Educating Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Every 20 minutes, another child is diagnosed with autism. Are you ready to meet this growing educational challenge? This authoritative guide for practitioners—early interventionists, teachers, school counselors, and psychologists—provides practical strategies for addressing the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum as well as those of their families. Drawing on current research and evidence-based practice, the authors discuss the causes of autism and present methods for educating children and assisting families in supporting the educational process. Each chapter focuses on a critical issue and offers solutions including:
- Improving communication, generalization, self-management, and social skills
- Designing instruction, intervention, and assessment
- Including families in developing goals and interventions
- Using students' special interests to deliver instruction
- Understanding and preventing challenging behavior
- Evaluating practices to promote successful outcomes for students, families, and practitioners
Included are forms, charts, and activities to help practitioners and families fulfill learning programs.
Educating Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders will give you insight and the tools to make a difference in the learning and lives of students with autism spectrum disorders.
“The authors cover a wealth of information—from methods for identifying the disorders to strategies for ameliorating learning and behavior problems associated with autism spectrum disorders and focus on the importance of working with parents and caregivers to meet the needs of children in their care.
—Joyce Williams Bergin
Assistant Dean of the College of Education
Armstrong Atlantic State University, GA