Asperger Syndrome: What Teachers Need to Know

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 1, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 96 pages
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As awareness of Asperger Syndrome (AS) grows, it becomes increasingly important that all professionals are familiar with and understand the condition. However, for teachers it is difficult to assess quickly the necessary details for working with AS children. This handbook seeks to bridge this gap and provide a foundation for learning about AS and how to get the best from an AS child.
 

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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

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Contents

What is Asperger Syndrome?
9
What signs might a child display?
13
What are some strategies for the classroom?
29
Can I help the child with his or her social skills?
52
How can I help the child in the playground?
62
What should the Teacher Aide be focusing on?
64
Who else in the school needs to know?
66
Should I make the child do homework?
69
What should happen before the child changes class or school?
75
Am I qualified to teach this child?
77
I want to know more where should I start?
78
FURTHER READING
83
REFERENCES
84
WEBSITES
86
RESOURCES FOR SOME COMMON CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME
87
INDEX
92

How can the child be assisted with study?
73

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Matt Winter is a primary school teacher from New Zealand and has encountered children with Asperger Syndrome in all the schools he has worked in. In addition to his daily teaching, Matt has always been actively involved in charity work and currently volunteers with the Cloud 9 Children's Foundation, where he teaches a thirteen-year-old boy with Asperger Syndrome.

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