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Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders : A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators - Roger Pierangelo

Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

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'Gives general educators the precise information needed to work with children on the autistic spectrum. The range of topics covered makes this book a great resource for professionals looking for an overview of autism spectrum disorders and how to work effectively with this population. I particularly like the chapter on collaborating with parents-a much needed, but often neglected area' - G. Richmond Mancil, Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida

'Most comprehensive. Teachers in today's classrooms are faced with the challenge of educating all children, and this book provides an easy-to-understand reference for a traditionally misunderstood disability' - Vicki McFarland, Special Education Director, Learning Matters Educational Group

A user-friendly, comprehensive look at teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Written by experts in special education, this resource presents a complete overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The authors discuss ways to create an appropriate learning environment and essential strategies for implementing effective educational programs.

The book also explains the use of:

Assistive technology options for children with ASD

Behavioural, skill-based, and physiologically-based intervention models

Ways to evaluate interventions

Effective assessments for student behaviour, skills, and deficits

A comprehensive team approach that includes parents as part of a quality educational program

Specific instructional approaches for students with ASD

"Gives general educators the precise information needed to work with children on the autistic spectrum. The range of topics covered makes this book a great resource for professionals looking for an overview of autism spectrum disorders and how to work effectively with this population." -- G. Richmond Mancil, Assistant Professor
"Teachers in today's classrooms are faced with the challenge of educating all children. This book provides an easy-to-understand reference for a traditionally misunderstood disability." -- Vicki McFarland, Special Education Director
"An excellent guide for any special education collection." -- The Bookwatch, July 2008

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction to ASD
IDEA Definition of ASD
Overview of ASD
Causes of ASD
Prevalence and Incidence of ASD
Age of Onset of ASD
Gender Features of ASD
Cultural Features of ASD
Familial Pattern of ASD
Educational Implications of Students With ASD
Evidence-Based Practice in Working With Children With ASD and Their Families
Research Basis for Services to Children With ASD in the Home, School, and Community
Characteristics of Children With ASD
Possible Early Indicators of ASD
Patterns of Development
Impairments in Social Skills
Impairments in Communication Skills
Unusual and Repeated Behaviors and Routines
Additional Disabilities and Co-Morbid Conditions
Associated Features
Types of ASD
Autistic Disorder (Classic ASD)
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Rett Syndrome
Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
Asperger Syndrome
Eligibility Criteria for Children With ASD
Review of the Characteristics of Children With ASD
Determination of the Procedures and Assessment Measures to Be Used
Determination of Eligibility for a Diagnosis of ASD
Overview of Effective Interventions
Behavioral Approaches
Relationship-Based Models
Skills-Based Interventions
Structured Teaching
Physiologically-Based Interventions
Creating Quality Educational Programs for Children With ASD
Family Involvement
Comprehensive Assessment of Skills and Deficits
Plan Development/Clearly Defined Goals and Objectives
Effective Teaching Strategies
Assessment of the Intervention
Structuring the Environment
Applying Functional Behavior Assessment to Problem Behavior
Transition
Opportunities With Peers
Comprehensive Team Approach
Collaborating With Parents
Obtaining a Diagnosis
Adjusting to the Diagnosis
Developmental Stages and Family Stresses
Creating a Collaborative Home-School Partnership
Building an Informed Partnership
Establishing a Team Approach
Planning for Communication
Facilitating Collaborative Relationships
When Collaboration Becomes Difficult
Effective Programming for Young Children With ASD: Ages 3-5
Curriculum Content
Highly Supportive Teaching Environments
Need for Predictability and Routine
Functional Approach to Challenging Behaviors
Transition Planning From Early Childhood Program to Elementary School
Family Involvement
Teaching Students With ASD: Instructional Approaches
Visual Approaches
Providing Precise, Positive Praise While the Student Is Learning
Using Meaningful Reinforcements
Planning Tasks at an Appropriate Level of Difficulty
Using Age-Appropriate Materials
Providing Opportunities for Choice
Breaking Down Oral Instructions Into Small Steps
Paying Attention to Processing and Pacing Issues
Using Concrete Examples and Hands-on Activities
Using Task Analysis
Using Discrete Trial Methods
Introducing Unfamiliar Tasks in a Familiar Environment When Possible
Organizing Teaching Materials and Situation to Highlight What Is Important
Encouraging Independent Effort and Incorporate Proactive Measures to Reduce the Likelihood of Becoming Dependent on Prompts
Directing and Broadenening Fixations Into Useful Activities
Knowing the Individual and Maintaining a List of Strengths and Interests
Developing Talent and Interest Areas
Teaching Students With ASD: Strategies for Classroom Management
Providing a Structured, Predictable Classroom Environment
Providing a Customized Visual Daily Schedule
Noting Aspects of the Tasks and Activities That Create Frustration
Providing Relaxation Opportunities and Areas
Providing Opportunities for Meaningful Contact With Peers Who Have Appropriate Social Behavior
Planning for Transitions and Preparing the Student for Change
Teaching Students With ASD: Strategies for Communication Development
Learning to Listen
Developing Oral Language Comprehension
Developing Oral Language Expression
Developing Conversation Skills
Echolalia
Using Alternative or Augmentative Communication Systems
Teaching Students With ASD: Strategies for Social Skills
Using Social Stories
Teaching Key Social Rules
Using Cognitive Picture Rehearsal
Using Peer Support
Using Social Skills Training Groups
Integrating Play Groups
Teaching Self-Monitoring/Managing Skills
Supporting the Development of Friendships
Teaching Students With Asperger Syndrome
Training
Characteristics and Learning Styles
Social Relation Difficulties
Social Communication Difficulties
Language Comprehension/Auditory Processing Difficulties
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Difficulty Representing Language Internally
Insistence on Sameness
Poor Concentration/Distractibility
Emotional Vulnerability
Restricted/Perseverative Range of Interest
Theory of Mind Deficit--Difficulty Taking the Perspective of Others
Assistive Technology for Children With ASD
What Is Assistive Technology?
Visual Representation Systems
Low-Tech Strategies
Mid-Tech Strategies
High-Tech Strategies
Behavior and Discipline Issues for Students With ASD
Developing Appropriate Behaviors for Students With ASD
Behavior Plan Key Idea: Use a PROACTIVE Approach
What to Do When a Student With ASD Engages in Inappropriate Behavior
Specific Behaviors of Concern
Other Possible Reasons for Problem Behaviors
Facilitating Inclusion
Teacher Preparation
Preparing Students With ASD
Promoting Understanding
Adapting Instruction
Adapting Equipment
Adapting the Physical Environment
Adapting Evaluation Methods
Adapting Assignments
Adapting Input Methods
Adapting Output Methods
Modifying Content and Difficulty Levels
Promoting Organization
One-to-One Instruction
Promoting Positive Peer Interactions
Transition Planning for Students With ASD
Strategies to Help With Transitions Between Activities and Settings
Transitions Between Grade Levels
Transitions Between Schools
Transition from High School to Adult Life
References
Index
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ISBN: 9781412917087
ISBN-10: 1412917085
Series: Step-By-Step Guide for Educators Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 4th April 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45