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Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. The book gives greater insight into the perspective and behavior of a child with autism and explores how the child's learning preferences, strengths and interests can be used to facilitate learning and enhance motivation.

Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the author provides a comprehensive model for developing ...

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Overview

Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. The book gives greater insight into the perspective and behavior of a child with autism and explores how the child's learning preferences, strengths and interests can be used to facilitate learning and enhance motivation.

Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the author provides a comprehensive model for developing lifelong independent learning skills in children with autism between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. The book describes the underlying principles, learning preferences and strengths typical of children with autism and offers a detailed but flexible program structure based on these concepts. Easy-to-follow activities and approaches are described in each chapter, along with clear examples and illustrations.

This accessible and practical book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, support workers, therapists and others concerned with learning and development in children with autism.

About the Author:
Heather MacKenzie, Ph.D., a speech-language pathologist and educator by profession, has spent the past 15 years of her 30-year career understanding the enigma of autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843106234
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,376,237
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Ch. 1 Reframing the Traditional Definition of Autism 19

Ch. 2 Learning Preferences and Strengths Model 28

Ch. 3 Learning Preferences and Strengths in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 37

Ch. 4 Program Planning with Learning Preferences and Strengths 51

Ch. 5 Program Structure 61

Ch. 6 Program Content 93

Ch. 7 Program Process 171

Ch. 8 Behavior in Children with Autism 190

Ch. 9 Putting the Pieces Together: An Overview of the Learning Preferences and Strengths model 219

References 230

App. I Some Free Internet Resources 233

App. II Learning Preferences and Strengths Profile 237

App. III Frameworks and Forms for Observation and Planning 245

Index 267

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