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The Essential Manual For Asperger Syndrome Asd In The Classroom

Author : Kathy Hoopmann
ISBN : 9780857009845
Genre : Education
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Perfect for time-poor teachers, Kathy Hoopmann's essential handbook is an easy-to-navigate resource that promotes a positive learning environment in which students with Asperger syndrome (ASD) can thrive. Kathy's unique ability to explain the ASD mind-set shines through as her concise descriptions reveal how to recognise and develop the child's strengths to the fullest potential whilst guiding and mentoring through areas of difficulties. Full of effective and innovative strategies, the book covers areas such as meltdowns, forming friendships, literal thinking and speaking, and the overwhelming influence of sensory sensitivities. Activities to help explain the child's behaviour to other students are also included which fosters understanding and acceptance. A 'Home Link' section adds vital information about how to work with parents and other caregivers to create safe, loving and fun environments for the child at home and at school. With illustrations throughout, this book will be of immeasurable value to anyone who is working in a classroom setting with children with ASD.

Difference Not Disorder

Author : Dr Catherine Harvey
ISBN : 9781784508630
Genre : Psychology
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Interventions and educational approaches for children with autism spectrum disorders have developed in response to the different models for how autism has been constructed and understood. This book explores the evolving theories on autism and how these have impacted the interventions and outcomes in education. Drawing on 30 years of professional experience and detailed research, Harvey exposes the myths around autism, advocates for understanding autism as difference rather than impairment, and provides practical guidance on teaching and learning, behaviour management, addressing sensory and physical needs of children with ASD. This accessible overview shows how to put autism research into practice, learn from historic mistakes and create the most supportive environment for children on the autism spectrum.

A Best Practice Guide To Assessment And Intervention For Autism Spectrum Disorder In Schools Second Edition

Author : Lee A. Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781784502508
Genre : Psychology
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Fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and current assessment tools, procedures and research, this award-winning book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to identifying, assessing, and treating children and adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in school settings. Integrating current research evidence with theory and best-practice, the book will support school-based professionals in a number of key areas including: · screening and assessing children and youth with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions · identifying evidence-based interventions and practices · developing and implementing comprehensive educational programs · providing family support and accessing community resources · promoting special needs advocacy. Illustrative case examples, a glossary of terms and helpful checklists and forms make this the definitive resource for identifying and implementing interventions for pupils with ASD.

The Parents Guide To Specific Learning Difficulties

Author : Veronica Bidwell
ISBN : 9781784503086
Genre : Education
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Packed full of advice and practical strategies for parents and educators, this book is a one-stop-shop for supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). Part one introduces a spectrum of SpLDs, ranging from poor working memory, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, through to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Specific Language Impairment and Visual Processing Difficulty. It explains clearly what each difficulty is, how it can affect a child's learning and how to help a child to succeed despite their difficulties. Part two includes a host of tips, tools and strategies to support your child's efforts in areas such as reading, writing, spelling and handwriting, as well as advice on motivation, confidence and managing life's setbacks. Written by an experienced Educational Psychologist, this is the perfect guide for parents and carers who are looking for ways to support their child's learning, as well as for educators and teachers looking for advice on how to differentiate lessons and motivate pupils with SpLDs.

Pandas And Pans In School Settings

Author : Patricia Rice Doran
ISBN : 9781784501662
Genre : Education
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PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) occur when an abnormal immune response produces brain inflammation, leading to unusual psychological symptoms in children. Symptoms can include OCD, tics, ADHD, anxiety disorders, sensory issues and marked personality changes. This practical handbook explains how educators can distinguish between these symptoms and pre-existing conditions, and offers strategies for supporting students with PANDAS and PANS in school settings. Contributions from experts provide educators with the understanding needed to be able to collaboratively identify PANDAS and PANS, and carry out effective interventions. As the rate of incidence of PANDAS and PANS increases, this book will be an essential resource for school staff in getting to grips with these complex disorders and overcoming the challenges they present.

A Best Practice Guide To Assessment And Intervention For Autism And Asperger Syndrome In Schools

Author : Lee A. Wilkinson
ISBN : 0857003755
Genre : Psychology
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*Winner in the Education/Academic category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards* *Shortlisted for the 2011 NASEN Award 'The Special Needs Academic Book'* With a focus on best practice and the importance of early diagnosis, this book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum conditions. This book offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. Assessment tools and intervention strategies will support school-based professionals in: · identifying and assessing young people with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions · developing and implementing classroom-based intervention programs · initiating a dialogue between parents and teachers · accessing community resources · promoting special needs advocacy. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, and a glossary, this accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social work practitioners and students.

Incorporating Social Goals In The Classroom

Author : Rebecca Ann Moyes
ISBN : 9781853029677
Genre : Education
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This book provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. Includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children as they appear in the classroom and ways to address them. Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to "teach" these social goals.

Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Roger Pierangelo
ISBN : 9781620872208
Genre : Education
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Createan appropriate learning environment to help children with ASD develop lifelongindependence!

How To Be A Para Pro

Author : Diane Twachtman-Cullen
ISBN : 0966652916
Genre : Education
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'This is the only autism-specific book that I know of that is written specifically for those underpaid angels of the inclusive classroom, the paraprofessional aides. Certainly aides can read the numerous other books about teaching students with autism spectrum disorders and learn a great deal from them. But this book discusses some issues that do not come up in those other books, such as what the relationship should be between the aide and the teacher.' - The Autism Society of Wisconsin 'OUTSTANDING - The one book every paraprofessional who works with students within the autism spectrum should have. Part One is concise and highlights the essential information every paraprofessional should know when working with students within the autism spectrum. Part Two utilizes a `cook book' format, making it quick and easy to access information, allowing for immediate reference. Real-life examples and proven strategies make this book not only user friendly but immediately effective for all paraprofessionals who use it. A one of a kind!' - James Ball, Ed.D., Director, Youth Consultation Service, Sawtelle Learning Center, Montclair, NJ 'Dr. Diane Twachtman-Cullen has fulfilled an enormous need in writing a manual that directly addresses the crucial role of paraprofessionals. This manual succeeds at many levels. It is chock full of insights, tips, and anecdotes that bring alive the everyday challenges faced by paraprofessionals, and also provides strategies to address the most common and perplexing challenges. Written in an engaging and personal manner that transcends differences in program approach or philosophy, this manual will be an invaluable resource and core reference for all educational staff - those who are paraprofessionals and those who train and work with paraprofessionals.' - Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Childhood Communication Services, Cranston, RI This book will be essential reading for all classroom assistants and support staff working with children with pervasive developmental disorder, autism and Asperger syndrome. It provides strategies to address the most common and perplexing behaviours and is full of insights, tips and anecdotes that bring alive the everyday challenges. The first part gives the essential information that every paraprofessional should know when working with students within the autism spectrum. The second part provides strategies and guidelines using real life examples in an easily accessible format. How to be a Para Pro is written in an accessible and engaging way making it an invaluable resource and core reference for all educational staff - those who are classroom assistants and those who train and work with them.

Teaching Theory Of Mind

Author : Kirstina Ordetx
ISBN : 9781849058971
Genre : Psychology
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This book provides an innovative, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing basic Theory of Mind skills. Containing twelve lesson plans and 220 cut-out-and-keep cards, it is an essential resource for teachers and other education professionals.

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