Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies

by E. Amanda Boutot, Brenda Smith Myles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205545750

ISBN-13: 9780205545759

Pub. Date: 01/19/2010

Publisher: Pearson

Responding to the increasing numbers of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in schools, and the need for all teachers to be prepared with research-based strategies to instruct these students, this new book provides a comprehensive overview of what autism spectrum disorders are, their identification, and treatment approaches; specific

Overview

Responding to the increasing numbers of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in schools, and the need for all teachers to be prepared with research-based strategies to instruct these students, this new book provides a comprehensive overview of what autism spectrum disorders are, their identification, and treatment approaches; specific information on diagnosis, learning behavioral, cognitive, and sensory characteristics, and etiology; and evidence-based practices for instruction, including social skills, communication, and academics. Other featured concepts include: a model for determining appropriate, individualized practices; assessment and planning including environmental planning; information to support teachers as they develop programs and learning environments; technology and transition; and working with families of students with ASD. Additionally, special pedagogical features found throughout the book offer more coverage of diversity, trends and issues, and research. Written in an easy-to-follow format, this newly acclaimed book implements a real-world approach to working with students of autism spectrum disorders, with authentic examples and a strong focus on research-based practice, offering the best information for teachers or future teachers in today’s classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205545759
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/19/2010
Series:
Pearson Custom Education Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
47,155
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 2 — Assessment for the Purpose of Instructional Planning for Students with

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 3 — Evidence-Based Practices for Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 4 — Working with Families of Children with Autism

Chapter 5 — Environmental Planning

Chapter 6 — Teaching Students with Autism Using the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

Chapter 7 — Comprehensive Behavior Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 8 — Teaching Students with Autism to Communicate

Chapter 9 — Social Challenges of Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 10 — Teaching Academic and Functional Skills

Chapter 11 — Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Integration

Chapter 12 — Assistive Technology for Students with Autism

Chapter 13 — Transition and Adulthood

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