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Helping Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn

Helping Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn

September 2007 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Are you looking for caring and creative ways to support students on the autistic spectrum?

Helping Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn provides guidelines to help educators structure the classroom environment, understand and improve behavior, and look at transition through the eyes of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). With invaluable insights from the author's many years of practice, this resource includes:

  • Visual resources for supporting learning and behavior
  • Practical ideas to try out in your setting
  • Case studies to illustrate best practice
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Photocopiable activities for staff training exercises

This is an essential read for all teachers and anyone who supports learners with ASD.

Understanding ASD and Its Impact on Understanding and Responding to Change
Learned Responses and Reactions to Change
Making It Obvious
Why Are Visual Approaches Useful in Teaching Children New or Different Skills?
Seeing Is Understanding
How Can Visual Strategies Be Individualised to Be Really Effective?
Frequently Asked Questions and Problem-Solving Approaches

'The reader can gain a good overall understanding of autism and the issues which arise in teaching and learning across the spectrum but can also focus on and apply sections of the book which are specific to his or her own situation. I feel that this book is relevant to all school staff involved in educational planning for children who have autistic spectrum disorders' - REACH

I have recommended this book to all learners who have an interest or who are supporting children in school who are on the autistic spectrum. I plan to use it myself as I am about to embark on a level 2 qualification in autistic spectrun disorders.

Mrs Gwyneth Walsham
School of Teaching and Learning, Gateshead College
March 25, 2013

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