Smart kids with autism spectrum disorders need specific interventions to find success in school and beyond. Featuring a foreword by Temple Grandin, School Success for Kids With High-Functioning Autism shares practical advice for implementing strategies proven to be effective in school for dealing with the“Big 10” obstacles, including social interactions, inflexibility, behavior issues, attention and organization, homework, and more.
Based on the new criteria in the DSM-5, School Success for Kids With High-Functioning Autism also describes how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and social communication disorders (SCD) will now identify the students formerly identified as having Asperger's syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, high-functioning autism, or PDD-NOS. Relying on the latest research, and presenting it in easy-to-understand and practical language, the authors identify how the key components of ASD and SCD will appear to parents and professionals and what steps should be taken once these signs are evident. This book is sure to help any parent or teacher wanting to see their smart kids with autism succeed!
A much needed and highly valuable resource that will be of tremendous help to teachers and parents. ,Dr. Fred Volkmar, Director of the Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, 2/1/14
I really like the positive approach of tapping into the children's special interests to motivate school work. ,Dr. Temple Grandin, Author, The Autistic Brain, 2/1/14
In addition to presenting the latest research, this resource guides parents and educators in providing the most effective interventions to children with HFASD and offers suggestions for ways that families and schools can collaborate to enhance learning experiences and help ensure success for smart children who experience the challenges of living with HFASD.,Gifted Child Today, 4/13/15