Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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