1st Edition

Success Strategies for Teaching Kids With Autism

    254 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Although an abundance of research exists on working with students with autism, teachers need the practical strategies in Success Strategies for Teaching Kids With Autism to build successful programs and services for kids with autism.

    The authors, seasoned classroom teachers and consultants for a large public school autism support program, look at ways teachers can apply best practices for teaching special needs students. They offer field-tested ideas for teachers to implement, covering topics such as managing difficult behaviors, teaching social skills, addressing communication difficulties, creating schedules, and organizing the classroom.

    The book includes a detailed section on using applied behavior analysis, providing practical examples for teachers to employ in their own classrooms in order to modify student behaviors and increase learning. Including teacher-friendly overviews of the educational needs of students with autism and ideal teaching methods, the book also provides reproducible materials and photographs that show the strategies in action.

    Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 What Is Autism? Chapter 2 What Makes a Successful Education Program for Children With a Diagnosis of ASD? Chapter 3 What Is ABA? Chapter 4 How Can ABA Principles Be Implemented in Education Programs? Chapter 5 Creating an Evidence-Based Classroom Chapter 6 Strategies for Addressing the Major Characteristics of ASD in the Classroom Chapter 7 Putting It All Together Conclusion References About the Authors


    Wendy Ashcroft is an experienced special education teacher widely known for her leadership of Project REACH, a support program for children with autism. Wendy also teaches education courses and supervises practicum and student teaching experiences at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.

    Sue Argiro is an experienced special education teaacher widely known for her leadership of Project REACH, a support program for children with autism. Sue received her master's degree in special education from the University of Memphis and is a consultant focusing on students with autism and related disabilities, providing training for classroom personnel, related service providers, administrators, and parents.

    Named to the A-List, Today's Books Daily Book Register,Today's Books, 1/22/10