2nd Edition

Supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

    90 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    90 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    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.

    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


    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