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Preschool can be overwhelming for a child with autism. Autism affects how a child communicates, behaves, and relates to others. What do you do when a three-year-old with autism falls on the floor kicking and screaming? How do you communicate with a child who looks away and flaps his hands? What do you do with a four-year-old who watches the ceiling fan as it rotates around and around?
Who can help if you suspect a child in your class has autism? Childcare providers need to know what they can do to help children with autism reach their full potential.
Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder discusses autism in a straightforward way. It describes the major types of autism in ways that are very easy to understand. The first two chapters discuss the major characteristics associated with autism, decipher the jargon related to this disability, and help teachers understand the ways children with autism relate to the world. Other chapters focus on setting up a proactive preschool environment, helping children learn life skills, managing behavior, helping them communicate, encouraging children with autism to play, helping them to get along with others, and working with families. Each chapter contains specific strategies for the teacher to use in the classroom.
Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder will help teachers connect with all children in meaningful ways and encourage children with autism to learn and grow.
|Ch. 1||Putting all the pieces together : understanding this puzzle called autism||13|
|Ch. 2||From hand-flapping to obsession with routines : the way children with autism relate to their world||27|
|Ch. 3||Planning for success : setting up a proactive preschool environment||43|
|Ch. 4||Learning life skills : what are life skills?||65|
|Ch. 5||Misbehavior or missed communications : managing the behaviors of children with autism||89|
|Ch. 6||Signs, symbols and language : helping a child communicate||107|
|Ch. 7||Inside their own worlds : encouraging children with autism to play||135|
|Ch. 8||Building social skills : getting along with others||157|
|Ch. 9||Lights! camera! action! sensory integration and autism||179|
|Ch. 10||We're all in this together : teaming up with families||197|
Posted February 25, 2009
Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Guide for the Preschool Teacher is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
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