Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

Author: Jo Adkins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849054003

Category: Psychology

Page: 146

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This book provides practical strategies for teaching key mathematics concepts to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays. The authors explain how to incorporate a child's special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts, and how to incorporate mathematics into daily living skills.

CBT to Help Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to Understand and Express Affection

CBT to Help Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to Understand and Express Affection

Author: Michelle Garnett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857008015

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are often not instinctive and intuitive in expressing their liking or love for someone, or in understanding that family members, friends and others need affection. Expressing affection to teachers, other close professionals, or family friends, can be even more challenging. This book, by the leading experts in the field, provides a carefully constructed CBT programme for professionals to help boys and girls with an ASD to feel confident recognising, expressing and enjoying affection. The activities will help the young person identify their own and others' comfort and enjoyment range for gestures, actions and words of affection. They will also learn the variety of appropriate ways they can express liking or loving someone, helping them to strengthen friendships and relationships. This book will be an invaluable resource for professionals supporting a child with an ASD.

101 Inclusive and SEN Maths Lessons

101 Inclusive and SEN Maths Lessons

Author: Claire Brewer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784503642

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Create an inclusive classroom for all through engaging maths activities such as Shape Bingo, Cake Splat! and Fruity Fractions, all of which have been matched to the UK National Curriculum P Levels 4 - 8. Tailored to the specific P Level, each lesson plan includes a learning objective, the resources needed, the main activity, a plenary and a consolidation activity to help support children's understanding. When working with children, and especially those with SEN, lessons need to meet their interests as well as their needs by containing visual stimulus, movement and fine and gross motor skills, and the activities in this book have been specifically designed with this in mind. This straightforward and practical book offers you 101 creative classroom activities for teaching maths to pupils who are achieving at P Levels 4 - 8 and Key Stage One as well as mapping the range of additional skills they will acquire.

Kindergarten and ASD

Kindergarten and ASD

Author: Margaret Oliver

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784501990

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Answering all of the key questions about the kindergarten experience, this compact guide will give parents the confidence to be the most effective, up-to-speed advocates as their child enters formal education. "Which school should I choose, or should I home-school?" "How can I prepare my child for kindergarten?" "How can I work with teachers?" "What services and support will my child need?" "What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?" In a warm, parent-to-parent style, Margaret Oliver explains the essentials of how the educational system is structured, how special education laws are applied, and what current educational trends mean for individual children. She also gives strategies to overcome sensory, behavioral, social, emotional and communication difficulties.

Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties

Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties

Author: Jane Emerson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007544

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty that affects the acquisition of numerical skills. A far larger number of pupils, while not dyscalculic, fail to acquire the basic numerical skills required for everyday life. Whatever the cause of poor numeracy it is essential that these difficulties are identified and addressed. This book looks at how adults can help identify each child's specific areas of difficulty and describes a multi-sensory approach that can be adapted for the needs of each student to help them better understand numbers and apply that understanding to solve problems. It covers the origins of number sense and how the brain deals with numbers, assessment, planning intervention, what to teach and how to teach it, and how parents can help their children. This straightforward guide will be essential reading for any parent, teacher or education professional working with a child with dyscalculia or numeracy difficulties.

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Dianne Zager

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136946578

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Similar to a handbook in its comprehensive description of the theory and research supporting current practices in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, this interdisciplinary text shows how the existing knowledge base can be used to explore promising new possibilities related to the field’s many unanswered questions. Key features include the following: Comprehensive – This is the first book to consider the history and current state of autism as a field in transition, to cover its varied approaches and philosophies, and to describe the interventions used throughout the developmental cycle. Cross Disciplinary – Serving students with autism necessitates communication and collaboration among professionals from several disciplines as well as family members. The editors have, therefore, brought together divergent perspectives, theories and philosophies in order to demonstrate that scientific evidence, rather than educational orientation, must determine which practices should be selected for use in particular situations. Research Based – Whereas many existing texts advocate a particular type of treatment, this one recognizes that interventions must be selected and evaluated based on the scientific evidence of their effectiveness. Integrated Methodology –Chapter authors consider findings from studies that employed single-subject designs, experimental large-scale studies, and qualitative methodology. The inter-relatedness of therapies and disciplines will be highlighted throughout. Expertise – The volume editors are all highly visible researchers in autism and developmental disabilities. Likewise, each chapter is directed by a senior, highly accomplished author who is nationally recognized for his/her work in the topic being addressed. This book is appropriate for practicing professionals in education and psychology and for speech/language therapists and other clinicians. It is also suitable as a graduate level text in these fields.

Mathematics Education and Students with Autism, Intellectual Disability, and Other Developmental Disabilities

Mathematics Education and Students with Autism, Intellectual Disability, and Other Developmental Disabilities

Author: Emily C Bouck

Publisher:

ISBN: 1716427797

Category:

Page: 206

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In this book from the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD), the authors provide educators with research-based interventions and instructional approaches to supporting students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) in mathematics. Chapters provide educators with accessible resources that provide research-supported practical strategies and guides to educate students. Each chapter, written by a scholar whose work focuses on mathematics education for students with ASD/IDD, provides examples and materials teachers can use with elementary and secondary students with ASD/IDD.

The Inclusive Classroom

The Inclusive Classroom

Author: Ginger Kelley McKenzie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475856361

Category: Education

Page: 139

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This book presents research-based practices that bring together two powerful pedagogies, Montessori Education and Special Education for the 3- to 6-year-old child in a Montessori school.

Systematic Instruction of Functional Skills for Students and Adults with Disabilities

Systematic Instruction of Functional Skills for Students and Adults with Disabilities

Author: Keith Storey

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398093815

Category: Education

Page: 292

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This book provides an overview of systematic instructional strategies and is written in a format so that teachers and other service providers can immediately put the information to use. It specifically focuses upon systematic instruction for individuals with disabilities (school age and adults) and is generic across age groups as well as disability labels. The book focuses on improving instructional practices for students and adults with disabilities. Practitioners may understand the importance of placing individuals in different settings (e.g., inclusive classrooms, supported employment sites) but not understand how to improve their skills once they are in that setting. This book is intended to give teachers and other service providers the instructional skills for improving the skills of the individuals that they are serving. The most unique feature of the text is that it is written specifically for practitioners in the field (teachers and adult service providers) as well as those in training rather than being written for other academics. An advantage of this book is that those preparing teachers and others can easily use it in methods courses as it covers instructional methodology that is seldom covered in detail in most texts. College instructors will find the book a good choice for their classes based upon: the consistent format throughout the book; the “readability” of the book for students; the comprehensive coverage of systematic instruction; and the direct applicability to applied settings. Others providing instruction, supervision, and training to direct service providers will find this book useful, such as those working in schools as well as those in transition and adult service settings.

Encyclopedia of Special Education, Volume 2

Encyclopedia of Special Education, Volume 2

Author: Cecil R. Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119520009

Category: Education

Page: 752

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The only comprehensive reference devoted to special education The highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field. This completely updated and comprehensive A-Z reference includes about 200 new entries, with increased attention given to those topics that have grown in importance since the publication of the third edition, such as technology, service delivery policies, international issues, neuropsychology, and RTI. The latest editions of assessment instruments frequently administered in special education settings are discussed. Only encyclopedia or comprehensive reference devoted to special education Edited and written by leading researchers and scholars in the field New edition includes over 200 more entries than previous edition, with increased attention given to those topics that have grown in importance since the publication of the third edition—such as technology, service delivery policies, international issues, neuropsychology, and Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Entries will be updated to cover the latest editions of the assessment instruments frequently administered in special education settings Includes an international list of authors and descriptions of special education in 35 countries Includes technology and legal updates to reflect a rapidly changing environment Comprehensive and thoroughly up to date, this is the essential, A-Z compilation of authoritative information on the education of those with special needs.

Enduring Issues In Special Education

Enduring Issues In Special Education

Author: Barbara Bateman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136265976

Category: Education

Page: 478

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Enduring Issues in Special Education is aimed at any course in the undergraduate or graduate special education curriculum that is wholly or partly devoted to a critical examination of current issues in special education. The book organizes 28 chapters into seven sections using familiar structuring principles—what, who, where, how, when, why, and whither. Each section begins with an introduction that provides historical, legal, and theoretical background information and organizing commentary for the chapters that follow. The book’s objective, in addition to informing readers about the issues, is to develop critical thinking skills in the context of special education. Key features include the following: Dialectic Format – Each of the 28 chapters presents compelling reasons for addressing the issue at hand and specific ways to do so. Because each issue is written from different perspectives and focuses on a variety of aspects, readers are encouraged to weigh the arguments, seek additional information, and come up with synthesized positions of their own. Organizing Framework – The book’s seven sections have been arranged according to a scheme that is the essence of most investigative reporting and provides a coherent, easy-to-understand framework for readers. Expertise – All chapters are written by leading scholars who are highly regarded experts in their fields and conclude with suggested readings and discussion questions for additional study.

Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Johnny L. Matson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319271712

Category: Psychology

Page: 477

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This handbook details best practices and discusses ongoing challenges in assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Chapters address assessment and diagnostic protocols, developmental considerations in ASD assessment, and issues concerning comorbid psychological and medical conditions. Various aspects of the disorder are emphasized throughout the handbook - from assessment in adolescent and adult populations to the latest findings in neuropsychology. The book concludes with future directions for research and clinical applications, focusing on universal screening, improved assessment methods, and earlier and more accurate diagnosis. Topics featured in this handbook include: Types of ASD assessment. Report writing for ASD evaluations. Stress and satisfaction in the diagnostic process. Clinical and neuropsychological perspectives from comorbid diagnosis of ASD and ADHD. Executive functions in ASD. The Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is an essential reference for researchers, clinicians, professionals, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and social work as well as rehabilitation medicine/therapy, behavioral therapy, pediatrics, and educational psychology.