School Success for Kids With Autism

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With the increasing numbers of children diagnosed with autism each year, parents need the valuable information provided in School Success for Kids With Autism to help ensure their children receive the educational programming they need and deserve. By outlining the best practices found in today's classrooms, School Success for Kids With Autism describes how parents and teachers can work together to create nurturing, supportive, and effective classroom environments from preschool ...

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Overview

With the increasing numbers of children diagnosed with autism each year, parents need the valuable information provided in School Success for Kids With Autism to help ensure their children receive the educational programming they need and deserve. By outlining the best practices found in today's classrooms, School Success for Kids With Autism describes how parents and teachers can work together to create nurturing, supportive, and effective classroom environments from preschool to high school

The book covers topics such as understanding how schools define autism; helping students make transitions between teachers, schools, and grade levels; finding the best instructional strategies and supports for inclusive classrooms; helping kids with homework; selecting curriculum; and providing interventions in the home to help develop needed skills. With practical tools and advice from leaders in the field of autism education, this book is sure to give these students, their parents, and their teachers guidance for success.

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This collection of contributions from autism and autism education experts addresses strategies for teaching students from preschool through high school and is organized into age-specific chapters. Editors Egel (special education, Univ. of Maryland), Katherine C. Holman (special education, Towson Univ.), and Christine H. Barthold (disabilities, Univ. of Delaware) present in clear, concise language a thorough introduction to autism and its diagnostic criteria for educators new to teaching or assessing such children, as well as for parents who may be facing a diagnosis for the first time. A comprehensive guide to assessments for school-age children on the spectrum is also included. VERDICT This informative volume will be appreciated not only by educators of children and teens with autism, but also by parents who are seeking to provide the optimal educational setting for the best possible outcomes.—T.L.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593637460
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,359,798
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Andrew L. Egel, Ph.D., Katherine C. Holman, Ph.D., and Christine H. Barthold, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland, Towson University, and the University of Delaware, respectively, have drawn on their many years of clinical, research, and teaching experiences to provide teachers and parents a comprehensive text on the characteristics of educational programs for students with autism from preschool through high school.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction Sara G. Egorin-Hooper 1

Chapter 1 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders Andrew L. Egel 7

Chapter 2 Assessment of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Setting April J. Schwarz 19

Chapter 3 Strategies for Teaching Kids With Autism Christine Hoffner Barthold 49

Chapter 4 Educating the Preschool Student With Autism Spectrum Disorder Katherine C. Holman 83

Chapter 5 Successful Elementary Programs for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders Sara G. Egorin-Hooper 117

Chapter 6 The Development and Implementation of School Programs for Middle and High School Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders Paul Livelli 163

Chapter 7 Working Effectively With Families of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Understanding Family Experience and Teaching Skills That Make a Difference Mary Jane Weiss Nicole Pearson 191

Conclusion Andrew L. Egel Katherine C. Holman Christine Barthold 221

Appendix: Resources for Helping Kids With Autism 225

About the Editors 229

About the Contributors 231

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