Autism Spectrum Disorder

Executive Function: Elementary Classroom

Executive function (EF) skills in young children are linked to school achievement and social-emotional development, making EF skill building vitally important for all students in elementary school. Educators need to have a clear understanding of executive function and the impact of EF deficits on student performance so that they can detect and address EF weaknesses as early as possible, thereby ...

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Building Social Relationships 2

Building Social Relationships organizes the myriad social skills strategies and resources currently available to make it easier for parents and educational professionals to teach social skills and design social skills programs for children with ASD. A comprehensive five-step model addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD. This second edition, emphasizes the importance of targeting both social skills and social-cognitive processing. By ...

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What Really Works in Secondary Education

What Really Works in Secondary Education compiles the advice of experts who not only know the theory behind certain educational practices, but have also spent time working in the secondary classroom – making this experience available to you at any time. In each user-friendly chapter, key information on a topic vital to secondary educators is boiled down and presented in ...

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Webinar: Friendship 101: Helping Learners with Autism Build Social Competence

In collaboration with the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) An essential characteristic of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is difficulty acquiring the social skills needed to develop social competence, including the ability to form and maintain friendships and relationships with others. This webinar, designed for general and special educators who work with children with ASD, presents evidence-based practices shown ...

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Getting Around Town: Teaching Community Mobility Skills

Transition experts agree that learning to get around the community is one of the essential components of all school programs for students with disabilities regardless of the type or degree of disability. By teaching mobility skills across several areas and its impact for students to learn in the domestic, work, social, self-determination, and recreation domains, educators, families, and older students ...

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Social Skills Secondary School Lesson Plans 51-100

An update to Social Skills for School and Community, this timely new edition places a greater focus on teaching social skills in inclusive settings by creating learning opportunities in general education environments. The book contains 50 strategies for individual and small group instruction with follow-up strategies for facilitating maintenance and generalization. The strategies and lessons included in this manual are ...

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Classroom Instruction and Students with Autism: TEC Collection

This second collection of articles about autism spectrum disorders from TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC) provides the keys to creating collaborative environments and designing successful interventions in the effective education of students with autism spectrum disorders. With an introduction by former TEC editors Alec F. Peck and Stan Scarpati, this collection features a variety of instruction and instruction-related techniques, and represents ...

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: TEC Collection

This collection of articles from TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC) provides an overview of the latest trends, discussions, and critical issues affecting educators working with children with autism spectrum disorders for school-based activities. With an introduction by former TEC editors Stan Scarpati and Alec Peck, the articles in the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Family, Community, Social Skills, and Behavior collection expand upon ...

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Webinar: Ethical Treatment of Challenging Behavior in Students with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

In collaboration with the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) Students with autism, intellectual disability, or other developmental disabilities often display behaviors that act as barriers to social, academic, and adaptive development. Many traditional methods to reduce challenging behaviors, such as punishment and other aversive interventions, are now widely recognized as unethical, and often are illegal. In this program, ...

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Autism Strategies for Middle Schools A-Z

In many ways, the challenge of effectively teaching students with autism / ASD increases as their grade level increases. Students with autism enter middle school with very different maturity and ability levels due to the individual nature/extent of their disorder, as well as degree of support they have received in school and outside of school previously. To meet the extremely ...

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Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With ASD

This book outlines practical steps for preventing and responding to the various phases of meltdown behavior in students with ASD. This practitioner-friendly guide provides special and general education teachers with his seven-phase positive behavior support model that includes interventions for each phase. Readers will also find: An overview of the nature of autism and meltdown phases; Case studies with examples ...

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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 is for practitioners-early interventionists, teachers, school counselors, psychologists-who are committed to the education and dignity of students with autism in preschool and elementary grades. Each chapter focuses on a critical issue and offers solutions, including: Improving communication, social, generalization ...

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Socially ADDept: Teaching Social Skills

Socially ADDept helps educators and parents teach the hidden rules of social behavior to children with limited social skills, notably those with special needs like ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger’s and high-functioning autism, Tourette Syndrome and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author provides all the information parents and professionals need to know to help kids learn social skills in simple, concise explanations. ...

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Autism and the iPad: Strengthening Communication and Behavior

This brief laminated reference guide describes the ways in which the iPad can be an effective tool in teaching students with autism, particularly in enhancing communication and behavioral skills.  The apps described include include those that address language development, augmentative/alternative communication, visual schedules, social stories, positive behavior reinforcers, and behavior data collection. By Brian S. Friedlander and Christine Besko-Maughan. 2013. 6 ...

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Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence

The eighth volume of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ Prism series, Friendship 101 focuses on building social competence, friendship making, and recreation and leisure skills among students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Chapters in this evidence-based, user-friendly guide address the needs of students in different developmental periods (from pre-K through young adulthood), providing teachers, ...

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