1st Edition

School Success for Kids With High-Functioning Autism

    304 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    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!

    Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 What Are High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders? Chapter 2 How Might HFASD Appear to Parents and Teachers? Chapter 3 Recognizing and Diagnosing HFASD Chapter 4 Developing an Intervention Plan Chapter 5 Best Practices in School Chapter 6 Strategies and Interventions That Work in the Classroom Chapter 7 Working With the School System: Options for Students With HFASD Chapter 8 Best Practices for Parenting and Raising Kids With HFASD Chapter 9 Transition to The World of Work, Independent Living, and College Chapter 10 Conclusion: School Success for Kids With HFASD References Appendix A Resources Appendix B Checklist of Issues That Teachers and Parents May Observe in the Classroom Appendix C Intervention Plan for Students With HFASD Appendix D Quick Reference to Problem Areas and Interventions Appendix E Program Options for Students With HFASD Appendix F Independent Living and World of Work and Resources About the Authors


    Stephan M. Silverman, Ph.D., is former Director of Assessment and Behavioral Services for the Weinfeld Education Group. He was a school psychologist in the Montgomery County Public Schools system in Maryland for 30 years and has maintained a private practice in Maryland since 1975.

    Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D., is an associate professor of neurology, pediatrics, and psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Medical Center. She has been on the faculty at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University School of Medicine since 1995.

    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