with autism. The same editors who first brought you Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism a decade ago have gathered nine contributors to describe their specific programs for school-aged children with autism. These programs were selected because of their reputation among professionals and parents. The programs are urban, suburban, and rural; private, public, and university-based; long-standing and relatively new. The array of program models represented in School-Age Education Programs for Children with Autism will give the reader an appreciation of how one may adapt services to the setting in which one functions.

Educating Children With Autism

Author : Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism
ISBN : 9780309210010
Genre : Medical
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Autism is a word most of us are familiar with. But do we really know what it means? Children with autism are challenged by the most essential human behaviors. They have difficulty interacting with other people-often failing to see people as people rather than simply objects in their environment. They cannot easily communicate ideas and feelings, have great trouble imagining what others think or feel, and in some cases spend their lives speechless. They frequently find it hard to make friends or even bond with family members. Their behavior can seem bizarre. Education is the primary form of treatment for this mysterious condition. This means that we place important responsibilities on schools, teachers and children's parents, as well as the other professionals who work with children with autism. With the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975, we accepted responsibility for educating children who face special challenges like autism. While we have since amassed a substantial body of research, researchers have not adequately communicated with one another, and their findings have not been integrated into a proven curriculum. Educating Children with Autism outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism. The committee explores what makes education effective for the child with autism and identifies specific characteristics of programs that work. Recommendations are offered for choosing educational content and strategies, introducing interaction with other children, and other key areas. This book examines some fundamental issues, including: How children's specific diagnoses should affect educational assessment and planning How we can support the families of children with autism Features of effective instructional and comprehensive programs and strategies How we can better prepare teachers, school staffs, professionals, and parents to educate children with autism What policies at the federal, state, and local levels will best ensure appropriate education, examining strategies and resources needed to address the rights of children with autism to appropriate education. Children with autism present educators with one of their most difficult challenges. Through a comprehensive examination of the scientific knowledge underlying educational practices, programs, and strategies, Educating Children with Autism presents valuable information for parents, administrators, advocates, researchers, and policy makers.

Preschool Issues In Autism

Author : Eric Schopler
ISBN : 0306444402
Genre : Medical
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Drawing on the TEACCH program's twenty years of experience in clinical services, education, and research, this volume synthesizes some of the most important theory and data related to the early identification and intervention in autism and related disorders. Chapters addressing clinical aspects, parental concerns, and legal issues will be useful in helping professionals understand and implement state-of-the-art services for young children and their families.

Methods For Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : John J. Wheeler
ISBN : 9780133585216
Genre : Education
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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Methods for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and does not include access to the Pearson eText. To order the Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133833666. Methods for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is the most comprehensive text available, aimed at helping pre-service and in-service teachers and related service professionals understand the importance of evidence-based practices in the education of learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from a family and longitudinal learning perspective. With its emphasis on the theme of family and professional partnerships and collaboration and consultation, the book includes learning aids such as suggested print and web-based resources, graphic organizers, and points for reflection; child and family vignettes, “Consider This” features, and examples of exemplary programs and practices; and the most up-to-date information and latest trends in the field.

The Development Of Autism

Author : Thomas L. Whitman
ISBN : 184310735X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Tom Whitman proposes a new developmental theory of autism that focuses on the diversity of characteristics associated with this disorder, and how these develop over time. This theory is reconciled and integrated with contemporary theories of autism, including the social, cognitive, linguistic, sensorimotor and biological perspectives. The broader societal context in which autism emerges is also explored along with its impact on the family. Whitman draws from extensive clinical experience to examine common education and biomedical interventions and presents recommendations both for practical approaches to the everyday challenges of autism, and for future research. This comprehensive book is essential reading for parents, students, therapists, researchers and policymakers eager to improve or update their understanding of autism.

Empowering Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author : Amanda Webster
ISBN : 9789811020841
Genre : Education
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This book presents an international research-based framework that has empowered parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to become critical decision makers to actively guide their child’s learning and self-advocacy. Parents can use this framework to identify their child’s vision and dreams, and to work with educators and service providers to establish specific learning goals and to implement effective interventions and programs that enable their child to achieve those goals and realise their vision for the future. The book begins by reviewing available research on evidence-based practice for children with ASD and outlining the Cycle of Learning decision-making framework for parents and professionals. Throughout the remainder of the book, case studies are presented to illustrate the ways in which different parents have successfully utilised this framework to develop effective plans for their child and to advocate for learning and education programs for both their child and other children with ASD in school and community settings. In addition, it highlights concrete examples of how parents have used the framework to empower their children with ASD to develop their self-awareness and self-determination, and to be able to self-advocate as they move through adolescence and into adult life.

Keys To Success For Teaching Students With Autism

Author : Lori Ernsperger
ISBN : 1885477929
Genre : Education
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After more than 17 years of experience working with teachers struggling to implement an effective learning program for special needs kids, Dr. Lori Ernsperger decided it was about time someone created a comprehensive resource for practical use in the classroom. She wrote this book 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 development instructional strategies managing problem behaviors data collection building collaborative teams Perfect for new and veteran teachers, this book enables school personnel to efficiently create and implement an effective educational program for students with autism regardless of their level of experience or training. Helpful chapters include: Creating a Positive Environment Designing and Implementing an Appropriate Curriculum Identifying & Implementing Instructional Strategies Developing Effective Behavior Programming Data Collection TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More

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