Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001 - Education - 187 pages
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This book provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. It includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children as they appear in the classroom - difficulties with such things as understanding idioms, taking turns in conversation, understanding and using tone of voice and body language - and ways to address them. Instruction is included in the book to enhance the development of appropriate, measurable, and meaningful individualized education plans (IEPs) to incorporate social goals. Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to 'teach' these social goals. Parents will find this text an excellent training tool to help develop social education curriculums for their children, and teachers will find it particularly helpful as an easy-to-read manual containing many 'nuts and bolts' strategies to utilize in the classroom.
 

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Contents

Is it Autism or Asperger Syndrome?Diagnostic Criteria
13
Deficits in Social Communication
21
Deficits in Social Behavior
49
Sensory Differences in Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
83
Social Skills Assessment Tools Samples and Descriptions
99
Interventions to Promote Acquisition
123
IEP Development HowTo Instructions for Parents
155
References
179
Index
183
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Rebecca Moyes worked in collaboration with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to establish the Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders. This organization provides information and support to families of children with autism and the professionals who work with them in the Pittsburgh area. She served as the organization's principal officer for over five years. Her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome eight years ago. Mrs Moyes is a former teacher, and today works as an educational consultant for children with autism spectrum disorders. She produces a quarterly newsletter entitled Building Bridges for teachers and parents of children with this diagnosis.

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