Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome: Strategies for Success in Inclusive Settings

Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome: Strategies for Success in Inclusive Settings

by Brenda Smith Myles
     
 

How can you make the school year successful for your students with Asperger Syndrome?

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a disorder in the autism spectrum, and students with AS suffer from similar, though milder, symptoms as students with autism. Classroom teachers who are responsible for planning for and teaching students with AS generally have not been provided the

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Overview

How can you make the school year successful for your students with Asperger Syndrome?

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a disorder in the autism spectrum, and students with AS suffer from similar, though milder, symptoms as students with autism. Classroom teachers who are responsible for planning for and teaching students with AS generally have not been provided the skills and knowledge to do so.

Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome provides important strategies in teaching children and youth diagnosed with AS. This essential resource for teachers and other educators presents research-based, instructional, behavioral, and environmental strategies for teachers, including:

  • Environmental modifications, including visual supports and organizational strategies
  • Technology accommodations
  • Transition planning
  • Emotional, behavioral, and social supports


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412904971
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Smith Myles is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, where she codirects a graduate program in Asperger syndrome and autism. She has written numerous articles and books, including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success, the winner of the Autism Society of America’s outstanding literary work in 2002. Dr. Myles is on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and MAAP Services, Inc.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Stephen Shore
Acknowledgments
About the Author
About the Contributors
Introduction: Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome
Social and Communication Characteristics
Behavioral and Emotional Characteristics
Intellectual and Cognitive Characteristics
Academic Characteristics
Sensory Characteristics
Motor Characteristics
Conclusion
1. Adaptations for Success in General Education Settings - Jill Hudson
Behavior Expectations
Consistency and Clear Communication of Expectations
Expectations in Practice
Summary
2. Environmental Modification - Anastasia Hubbard
Learn About the Student With AS
The School Environment
Visual Supports
Organizational Strategies
Summary
3. Academic Modifications - Anastasia Hubbard
Predictability and Handwriting
Stages of the Learning Process
Summary
4. Emotional and Behavioral Supports - Diane Adreon
Functional Assessment
The Cycle of Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns
Summary
5. Social Skills Supports
Hidden Curriculum
Social Skills Supports
Summary
6. Assistive Technology Supports - Sean J. Smith, Mariangeles Murphy-Herd, Daniel Alvarado, and Nancy Glennon
Assistive Technology Definition
Framework for Assistive Technology Selection
Assistive Technology Solutions
Technology Solutions
Summary
7. Making Each Year Successful: Issues in Transition - Ronda Schelvan, Terri Cooper Swanson, and Sheila M. Smith
Transitioning Between Activities and Environments
Transition to Adulthood
Summary
References
Index

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