Students with Asperger Syndrome

A Guide for College Personnel
Author: Lorraine E. Wolf,Jane Thierfeld Brown,G. Ruth Kukiela Bork
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575390
Category: Education
Page: 337
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For many students with autism spectrum disorders getting admitted to college is the easy part. Surviving and succeeding can be quite another, as these students transition into a system that is often unprepared to receive them. Accommodating students whose disabilities very likely fall in social and self-regulatory areas is a particular challenge for disability services providers who are not used to reaching out into so many areas of student life. Based on the authors' extensive experience, this comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond. Major chapters address legal issues and academic accommodations; co-curricular needs and accommodations; housing and resident life; faculty issues; other partners on campus such as business and academic affairs, campus police and public safety; employment issues; working with parents, and more. Checklists, forms and other tools help guide and structure the combined efforts to help students succeed

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome


Author: Sarita Freedman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002921
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but for teenagers on the autism spectrum this is especially true. This book describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have. The author identifies the key skill-sets they will need to develop in order to be successful in college and in life, and shows how they can be helped to develop these. She outlines the skills required for success in further and higher education in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with ASDs, and explains how those weaknesses can be ameliorated to enable success at college. Describing the unique accommodations and support that students with ASD will need, and the skills for which they will need particular help, she provides effective intervention strategies that can be implemented throughout the period leading up to college entrance. This book is essential reading for psychologists, special educators, educational therapists, high school teachers/career counselors, and other professionals supporting high school and college students on the autism spectrum. Parents of such students will also benefit from the ideas presented in this book.

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

A Student Guide
Author: John Harpur,Maria Lawlor,Michael Fitzgerald
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843102014
Category: Education
Page: 272
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College life is particularly stressful for students with Asperger Syndrome. This much needed guide provides information to help these students prepare successfully for study, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities.

Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Author: Rebecca A. Moyes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843107194
Category: Education
Page: 154
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Rebecca Moyes takes on one of the biggest challenges in the classroom: problem behaviors. She not only evaluates explanations for these behaviors, she explains why traditional approaches to managing poor behavior do not work for children with autism and Asperger's syndrome. She supplies practical tips on how to tackle the problem behaviors both in the classroom and outside it, including many individual examples. She also incorporates a case study with a behavior support plan which contains environmental supports to strengthen teaching strategies.

Social Skills Training for Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism


Author: Susan Williams White
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609182111
Category: Psychology
Page: 182
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This practical, research-based guide provides a wealth of tools and strategies for implementing social skills training in school or clinical settings. Numerous case examples illustrate common social difficulties experienced by children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Asperger syndrome; the impact on peer relationships, school performance, and behavior; and how social skills training can help. Chapters delve into the nuts and bolts of teaching and reinforcing core skills in classroom, small-group, or individual contexts, emphasizing ways to tailor interventions to each individual's needs. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Supporting Students with Asperger Syndrome in Higher Education


Author: Rachel Pike
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781899280834
Category: Asperger's syndrome
Page: 23
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Many people with Asperger syndrome do very well in higher education because they are able to pursue their special interests. This guide offers help to their lecturers, tutors and other higher education staff on how best to support them.

Social Skills Success for Students With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism


Author: Richard L. Simpson,Ellen McGinnis-Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544320523
Category: Education
Page: 232
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Provide students the social skills instruction they need to succeed in school and in life! This practical resource provides evidence-based strategies for enhancing social skills of children and adolescents who have Asperger Disorder and other forms of high-functioning autism. Case studies, vignettes, classroom materials, checklists, and templates will help you: Deliver interventions that model desirable behaviors and provide opportunities for students to practice Support students in navigating social situations, forming relationships with peers and adults, and following rules and routines Develop, implement, and evaluate social skills intervention and support programs

A Mind Apart

Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Author: Peter Szatmari
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572305444
Category: Psychology
Page: 210
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Why would a child refuse to talk about anything but wasp wings - or the colour of subway train doors? What does it mean when a nine-year-old asks questions about death hundreds of times a day? And how can parents build a close relationship with a little girl who hates to be touched? In this compassionate book, leading autism authority Dr. Peter Szatmari shows that children with autism spectrum disorders act the way they do because they think in vastly different ways than other people. Dr. Szatmari shares the compelling stories of children he has treated who hear everyday conversation like a foreign language or experience hugs like the clamp of a vise. Understanding this unusual inner world - and appreciating the unique strengths that thinking differently can bestow - will help parents relate to their children more meaningfully, and make the outer world a less scary place.

Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome

Strategies for Success in Inclusive Settings
Author: Brenda Smith Myles
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483304264
Category: Education
Page: 200
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How can you make the school year successful for your students with Asperger Syndrome? Asperger syndrome (AS) is a disorder in the autism spectrum, and students with AS suffer from similar, though milder, symptoms as students with autism. Classroom teachers who are responsible for planning for and teaching students with AS generally have not been provided the skills and knowledge to do so. Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome provides important strategies in teaching children and youth diagnosed with AS. This essential resource for teachers and other educators presents research-based, instructional, behavioral, and environmental strategies for teachers, including: Environmental modifications, including visual supports and organizational strategies Technology accommodations Transition planning Emotional, behavioral, and social supports

Super Skills

A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-functioning Autism and Related Challenges
Author: Judith Coucouvanis
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 1931282676
Category: Education
Page: 351
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The title says it all! Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges is SUPER at many levels. Based on a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the unique characteristics of individuals with ASD, Judy Coucouvanis presents 30 lessons grouped under four types of skills necessary for social success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for even inexperienced teachers and other group leaders to follow and implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students? social skills levels and subsequent planning.

Inclusive Programming for the Middle School Student with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome

Topics and Issues for Consideration by Teachers and Parents
Author: Sheila Wagner
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781885477842
Category: Asperger's syndrome
Page: 226
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Middle school presents unique challenges to those with autism / Asperger's, but it can also be exciting and rewarding. Inclusive Programming addresses transitioning to and from middle school, and everything in between: hormones, cliques, bullying, aggression, and "fitting in." The ingredients for success are pre-planning, frequent monitoring of progress, teacher training, and regular communication between all concerned. Add committed teachers, peer mentors/tutors, sensible allowances for individual students' needs (extra test time, visual/oral format, concrete language, less or different homework, a sensory-safe environment, social skills training) as called for, and you have a recipe for success. You'll find many helpful charts/resources in the Appendices. Helpful chapters include: Autism in a Nutshell Inclusion Discussion Profiles and Characteristics of Middle School Students Formation of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) Behavior Programming in Middle School Academic Issues of Middle School Students Social Programming Collaborative Roles

Simple Strategies that Work!

Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students with Asperger Syndrome, High-functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities
Author: Brenda Smith Myles,Diane Adreon,Dena Gitlitz
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282994
Category: Education
Page: 40
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Children and youth with Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning autism (HFA), and pervasive developmental disorders-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and related exceptionalities have great potential, but all too often their abilities are not realized. "Simple Strategies that Work!" provides ideas and suggestions that teachers can use to help a student with AS/HFA on the road to success. The book discusses problems that arise in the classroom and how teachers can adjust the classroom to accommodate, while not interfering with normal classroom routines. Not bogged down with jargon, the book includes tables and boxes for quick reference and clear meaning. Also included is information on what can cause anxiety for the AS/HFA student, how this can lead to decreased academic and social performance, decreased attention to task, and potential increases in behavior problems, and what the teacher can do to assist.

High-functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in Schools

Assessment and Intervention
Author: Frank J. Sansosti,Kelly A. Powell-Smith,Richard J. Cowan
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236709
Category: Psychology
Page: 257
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"The authors use real-life examples to help school psychologists and educators navigate common but challenging situations. Sansosti, Powell-Smith, and Cowan bridge the gap from theory to practice, presenting information and applications with authority and clarity."---Don Saracusa, MA, MS, school psychologist, Akron Public Schools, Ohio "This book takes a practical, evidence-based approach to understanding students with HFA/AS and designing and implementing effective interventions. Coverage of such topics as positive behavior supports, academic interventions, assessment procedures that are directly linked to interventions, and ways to enhance social skills makes the book a gem."---William R. Jenson, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah "Highlights include specific teaching strategies across the primary subject areas, behavioral strategies that are easily adapted into any classroom, and recommendations for designing and implementing individualized education programs appropriate for each student's needs. This resource is well organized and accessible, making it user friendly for school teams."---Shannon Crozier, PhD, BCBA-D, and Heather Baltodano Van Ness, PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders "A very practical, user-friendly book. It contains a variety of useful reproducible materials to support your intervention work. Multimethod assessment and intervention strategies are grounded in an understanding of the needs, strengths, and potential obstacles to success that students with HFA/AS experience in the school setting. This is a book that school-based practitioners will reach for again and again. It will make an excellent supplemental text for graduate-level courses in exceptional children, behavioral methods, or school-based consultation."---Martin A. Volker, PhD, Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York "This indispensable book provides a vast array of resources. It gives school personnel the tools and evidence-based practices necessary to provide effective behavioral and academic support to students with HFA/AS. This book will be highly treasured by psychologists, behavior analysts, administrators, and teachers for the depth and breadth of its practical and effective strategies."---Don Kincaid, EdD, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida Meeting a growing need for school-based practitioners, this book provides vital tools for improving the academic, behavioral, and social outcomes of students with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome (HFA/AS). Research-based best practices are presented for conducting meaningful assessments; collaborating with teachers, students, and parents to prevent school difficulties and problem solve when they occur; and developing effective individualized education programs (IEPs). In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book features a wealth of practical prevention and intervention strategies, illustrated with concrete examples. Over a dozen reproducibles include interview forms and observation sheets Photocopy Rights: The Publisher grants individual book purcahsers nonassignable permission to reproduce selected materials in this book for professional use. For details and limitations, see copyright page.

I Am Utterly Unique

Celebrating the Strengths of Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism
Author: Elaine Marie Larson,Vivian Strand
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282895
Category: Education
Page: 56
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Teaches the alphabet through such positive statements as "I am genuinely goodhearted" for the letter "g" and "I am utterly unique" for the letter "u."

More Than Little Professors

Children with Asperger Syndrome, in Their Own Words
Author: Lisa Barrett Mann
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575253
Category: Education
Page: 206
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Children with Asperger Syndrome: In Their Own Words

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Championing the Individual
Author: Yuko Yoshida
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006608
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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If you have a child with Asperger's syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism, conventional parenting principles will often prove insufficient and unproductive. This intelligent companion has all the answers, explanations and advice to enable parents to feel confident in providing effective support for their child with AS or high-functioning autism. The author explains how to help develop social and communication skills, clarifies the type of assistance needed from outside the family (and where to find it), and includes suggestions on how to ensure that the needs of other siblings are also met. Written from the insightful perspective of a child psychiatrist, this very practical book will provide concrete help for parents and carers. The experience and expertise shared will also be useful for all professionals working with children with AS or high-functioning autism and their families.

Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-communication Problems


Author: Jed E. Baker,Brenda Smith Myles
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN: 193128220X
Category: Education
Page: 231
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Finally a social skills program that covers all the bases! Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody without being accused of staring; how to shift topics, despite one's desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with a sensitive topic - it's all here... and more. In this comprehensive and user friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students wiht Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. After brief introductory chapters on skills to target, instructional strategies, behavior management, promoting generalization, etc., as well as a special chapter by Brenda Smith Myles on relevant characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, the reader is presented with the essence of this must-have resource: 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communications problems. The presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. A concluding chapter on promoting peer acceptance offers sensitivity training programs for both students of various age groups and school staff, making this a complete social skills training package for students of all ages.