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

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March 2005 | 200 pages | Corwin
Designed for classroom teachers in inclusive settings, this book presents strategies for working with students with Asperger Syndrome.

AS is a disorder in the autism spectrum, and students with AS suffer from similar, though milder, symptoms as students with autism. It is often considered a social disability, though one of its most notable differences with autism is that most students with AS do develop verbal language skills.

The book provides over 50 research-based strategies for teachers, including guidance on transition planning and using technology, and tips for working with support staff.


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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