Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know: Second Edition

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Aug 15, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 128 pages
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As awareness and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) increases across the globe, it is essential that every teacher in every classroom has a familiarity with the condition and understands how best to support AS students at their school. This fully revised and expanded second edition is the ideal resource to point teachers in the right direction. Concise and instantly accessible, this book gives a clear summary of up-to-date information on Asperger Syndrome, describing the common characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with useful tips and practical advice, this guide answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?' New material includes information for teaching older children and adolescents with AS, tips on what to do when problems arise, as well as suggestions for a whole-school approach to helping students with AS. This book is the perfect go-to guide for teachers, teaching assistants and those in school management who want to know more about Asperger Syndrome in the mainstream inclusive classroom.

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This book is a concise introduction to the complexity that is Asperger Syndrome (AS), and some simple strategies that might benefit students with AS. Written by teachers for teachers, it was a quick ... Read full review

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this has been an excellent resouce to 2 of my sons teachers on a complex & not as yet well understood syndrome on the autism spectrum. Read full review


1 What is Asperger Syndrome?
2 What Signs Might a Child Display?
3 What are some General Strategies for the Classroom?
4 What are some Individual Strategies for the Pupil?
5 How Can I Help the Pupil with AS to Learn?
6 What About Homework?
7 How Do I Help with the Childs Stress?
11 How can the Wider School Help?
12 Am I Qualified to Teach this Child?
13 I Want to Know MoreWhere Should I Start?
Further Reading
Some Common Conditions Associated with Asperger Syndrome

8 What Should the Teacher Aide be Focusing on?
9 Who Else in the School Needs to Know?
10 What Should Happen before the Child Changes Class or School?

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About the author (2011)

Matt Winter began his career as a teacher and private tutor where he gained extensive experience working with children with Asperger Syndrome and conducted significant research into supportive intervention techniques. Matt is also actively involved in charity work focused on youth development, support and education. He resides in Wellington, New Zealand. Clare Lawrence is a teacher, autism worker and mother of two children, one of whom has AS. She works closely with schools across the UK, exploring practical solutions for how to make education more accessible for children with AS. Clare lives in Peterborough, UK.

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