Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism

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Future Horizons, 1999 - Education - 173 pages
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Maximize your child or student's potential with a child-centered education program!

Winner of the Autism Society of America's Literary Work of the Year Award, this first book in Sheila Wagner's Inclusive Programming series provides an inclusion program for students with autism spectrum disorders. Teachers, parents, and students alike will benefit from Sheila's insight and presentation as she outlines both theories and applications of inclusive programming for elementary school students. Her engaging and readable style, coupled with her extensive knowledge and classroom practice, make this book indispensable for professionals and nonprofessionals alike.

 

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Inclusion Project Rationale
8
Characteristics of Autism
17
Assessments
23
Social Skills for Children with Autism
41
Training Typical Peers for Social Intervention
47
The Friends Club
54
Inappropriate Behaviors in Students with Autism
73
Teaching Strategies for Children With Autism
109
Academic Modifications for Inclusion
116
Taking Data in Inclusive Settings
125
Transition Planning for Middle School
131
Collaboration Between Home and School
137
Weekly Data Tracking Form
147
Teacher Selfcheck
153
Rocket Ship 1
159

Motivation and Children with Autism
80
The Snake Race
88
Desensitization Programs for Students with Autism
97
Rocket Ship 2
161
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About the author (1999)

Sheila Wagner, M.Ed., received her undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and her graduate degree in Special Education from Georgia State University. Past experience in autism began at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University where she was an associate teacher, then demonstration teacher in the autism demonstration program and, later, an educational consultant to teachers and schools across the State of Indiana.

Currently, Ms. Wagner is an autism consultant, school consultant, teacher trainer, guest lecturer, and published author of numerous articles and books. She received the Autism Society of America's Literary Award for the first book in her inclusion series, Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism, and was named ASA's (Greater Georgia Chapter) Professional of the Year in 2002. Ms. Wagner lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband and son.
 

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