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Author Kaweski, Walter, author

Title Teaching adolescents with autism : practical strategies for the inclusive classroom / Walter Kaweski ; foreword by Kathy Gee
Edition First Skyhorse edition
Published New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (435 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Dedication; Introduction; Chapter 1: Understanding Autism; Introduction to Autism; DSM-IV-TR Definition of Autism/Autistic Disorder; Asperger Syndrome; DSM-IV Definition of Asperger Syndrome; Functioning Along the Spectrum; Prevalence of Autism; Causes and Risk Factors; From Diagnosis to the Classroom; Social Skills and Communication; The Naïveté Factor; Behavior and Emotions; Cognition and Learning; Sensory Characteristics; Repetitive Movements; Motor Abilities; Summary; Resources; Further Reading
Activity-Based InstructionStructured Setting, Predictable Schedule; Peer Support; Special Interests and Motivation; Teaching Independence; Experiential Learning: Learning From Experience Beyond the Classroom; Summary; Resources; Further Reading; Chapter 8: Organization; Organization Defined; Executive Functioning; Managing Information; Student Planner; Visual Schedules; Checklists; Homework Challenges; Managing Materials; Three-Ring Binders; Tools; Summary; Resources; Further Reading; Appendix 1: Glossary of Frequently Used Terms; Appendix 2: Special Education Acronyms
Chapter 2: Understanding Inclusive EducationBrief History; Four Principal Criticisms of Segregated Placements; Introduction to the IDEA; Teamwork and Collaboration; Characteristics of Effective Team Members; Professional Relationships; Valuing the Person; Summary; Resources; Further Reading; Chapter 3: Promoting Positive Behavior; Introduction to Behavior; Behavior Challenges; Person-Centered Support; Behavior Is Interpretive; Relationship Development; Standards of Fairness; Nine Respectful Notions; Reducing Behavior Challenges; Emotional Episodes; Stabilization Strategies
Chapter 6: Understanding Support: Successful Strategies for Supporting Diverse Learning NeedsIntroduction to Adaptations; Designing Appropriate Adaptations; Student-Centered Instruction; Eight Questions to Consider; Blending IEP Goals Across Settings; Skill Development Across Settings; Subject-Specific Adaptations; Adaptations for All Students; Summary; Resources; Further Reading; Chapter 7: Classroom Instruction: Effective Strategies for Whole-Class Instruction; Common Recommendations of National Curriculum Reports; Overcoming Language and Communication Challenges; Visual Supports
Learn About the StudentEffective Behavior Support; It's Not Realistic; Summary; Resources; Further Reading; Chapter 4: Communication: Building Competence; Forms of Communication; Communication Challenges; Communication Interventions; Supporting Students Who Have Limited Verbal Language; Royce's Story; Summary; Resources; Further Reading; Chapter 5: Friendship and Belonging; Barriers to Friendship; The Student's Role in Friendship Development; Turning Awkward Encounters Into Teachable Moments; Brian's Crush; From Barriers to Best Practices; The Anime Club; Summary; Resources; Further Reading
Summary Award-winning educator Walter Kaweski offers secondary teachers practical strategies and heartfelt insights based on his extensive experience as an autism specialist, inclusion coordinator, and father of a son with Asperger syndrome. Students with special needs often require extra support as they adjust to middle and high school and the changes that accompany adolescence. Without support, this time can be overwhelming. Teaching Adolescents with Autism offers hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers:? Understand the causes and manifestations of autism?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Oct. 2, 2014)
Subject Autistic children -- Education -- United States.
Inclusive education -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1629141283 (electronic bk.)
9781629141282 (electronic bk.)