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2nd Edition

Supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

ISBN 9781138855144
Published June 29, 2015 by David Fulton Publishers
90 Pages

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Book Description

 This practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice and tried-and-tested strategies for identifying children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This fully updated text describes the different types of difficulties experienced by pupils with ASD and helps practitioners to understand their diverse needs. This fully updated new edition explores key topics, including:

  • organizing the classroom and support staff
  • home-school liaison and working with siblings
  • transition to adulthood
  • independence skills
  • whole school implications.

Now fully updated in line with the SEND 2014 Code of Practice, this invaluable guide provides guidance and practical strategies for teachers and other professionals, helping them to feel more confident, and be more effective in supporting learners in a variety of settings. For professional development, this book also provides materials for in-house training sessions, and features useful checklists, templates and photocopiable/downloadable resources.

Table of Contents

Foreword  Introduction  1. The inclusive school  2. Inclusion for pupils with an ASD  3. Definition  4. Asperger's syndrome  5. Social communication differences  6. Social interaction differences  7. Social imagination differences  8. Sensory differences  9. Behaviour  10. Whole school implications  11. Transitions  12. Support staff: roles and responsibilities  13. Support staff: guidelines for working with pupils  14. Classroom management  15. Teaching  16. Accessing the curriculum  17. Secondary provision  18. Assessment  19. Visual strategies   20. Gross and fine motor skills  21. Using technology  22. Independence skills  23. Self-esteem  24. Pupil's views  25. Home-school liaison  26. The emotional aspects of life with a child with an ASD  27. Siblings of the pupil with an ASD  28. Personalised learning plans  29. Transition to adulthood  30. Planning for continuing professional development  31. Evaluation and following-up CPD. Acknowledgements, further reading and useful contacts

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Elizabeth Morling is an SEN consultant and former Head of ESPD (Education Service for Physical Disability) and Colleen O’Connell is an Autism Outreach teacher.


"This is a great resource to have to hand as part of a wider staffroom special educational needs library. Reading this book, many school staff will find useful easy-to-implement strategies to develop a more inclusive teaching environment that will help all pupils with ASCs to succeed." Beccie Hawes, Nasen Special