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Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome
Strategies for Success in Inclusive Settings

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© 2005 | 200 pages | Corwin

"This comprehensive, thoughtful, and clearly written book provides helpful strategies for educational professionals to teach children and youth with Asperger syndrome (AS). Every teacher interested in AS will want to read this book."
—Susan Moreno, President
MAAP Services for Autism & Asperger Syndrome

How can you make the school year successful for your students with Asperger syndrome?

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a disorder in the autism spectrum, and students with AS suffer from similar, though milder, symptoms as students with autism. Classroom teachers who are charged with teaching students with AS generally have not been provided the skills and knowledge to do so. Crafting and implementing plans for students is nearly impossible without a clear understanding of the disorder, or clearly defined instructional methods and strategies.

Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome provides important strategies in teaching children and youth diagnosed with AS. This essential resource for teachers and other educators presents research-based, instructional, behavioral, and environmental strategies for teachers, including:

  • Adaptations for success in general education settings
  • Environmental modifications, including visual supports and organizational strategies
  • Technology accommodations
  • Transition planning
  • Emotional, behavioral, and social supports

Children and youth with AS are often misunderstood. These individuals have great potential that frequently remains unrealized because the modifications they require to be successful are not made. By using the practical strategies in this guide, however, educators can at last effectively meet the needs of students with AS.

Stephen Shore
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributors
 
Introduction: Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome
Social and Communication Characteristics  
Behavioral and Emotional Characteristics  
Intellectual and Cognitive Characteristics  
Academic Characteristics  
Sensory Characteristics  
Motor Characteristics  
Conclusion  
Jill Hudson
1. Adaptations for Success in General Education Settings
Behavior Expectations  
Consistency and Clear Communication of Expectations  
Expectations in Practice  
Summary  
Anastasia Hubbard
2. Environmental Modification
Learn About the Student With AS  
The School Environment  
Visual Supports  
Organizational Strategies  
Summary  
Anastasia Hubbard
3. Academic Modifications
Predictability and Handwriting  
Stages of the Learning Process  
Summary  
Diane Adreon
4. Emotional and Behavioral Supports
Functional Assessment  
The Cycle of Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns  
Summary  
 
5. Social Skills Supports
Hidden Curriculum  
Social Skills Supports  
Summary  
Sean J. Smith, Mariangeles Murphy-Herd, Daniel Alvarado, and Nancy Glennon
6. Assistive Technology Supports
Assistive Technology Definition  
Framework for Assistive Technology Selection  
Assistive Technology Solutions  
Technology Solutions  
Summary  
Ronda Schelvan, Terri Cooper Swanson, and Sheila M. Smith
7. Making Each Year Successful: Issues in Transition
Transitioning Between Activities and Environments  
Transition to Adulthood  
Summary  
 
References
 
Index

"This comprehensive, thoughtful, and clearly written book provides helpful strategies for educational professionals to teach children and youth with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Every teacher interested in AS will want to read this book."

Susan Moreno, President
MAAP Services for Autism & Asperger Syndrome
Key features
  • An excellent resource for higher education departments of special education and general education

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ISBN: 9781412904988
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