Written by experts in special education and psychology, this user-friendly resource summarizes current research and presents a comprehensive overview of how to teach students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The authors discuss intervention strategies for implementing effective educational programs that give youngsters with ASD the opportunity to learn and interact with their peers.
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:
Overview of effective interventions
Creating quality educational programs and collaborating with parents
Strategies for classroom management, communication development, and social skills
Characteristics, learning styles, and intervention strategies
Behavior and discipline issues
Specific instructional approaches
Behavioral, skill-based, and physiologically based intervention models
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.