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Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome
Strategies for Success in Inclusive Settings

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March 2005 | 200 pages | Corwin

"This comprehensive, thoughtful, and clearly written book provides helpful strategies for educational professionals to teach children and youth with Asperger syndrome (AS). Every teacher interested in AS will want to read this book."
—Susan Moreno, President
MAAP Services for Autism & Asperger Syndrome

How can you make the school year successful for your students with Asperger syndrome?

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a disorder in the autism spectrum, and students with AS suffer from similar, though milder, symptoms as students with autism. Classroom teachers who are charged with teaching students with AS generally have not been provided the skills and knowledge to do so. Crafting and implementing plans for students is nearly impossible without a clear understanding of the disorder, or clearly defined instructional methods and strategies.

Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome provides important strategies in teaching children and youth diagnosed with AS. This essential resource for teachers and other educators presents research-based, instructional, behavioral, and environmental strategies for teachers, including:

  • Adaptations for success in general education settings
  • Environmental modifications, including visual supports and organizational strategies
  • Technology accommodations
  • Transition planning
  • Emotional, behavioral, and social supports

Children and youth with AS are often misunderstood. These individuals have great potential that frequently remains unrealized because the modifications they require to be successful are not made. By using the practical strategies in this guide, however, educators can at last effectively meet the needs of students with AS.


Stephen Shore
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributors
 
Introduction: Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome
Social and Communication Characteristics

 
Behavioral and Emotional Characteristics

 
Intellectual and Cognitive Characteristics

 
Academic Characteristics

 
Sensory Characteristics

 
Motor Characteristics

 
Conclusion

 
Jill Hudson
1. Adaptations for Success in General Education Settings
Behavior Expectations

 
Consistency and Clear Communication of Expectations

 
Expectations in Practice

 
Summary

 
Anastasia Hubbard
2. Environmental Modification
Learn About the Student With AS

 
The School Environment

 
Visual Supports

 
Organizational Strategies

 
Summary

 
Anastasia Hubbard
3. Academic Modifications
Predictability and Handwriting

 
Stages of the Learning Process

 
Summary

 
Diane Adreon
4. Emotional and Behavioral Supports
Functional Assessment

 
The Cycle of Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns

 
Summary

 
 
5. Social Skills Supports
Hidden Curriculum

 
Social Skills Supports

 
Summary

 
Sean J. Smith, Mariangeles Murphy-Herd, Daniel Alvarado, and Nancy Glennon
6. Assistive Technology Supports
Assistive Technology Definition

 
Framework for Assistive Technology Selection

 
Assistive Technology Solutions

 
Technology Solutions

 
Summary

 
Ronda Schelvan, Terri Cooper Swanson, and Sheila M. Smith
7. Making Each Year Successful: Issues in Transition
Transitioning Between Activities and Environments

 
Transition to Adulthood

 
Summary

 
 
References
 
Index

"This comprehensive, thoughtful, and clearly written book provides helpful strategies for educational professionals to teach children and youth with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Every teacher interested in AS will want to read this book."

Susan Moreno, President
MAAP Services for Autism & Asperger Syndrome
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  • An excellent resource for higher education departments of special education and general education

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