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.
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