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.

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.

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

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.

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

Second Edition
Author: Matt Winter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004307
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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As awareness and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) increases across the globe, it is essential that every teacher in every classroom has a familiarity with the condition and understands how best to support AS students at their school. This fully revised and expanded second edition is the ideal resource to point teachers in the right direction. Concise and instantly accessible, this book gives a clear summary of up-to-date information on Asperger Syndrome, describing the common characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with useful tips and practical advice, this guide answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?' New material includes information for teaching older children and adolescents with AS, tips on what to do when problems arise, as well as suggestions for a whole-school approach to helping students with AS. This book is the perfect go-to guide for teachers, teaching assistants and those in school management who want to know more about Asperger Syndrome in the mainstream inclusive classroom.

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.

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

An Insider’s Guide
Author: Gill D. Ansell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003539
Category: Psychology
Page: 176
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Having an array of effective strategies at your fingertips and understanding exactly why they work makes supporting children with Asperger Syndrome in the classroom a whole lot easier. This accessible, short and snappy guide to the basics will provide busy teachers and teaching assistants with everything they need to know to make their job easier, and to make a real difference to any student with AS in their care. The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications this has for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in potentially stressful situations is also included, and the concise chapters are ideal for dipping into as and when inspiration is needed. This book will be an essential resource for any teacher or teaching assistant supporting children with Asperger Syndrome.

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 Success for Students With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism


Author: Richard L. Simpson,Ellen McGinnis-Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544320515
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

Asperger's Syndrome--that Explains Everything

Strategies for Education, Life, and Just about Everything Else
Author: Stephen Bradshaw,Francesca Happé
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849053510
Category: Psychology
Page: 300
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This book clearly explains proven and practical approaches in education and care that will enable young people with AS to thrive. The author uses anecdotes from his extensive teaching experience to illustrate potential problems relating to anxiety, communication, social rules, relationships and classroom behaviour, and put forward solutions.

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, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Integrating Multiple Perspectives
Author: Kevin P. Stoddart
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843102684
Category: Education
Page: 384
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. It includes first-hand accounts from adults with AS, highlighting their difficulties in areas such as social competence and education. Specialist perspectives on AS, including sexuality and relationships, finding and keeping employment and anxiety and depression are sensitively addressed. The viewpoints of parents explore experiences of parenting AS individuals. These varied approaches to living with AS complement the emerging literature on theory, research and practice in this area. The broad scope of Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome guarantees a wide readership among practitioners, students, parents, young people and adults with AS, educates service providers how to assist people with AS and suggests a model of interdisciplinary collaboration for administrators and funders.

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

Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom

Advice and Strategies for Teachers
Author: Stacey W. Betts,Dion Betts,Lisa N. Gerber-Eckard
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425912
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom offers support and practical techniques for teachers who work with children with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Based on the successful experiences of classroom teachers, and written from a teacher's perspective, this book provides creative and easy-to-apply strategies that support and encourage AS students in the mainstream classroom, from organization and time management techniques to framing classroom instructions to make lessons more accessible for children with AS. The authors' straightforward, practical advice relates to every part of the school day and includes advice for teaching specific subject areas. They give tips on helping students navigate the school environment, how to handle social situations like lunch and breaks, and what to do during unstructured periods. This book is essential reading for teachers and school staff who want to fully include AS students in the classroom.

Social Skills Success for Students with Autism / Asperger's

Helping Adolescents on the Spectrum to Fit In
Author: Fred Frankel,Jeffrey J. Wood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118108612
Category: Education
Page: 256
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The only evidence-based program available for teaching socialskills to adolescents with autism spectrum disorders Two nationally known experts in friendship formation and anxietymanagement address the social challenges faced by adolescents withautism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book helps educators instructyouth on conversing with others, displaying appropriate bodylanguage, managing anxiety, initiating and participating inget-togethers, and more. The book is filled with helpfulinformation on ASD to aid teachers who have received littletraining on the topic. Extremely practical, the book includeslesson plans, checklists, and sidebars with helpful advice. Based on UCLA's acclaimed PEERS program, the onlyevidence-based approach to teaching social skills to adolescentswith ASD Contains best practices for working with parents, which is thekey to helping kids learn social skills The authors discuss the pros and cons of teaching students withASD in educational settings like full inclusion (good for academicsbut bad for social skills) and pull-out special day classes (wherethe reverse is true) Provides a much-needed book for teachers at all levels forhelping students develop the skills they need to be successful.

Perfect Targets

Asperger Syndrome and Bullying : Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World
Author: Rebekah Heinrichs,Brenda Smith Myles
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282185
Category: Education
Page: 189
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Looks at the different types of bullying and the actions adults must take to curb bullying, thereby helping to prevent the often lifelong effects of this insidious form of behavior on victims. This book presents practical strategies and solutions at the school, class and individual level.

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education


Author: Elaine Keane,Trevor Clark,Debra Costley,Kathleen Lane
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006462
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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Students on the autism spectrum often face difficulties in the secondary education environment that result from a lack of awareness on the part of their teachers and peers. This guide acquaints teachers with all the information and practical tools needed to understand and support their students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book presents specific, ready-to-use classroom initiatives with example worksheets, checklists and timetables to help students keep organised with their school work. It also covers general obstacles such as social situations, anxiety, mental health issues and extracurricular activities and how adults can help. Guidance about the leaving school stage and how to ensure the teen is equipped to make the best possible decisions about their future is included. Packed with useful information and examples, this book will be a lifesaving resource for teachers, and everyone else working in secondary education, who want to help their students with autism to stay focused and positive at school.

Asperger's Syndrome

Intervening in Schools, Clinics, and Communities
Author: Linda J. Baker,Lawrence A. Welkowitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135624135
Category: Education
Page: 308
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In recent years, a growing number of children and adults have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a neurological condition characterized by severe difficulties with social communication. While extremely talented in their areas of special interest, many with the diagnosis also have problems with coordination and sensory processing. Professionals and families struggle to help them function competently and make the most of their unique abilities. This readable and practical book synthesizes the latest knowledge about how to do so in various contexts from early childhood on. The authors include psychologists, psychiatrists, special educators, an occupational therapist, a specialist in communication disorders, and a lawyer, with diverse philosophies and methods of intervention. They suggest a variety of ways to help those with Asperger's adapt to the "neurotypical" world, and to bridge the social chasms that can develop as they are integrated into schools, organizations, and communities. Asperger's Syndrome: Intervening in Schools, Clinics, and Communities constitutes a vital resource for all those who seek to improve the lives of individuals with the syndrome.

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: 1606236717
Category: Psychology
Page: 257
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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. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.