Practical Solutions for Educating Young Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mary Jane Weiss

Editore: AAPC Publishing
Anno: 2008
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Testo in English
  • EAN: 9781934575147
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Progress made through early intervention can be destroyed if the planning for transition from home to school is not complete. "Practical Solutions for Educating Young Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome" is designed to help parents and professionals navigate the challenges for early learners with high-functioning autism (HFA) and Asperger Syndrome (AS). Because their deficits are more subtle, these children may be less understood by educational professionals. This book is a much-needed resource to help teachers understand their younger child with HFA or AS. Throughout "Practical Solutions for Educating Young Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome", examples are given to highlight useful strategies. In the first chapter, the author builds a foundation by explaining HFA/AS and some typical characteristics, such as sensory issues, attention deficit disorders, and difficulties of socialization. Later in the book, she dedicates an entire chapter to the educational setting and transition planning, including the process of moving into kindergarten or first grade, shadowing, and planning for inclusion. Finally, two in-depth case studies at the end of the book put it all together. Each case study typifies the kinds of challenges common to children with HFA/AS, and synthesizes how the strategies described in the book can be used in combination to maximize success.