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This practical book describes the characteristics of specific disorders, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, Rett syndrome, and Asperger syndrome. Other topics include: Specific instructional approaches, Behavioral, skill-based, and physiologically based intervention models, A comprehensive team approach that includes parent involvement, Assistive technology options, Support services for transition from high school to adult life.
Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders addresses the most significant, everyday challenges that general and special education teachers face in reaching students with ASD.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors
1. Introduction to ASD IDEA Definition of ASD Overview of ASD Causes of ASD Prevalence and Incidence of ASD Age of Onset of ASD Gender Features of ASD Cultural Features of ASD Familial Pattern of ASD Educational Implications of Students With ASD Evidence-Based Practice in Working With Children With ASD and Their Families Research Basis for Services to Children With ASD in the Home, School, and Community
2. Characteristics of Children With ASD Possible Early Indicators of ASD Patterns of Development Impairments in Social Skills Impairments in Communication Skills Unusual and Repeated Behaviors and Routines Additional Disabilities and Co-Morbid Conditions Associated Features
3. Types of ASD Autistic Disorder (Classic ASD)
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Rett Syndrome Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
4. Eligibility Criteria for Children With ASD Review of the Characteristics of Children With ASD Determination of the Procedures and Assessment Measures to Be Used Determination of Eligibility for a Diagnosis of ASD
5. Overview of Effective Interventions Behavioral Approaches Relationship-Based Models Skills-Based Interventions Structured Teaching Physiologically-Based Interventions
6. Creating Quality Educational Programs for Children With ASD Family Involvement Comprehensive Assessment of Skills and Deficits Plan Development/Clearly Defined Goals and Objectives Effective Teaching Strategies Assessment of the Intervention Structuring the Environment Applying Functional Behavior Assessment to Problem Behavior Transition Opportunities With Peers Comprehensive Team Approach
7. Collaborating With Parents Obtaining a Diagnosis Adjusting to the Diagnosis Developmental Stages and Family Stresses Creating a Collaborative Home-School Partnership Building an Informed Partnership Establishing a Team Approach Planning for Communication Facilitating Collaborative Relationships When Collaboration Becomes Difficult
8. Effective Programming for Young Children With ASD: Ages 3-5
Curriculum Content Highly Supportive Teaching Environments Need for Predictability and Routine Functional Approach to Challenging Behaviors Transition Planning From Early Childhood Program to Elementary School Family Involvement
9. Teaching Students With ASD: Instructional Approaches Visual Approaches Providing Precise, Positive Praise While the Student Is Learning Using Meaningful Reinforcements Planning Tasks at an Appropriate Level of Difficulty Using Age-Appropriate Materials Providing Opportunities for Choice Breaking Down Oral Instructions Into Small Steps Paying Attention to Processing and Pacing Issues Using Concrete Examples and Hands-on Activities Using Task Analysis Using Discrete Trial Methods Introducing Unfamiliar Tasks in a Familiar Environment When Possible Organizing Teaching Materials and Situation to Highlight What Is Important Encouraging Independent Effort and Incorporate Proactive Measures to Reduce the Likelihood of Becoming Dependent on Prompts Directing and Broadenening Fixations Into Useful Activities Knowing the Individual and Maintaining a List of Strengths and Interests Developing Talent and Interest Areas
10. Teaching Students With ASD: Strategies for Classroom Management Providing a Structured, Predictable Classroom Environment Providing a Customized Visual Daily Schedule Noting Aspects of the Tasks and Activities That Create Frustration Providing Relaxation Opportunities and Areas Providing Opportunities for Meaningful Contact With Peers Who Have Appropriate Social Behavior Planning for Transitions and Preparing the Student for Change
11. Teaching Students With ASD: Strategies for Communication Development Learning to Listen Developing Oral Language Comprehension Developing Oral Language Expression Developing Conversation Skills Echolalia Using Alternative or Augmentative Communication Systems
12. Teaching Students With ASD: Strategies for Social Skills Using Social Stories Teaching Key Social Rules Using Cognitive Picture Rehearsal Using Peer Support Using Social Skills Training Groups Integrating Play Groups Teaching Self-Monitoring/Managing Skills Supporting the Development of Friendships
13. Teaching Students With Asperger Syndrome Training Characteristics and Learning Styles Social Relation Difficulties Social Communication Difficulties Language Comprehension/Auditory Processing Difficulties Sensory Processing Difficulties Difficulty Representing Language Internally Insistence on Sameness Poor Concentration/Distractibility Emotional Vulnerability Restricted/Perseverative Range of Interest Theory of Mind Deficit—Difficulty Taking the Perspective of Others
14. Assistive Technology for Children With ASD What Is Assistive Technology?
Visual Representation Systems Low-Tech Strategies Mid-Tech Strategies High-Tech Strategies
15. Behavior and Discipline Issues for Students With ASD Developing Appropriate Behaviors for Students With ASD Behavior Plan Key Idea: Use a PROACTIVE Approach What to Do When a Student With ASD Engages in Inappropriate Behavior Specific Behaviors of Concern Other Possible Reasons for Problem Behaviors
16. Facilitating Inclusion Teacher Preparation Preparing Students With ASD Promoting Understanding Adapting Instruction Adapting Equipment Adapting the Physical Environment Adapting Evaluation Methods Adapting Assignments Adapting Input Methods Adapting Output Methods Modifying Content and Difficulty Levels Promoting Organization One-to-One Instruction Promoting Positive Peer Interactions
17. Transition Planning for Students With ASD Strategies to Help With Transitions Between Activities and Settings Transitions Between Grade Levels Transitions Between Schools Transition from High School to Adult Life References Index