Autism from the Teacherís Perspective provides a helpful and balanced perspective for teachers who provide services for children and youth with autism. This book is appropriate for any introductory course in autism at either the graduate or the undergraduate level. It also would be fitting for general and special educators, speech and language personnel, social workers, nurses, educational psychologists, and any service provider for individuals who fall on the autism spectrum.
The text includes information on the characteristics of the disorder, communication challenges, and learning styles associated with the disorder. It also provides various assessment and intervention strategies that have proven to be successful when working with students with autism spectrum disorders. It covers early childhood interventions; collaboration with families; reading, writing, and mathematics instruction; and transition to postsecondary life.
1 An Introduction to Autism
2 Communication and Language Characteristics in ASD
3 Social Characteristics: Bridging the Social Disconnect
4 Formal Diagnostic Tools Used to Identify ASD
5 Using Behavioral Assessments to Guide Intervention
6 Translating Assessment Results Into Intervention Plans
7 Giftedness and ASD
8 Professionals and Families: A Collaborative Team
9 Early Childhood Education for Children With ASD
10 ABC's of ASD: Reading Strategies
11 Written Expression: Challenges & Interventions
12 Mathematics: Instructional Considerations and Interventions
13 Transitioning and Postsecondary Life