In this welcome second edition of The Effective Teacher’s Guide to Autism and Communication Difficulties, best-selling author Michael Farrell addresses how teachers and others can develop provision for students with autism and students that have difficulties with speech, grammar, meaning, use of language and comprehension. Updated and expanded, this book allows the teacher to be self-critical in developing classroom approaches and offers up-to-date research combined with professional experience on how to best achieve good practice in the classroom. This accessible book offers down-to-earth information on:
- Terms and definitions
- Legal considerations
- Classroom strategies
- Useful resources
- Pedagogical issues.
This new edition will be a useful source of ideas and guidance for teachers and others working with children with autism or other communication disorders. It will also be useful for all new teachers, for those continuing professional development, school mamagers and administrators.
Table of Contents
Preface Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Communication disorders – speech Chapter 3. Communication disorders - grammar Chapter 4. Communication disorders - comprehension Chapter 5. Communication disorders - semantics Chapter 6. Communication disorders - pragmatics Chapter 7. Autism Chapter 8. Conclusion Bibliography Index
Michael Farrell is a widely published private special education consultant. He works with children, families, schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations, universities and government ministries. He has published books extensively with Routledge with recent titles including The Special Education Handbook (4th Edition) and Debating Special Education.