1st Edition

Teaching Children with High-Level Autism Evidence from Families

By Pamela LePage, Susan Courey Copyright 2014
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Teaching Children with High-Level Autism combines the perspectives of families and children with disabilities and frames these personal experiences in the context of evidence-based practice, providing pre- and in-service teachers and professionals with vital information on how they can help children with high-level autism reach their full potential.  Many children with high-level autism are capable of regulating their behaviors given the right interventions, and this cutting edge text explores multiple methods for helping such children succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally.  The book:

    • draws from interviews with twenty families who have middle- and high-school-aged children
    with high functioning autism or Aspergers syndrome;
    • presents a synthesis of the most cutting-edge research in the field;
    • provides practical advice for educating children with high-level autism;
    • is authored by two special education professors who are also both the parents of children with

    Teaching Children with High-Level Autism is essential reading for anyone who works or plans to work with children on the upper range of the autism spectrum.

    Chapter 1 Introduction
    Chapter 2 Autism Basics, Prevalence and Causes
    Chapter 3 Characteristics of children with autism
    Chapter 4 Profiles of families
    Chapter 5 Cognition and Information Processing
    Chapter 6 Socialization
    Chapter 7 Evidence-Based Practices: Looking at Research Critically
    Chapter 8 Teaching Methods from Autism's Past
    Chapter 9 Diagnoses, Early Intervention and Preschool
    Chapter 10 Elementary School
    Chapter 11 Middle School
    Chapter 12 High School
    Chapter 13 Teaching Strategies-NOS (not otherwise specified)
    Chapter 14 Behavior and Classroom Management
    Chapter 15 Working with Parents
    Chapter 16 Conclusion


    Pamela LePage is a Professor in special education at San Francisco State University. She is also the parent of a 15 year-old child with autism, and is one of the founders of the Autism Social Connection, a grassroots community-based program that provides integrated socialization programs for children and adults with autism and their families and friends.

    Susan Courey is an Associate Professor in special education at San Francisco State University. She is also the parent of a child with Tourette syndrome and a child with Attention Deficit Disorder and a learning disability in mathematics.