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Educating Students on the Autistic Spectrum

Educating Students on the Autistic Spectrum
A Practical Guide

Second Edition


February 2012 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The aim of this book is to make sure all students on the Autistic Spectrum are given the opportunity to engage in appropriate teaching and learning experiences. It considers the individual with autism, and offers tried and tested approaches that have worked, giving background information on autism and its impact on the learner.

In this new edition, the author has added:

  • More information on sensory issues
  • An increasingly holistic view of the student with autism
  • New ideas for curriculum planning in mainstream settings
  • Advice on multi-professional working
  • Guidance on developing positive working relationships with parents and care-givers

There is a wealth of new electronic material available to download from the SAGE website, including photocopiable materials, PowerPoint presentations and checklists.

A must-have resource for all practitioners working with children and young people on the autistic spectrum, this book will improve your inclusive practice and ensure positive outcomes for these children.

Praise for the First Edition:
"From the wealth of books now available on the subject of autistic spectrum disorders, this is one of the best I have read. Martin Hanbury's obvious commitment and understanding of children with ASD shines through."
– Communication

Autism: An Overview
The Impact of Autism on Learning
Sharing positive Attitudes towards Students with Autism
Addressing Behavioural Issues in Autism
Understanding the Effect of the Condition
Effective and Established Strategies
Developing the Curriculum for Individuals with Autism

'Martin Hanbury has made another valuable contribution to our understanding of how Autism impacts on the learner in the classroom and in the whole school environment. His book will help school staff to create a more positive and interactive learning experience for pupils with Autism. In particular, Chapter 2, "The Impact of Autism on Learning" demonstrates how school staff can, by focussing on those critical elements of the learning and thinking styles of our pupils that are often missed, improve the educational experience and outcomes. I would recommend this book to school staff new to autism as well as to more experienced staff who wish to reflect on and improve their practice' -

Jim Taylor, Director, New Struan School, Scottish Autism

'Children on the autism spectrum perceive the world differently, they think and process information differently and therefore need to be taught differently. This book is aimed at classroom practitioners and translates theory into practical strategies. It is easy to read, full of helpful suggestions and the 'key points for reflection' enable staff to develop their practice. This book can be used by individuals, as a basis for group discussion or as a 'workbook' for continued professional development. Highly recommended' -
Dr Jacqui Ashton Smith, Principle, National Autistic Society Helen Allison School

'Martin Hanbury has, once again, drawn upon his wealth of knowledge and experience to produce one of those rare books that links theory to practice in a thoughtful and accessible way. I am sure this new edition of Educating Children on the Autistic Spectrum will become essential reading for teachers, students and academics alike' -
Dr Fiona Hallett, Joint Editor of the British Journal of Special Education

A great book!! Really helpful for teaching a unit on Autistic Spectrum.

Miss Rose Hitchman
Health , Trowbridge College
January 12, 2016

Lots of great suggestions for teaching children with Autism. I would highly recommend this for trainee teachers, qualified teachers and lecturers.

Mr Sohail Khan
Department of Education, Newman Univ.
September 16, 2014

This is an excellent book for students considering the specialist unit with working with learners on the autistic spectrum. Provides a well of knowledge and experience.

Mrs Sharon Lock
Comm, Adult Educ. Centre
July 14, 2014

Accessible to a wide range of students - well presented and engaging. An excellent resource for students seeking to understand how best to support pupils on the ASD spectrum

Mrs Samantha Piggot
Bristol Ctr for Care, Health & Educ St, City of Bristol College
April 30, 2014

Essential reading for students and teachers working with children with ASD.

April 2, 2014

An easily accessible introductory book suitable for our undergraduate programme.

Ms Fiona Jennings
Dept of Education, St Angela's College
October 1, 2013

Very insightful book for all students working or intending to work with students on this spectrum. It provides great understanding.

Mrs Sharon Lock
Comm, Adult Education Centre
April 3, 2013

Very helpful, and recommended in our Autism workshops.

Mr Ralph Manning
Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia
November 21, 2012

very useful practical guide

Dr Simon Claridge
Educational Psychology , Cardiff University
March 26, 2012

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