Keys to Success for Teaching Students with Autism: An Easy to Follow Guide for Teachers

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885477927
  • Publisher: World Future Horizons
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 187
  • Sales rank: 424,520
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Ernsperger, PhD, has more than twenty years of experience working in the public schools as a teacher, administrator, and behavioral consultant. She has had extensive training working with students who have behavior disorders, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Having earned her PhD in Special Education from Indiana University, Dr. Ernsperger has put her research and behavioral expertise to work in a variety of teaching, therapy, and behavior consultant roles. She currently serves as a private autism and behavioral consultant, and lives with her husband Tom and two children, Jessica and Ben, in Henderson, Nevada.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: Creating a Positive Environment
Classroom Environment
Classroom Schedules
Staff Roles and Responsibilities
Case Studies

Chapter Two: Designing and Implementing an Appropriate Curriculum
Life Domains
Curriculum Development
Case Studies
Station/Center Plan

Chapter Three: Identifying & Implementing Instructional Strategies
Instructional Strategies
Applied Behavior Analysis
Incidental Teaching

Chapter Four: Developing Effective Behavior Programming
Proactive Program
Behavior Intervention Plan
Proactive Plan
Reactive Programming

Chapter Five: Data Collection
Daily Data Collection Form
Estimated data Sheet
Behavior Analysis Log
Behavioral Data Collection Intensity
Behavioral Data Collection Duration
Behavioral Data Collection Frequency/Rate of Behavior

Chapter Six: TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More
School Administration

Conclusion

References

Appendix A: Classroom Inventory Checklist
Appendix B: DSM IV
Appendix C: Life Domain Matrix
Appendix D: Data Collection Forms

 

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