Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This same consideration of the nature of the general education classroom is
equally necessary when planning for inclusion of students with ASD. Using
Collaboration to Develop Behavioral Support Plans The increase in the number
of ...

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Dianne Berkell Zager

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415877571

Page: 337

View: 685

Similar to a handbook in its comprehensive description of the theory and research supporting current practices in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, this interdisciplinary text shows how the existing knowledge base can be used to explore promising new possibilities related to the fieldâe(tm)s many unanswered questions. Key features include the following: Comprehensive âe" This is the first book to consider the history and current state of autism as a field in transition, to cover its varied approaches and philosophies, and to describe the interventions used throughout the developmental cycle. Cross Disciplinary âe" Serving students with autism necessitates communication and collaboration among professionals from several disciplines as well as family members. The editors have, therefore, brought together divergent perspectives, theories and philosophies in order to demonstrate that scientific evidence, rather than educational orientation, must determine which practices should be selected for use in particular situations. Research Based âe" Whereas many existing texts advocate a particular type of treatment, this one recognizes that interventions must be selected and evaluated based on the scientific evidence of their effectiveness. Integrated Methodology âe"Chapter authors consider findings from studies that employed single-subject designs, experimental large-scale studies, and qualitative methodology. The inter-relatedness of therapies and disciplines will be highlighted throughout. Expertise âe" The volume editors are all highly visible researchers in autism and developmental disabilities. Likewise, each chapter is directed by a senior, highly accomplished author who is nationally recognized for his/her work in the topic being addressed. This book is appropriate for practicing professionals in education and psychology and for speech/language therapists and other clinicians. It is also suitable as a graduate level text in these fields.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Behavior Specialists Wei, Wagner, Christiano, and colleagues (2014) found that
over 40 percent of elementary-aged students with ASD receive behavior support.
While behavior support can arise from multiple individuals (e.g. school social ...

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Dianne Zager

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131774375X

Page: 458

View: 666

The fourth edition of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment continues the mission of its predecessors: to present a comprehensive, readable, and up-to-date overview of the field of autism; one that links research, theory, and practice in ways that are accessible to students, practitioners, and parents. During the last decade, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have emerged as the fastest growing developmental disability, and, in response to the dramatic increase in diagnoses, diagnostic criteria in the newly published DSM-5 are significantly different than they were in the DSM IV-R. The structure, content, and format of Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4th Edition have been revised to accommodate changes in the field and to illuminate the current state of the art in the study of autism. New information on early identification, transition education from adolescence through to adulthood, neurobiological research, and technology-based solutions is included.

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

In order to develop a behavior support plan, it is common practice to call a
meeting involving all staff members who have direct responsibilities with the
student and the parents. It is recommended that each person complete the
Summary and ...

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Geoff Colvin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452279357

Page: 240

View: 951

How to keep meltdowns from overheating your classroom This book outlines practical steps for preventing and responding to the various phases of meltdown behavior in students with ASD. Based on Geoff Colvin’s best-selling book, Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior in the Classroom, this practitioner-friendly guide provides special and general education teachers with his seven-phase positive behavior support model that includes interventions for each phase. Readers will also find: An overview of the nature of autism and meltdown phases Case studies with examples of behaviors and plans A chapter on parent communication Prevention techniques for the early stages of the cycle

Strategies at Hand

In addition to practical suggestions for each level, Strategies at Hand provides a quick overview of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, collect data and much more.With this flip-book at their fingertips, teachers will never ...

Strategies at Hand

Author: Robin D. Brewer

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575185

Page: 105

View: 187

Building upon the success of their bestselling Strategies at Hand - Quick and Handy Strategies for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum, Mueller and Brewer reintroduce the much-valued concept of convenience to teachers, paraprofessionals and related professionals who work with students with autism spectrum disorders.For ease of use, the various sections of this handy reference are divided by colors and intensity of needs: Green - Universal or primary behavior support for ALL students; Yellow - Targeted classroom and group behavior support for some students who are at risk for behavior problems; Red (Pink) - Intensive individualized behavior support for students with chronic challenging behaviors; Orange - In-depth explanations of terms/strategies listed in one of the first three sections, and Blue - Resources, including articles, books, movies, and online modules.It also provides a wide range of behavioral supports divided into Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Interventions, and can be easily used by moving from the universal to targeted and finally intensive level of support based on the student's need. In addition to practical suggestions for each level, Strategies at Hand provides a quick overview of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, collect data and much more.With this flip-book at their fingertips, teachers will never again have to search for effective behavior management strategies.

Teaching and Behavior Support for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Contemporary behavior support planning is “multi-component” and “contextual”
—in other words, the BSP combines several ... For example, a child with ASD
who shows aggression in school and home may be treated with a plan that
includes ...

Teaching and Behavior Support for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: James K. Luiselli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199838349

Page: 240

View: 423

The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased dramatically in the last decade, and a growing number of behavior analysts, psychologists, educators, and speech pathologists-to name a few-are just starting to regularly treat individuals with autism. Children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) require specialized instruction and behavior support to teach them critical skills and establish a meaningful quality of life. However, these objectives can only be achieved if professional and paraprofessional service providers have access to the most effective evidence-based and empirically supported methods for teaching children with autism. Similarly, practitioners must know about effective intervention methods that can be implemented to reduce and eliminate problem behaviors frequently displayed by people who have ASD. This guide is an indispensible asset, appropriate for any behavioral specialist, on all aspects of this increasingly prevalent disorder. Teaching and Behavior Support for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder brings together contributed chapters on assessment, instruction, and behavioral intervention procedures unique to the autism population. Each chapter covers a single topic according to a uniform format, which will ease comprehension and facilitate procedural adaptation in "real world" settings such as school, home, and the community. Usable advice and methods for teaching difficult skills, such as self-care, verbal language, and communication, are provided. Authored by recognized experts, the concise and readable chapters also feature forms, illustrations, summary tables, and resource lists to further guide practitioners in selecting "best practice" methods. Taking into account specific settings, different age groups, and practitioner experience, this book will serve as a resource for educators, psychologists, and behavior specialists in the field of autism education and treatment, and as an educational tool for those enrolled in university classes training to become practitioners.

Handbook of Positive Behavior Support

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35, 695–708. Lovaas, O. I. (
1993). The development of a treatment-research project for developmentally
disabled and autistic children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 617–630
. Lowe ...

Handbook of Positive Behavior Support

Author: Wayne Sailor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387096329

Page: 775

View: 491

A revolution in working with difficult students began during the 1980s, with a dramatic shift away from dependence on simply punishing bad behavior to reinforcing desired, positive behaviors of children in the classroom. With its foundation in applied behavior analysis (ABA), positive behavior support (PBS) is a social ecology approach that continues to play an increasingly integral role in public education as well as mental health and social services nationwide. The Handbook of Positive Behavior Support gathers into one concise volume the many elements of this burgeoning field and organizes them into a powerful, dynamic knowledge base – theory, research, and applications. Within its chapters, leading experts, including the primary developers and researchers of PBS: (1) Review the origins, history, and ethical foundations of positive behavior support. (2) Report on applications of PBS in early childhood and family contexts, from Head Start to foster care to mental health settings to autism treatment programs. (3) Examine school-based PBS used to benefit all students regardless of ability or conduct. (4) Relate schoolwide PBS to wraparound mental health services and the RTI (response to intervention) movement. (5) Provide data and discussion on a variety of topics salient to PBS, including parenting issues, personnel training, high school use, poorly functioning schools, and more. This volume is an essential resource for school-based practitioners as well as clinicians and researchers in clinical child, school, and educational psychology.

Seeing Autism through Parents Feedback Sketchnotes Technology and Evidence based Practices

The behavior of students with ASD can be challenging, baffling, and problematic
at times. ... (2003) Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a scientific approach that
has changed the way problem behavior is addressed, perceived, and evaluated.

Seeing Autism through Parents    Feedback  Sketchnotes  Technology  and Evidence based Practices

Author: Demetria Ennis-Cole

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030153746

Page: 107

View: 361

Seeing Autism is a comprehensive but easy-to-understand guidebook for caretakers, parents, educators, counselors, therapists, and researchers on various aspects of rearing and supporting children with autism spectrum disorder. It provides textual and visual information on technology tools, symptoms, diagnosis, auditory, sensory, visual, physical, and educational issues, as well as strategies and practices to help children on the Autism Spectrum reach their potential. Seeing Autism uniquely capitalizes on sketchnotes, a visual thinking tool, to communicate information and practices. Sketchnotes provide a unique space that can help the reader think differently, generate a variety of ideas, explore alternatives, and develop constructive points for expressing ideas and developing visual communication aids. This book will assist parents, educators, and professionals in schools (counselors, school psychologists, librarians) who work with children diagnosed with ASD; it will help readers increase their knowledge of autism and gain an appreciation for evidence-based practices and forms of technology that can be used to support learners on the autism spectrum. “This book is a call to arms and is as much a resource for the family friend as it is for the provider coming to the home. In the book Seeing Autism, Dr. Demetria Ennis-Cole helps individuals gain an incredible perspective and learn the struggles, challenges and joys of families rearing children, teens and adults on the spectrum. This book covers the entire spectrum and is a fantastic mix of research, parent perspective, and even sketchnotes for visual learners. The material is well-balanced and is a great resource to support individuals on the spectrum at home, in the community or in the classroom." Brad McGarry Father, Speaker, Author and Director of the Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst University

Teaching Adolescents With Autism

This book offers general education teachers a wide variety of cutting edge, research-tested strategies and tool for supporting middle and secondary students with autism in the classroom while meeting the challenges of each school day.

Teaching Adolescents With Autism

Author: Walter Kaweski

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412995299

Page: 226

View: 143

This book offers general education teachers a wide variety of cutting edge, research-tested strategies and tool for supporting middle and secondary students with autism in the classroom while meeting the challenges of each school day. The text blends personal anecdotes with research-based strategies and is filled with hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers with everything from understanding autism and special education policy to becoming an effective team member, supporting students with diverse needs, developing peer friendships, and solving behavior challenges. In addition, the book includes a resource guide that teachers can use to prepare and train instructional assistants to work with students who have autism.

Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism

Vincent Pandolfi, Ph.D. Assessing the educational and behavioral support needs
of students with ASD and evaluating their ... Data pertaining to student
characteristics, instructional levels, and quality of the instructional context help
inform ...

Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism

Author: Caroline I. Magyar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441963031

Page: 297

View: 821

Recent years have witnessed a marked increase both in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and those placed alongside their typically developing peers in general education classrooms. These events bring with them a plethora of challenges, particularly in the areas of program design and educational practices. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism offers systematic, evidence-based guidelines—as well as tools, checklists, and other resources—for creating effective learning environments for students across the autism spectrum and the grade span. Planning, development, implementation, and continuous evaluation are examined in detail in this practical volume, which features: An overview of the ASDs, with an emphasis on effective educational practice. In-depth discussion of the ASD Program Development and Evaluation Protocol. A staff training model for personnel working with students with ASD. A detailed framework for student support teams and family-school collaboration. Specific guidelines for conducting needs assessments and student evaluations. • Case examples of applications of the protocol on the program, school, and regional levels. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism is a uniquely rigorous and thorough reference benefiting school psychologists and special education professionals as well as those in allied educational and mental health fields, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals working with children with autism.

The Educator s Guide to Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

These students are easily misunderstood and the intensity and complexity of their
needs, and ensuing behaviors, will call for unique interventions. ... Ongoing
support and training from professionals who are well versed in autism is a must.

The Educator s Guide to Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Josefa Ben-Arieh

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412957762

Page: 165

View: 775

Use this guide to identify students with ASD, organize the classroom; manage time; promote independence, communication, and appropriate behaviors; and select visual strategies, tools, and curriculum resources.

Effective Practices for Children with Autism

This book brings together multiple and contemporary perspectives on intervention effectiveness for autism education and behavior support.

Effective Practices for Children with Autism

Author: James K. Luiselli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198043140

Page: 528

View: 439

Children who have autism require comprehensive educational and treatment services. There are a myriad of approaches currently recommended to practitioners and parents, but little is known about their efficacy. Which are the most effective in teaching skills, overcoming behavior challenges, and improving quality of life? Methods must be based in research settings, but be easily extended to real world settings where children with autism live, go to school, socialize, and recreate. Identifying and validating effective practices is a complex and multi-faceted process, but an essential one for responsible research and practice. This book brings together multiple and contemporary perspectives on intervention effectiveness for autism education and behavior support. With contributors from a variety of disciplines and orientations, Effective Practices for Children with Autism presents a critical appraisal of current practice standards, emphasizing empirically supported procedures and research-to-practice applications. By bringing together a diverse group of authors, the editors have ensured that the vast field of information on interventions for children with autism is thoroughly examined, and that no topic has gone untouched. Written for practitioners, research scientists, and clinicians, the book is an essential framework for evaluating educational and treatment procedures, selecting those that are most effective, and evaluating outcomes.

Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Simply hiring a one-on-one aide to support a student or bringing in an ASD
specialist is not enough. ... charge of the student but unable to individualize
classroom curricula, to ensure that other school personnel follow a behavior
support plan, ...

Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Tristram Smith

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609189671

Page: 380

View: 317

An indispensable resource for K-12 educators and autism specialists, this highly practical book shows how to include students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in general education settings. Tristram Smith and his associates present a research-based, step-by-step process for assessing students at a range of skill levels, planning and implementing successful inclusion programs, and working as a team with other professionals and with parents. The book is packed with specific strategies for helping students with ASD follow the daily routine, learn from the general education curriculum, interact with peers, and overcome problem behavior. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, it features dozens of reproducible worksheets and forms.

The TEACCH Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hodgaon, L.A. (1995). Visual strategies for improving communication: Practical
supports for school and home. Troy, MI; QuirkRoberts. Hodgdon, L.A. (1999).
Solving behavior problems in autism: Improving communication with visual
strategies ...

The TEACCH Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Gary B. Mesibov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306486474

Page: 212

View: 916

- Professionals can be trained in the program and its methods - Translates scientific knowledge so that practitioners and parents can easily understand the current state of knowledge - Offers strategies that can be tailored to an individual's unique developmental and functional level - Advises parents on how to become involved in all phases of intervention as collaborators, co-therapists, and advocates. - Details how the program can be introduced and adapted for individuals of all ages, from preschooler to adult

Learning and Behavior Problems in Asperger Syndrome

As educational specialists working with students with ASD, we have had to
remain continually open to developments in both ... of an outreach service to
schools, community agencies, and professional groups involved with students
with ASD.

Learning and Behavior Problems in Asperger Syndrome

Author: Margot Prior

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593850778

Page: 326

View: 993

This volume provides research-based, practical information on managing the challenges that Asperger syndrome (AS) presents in everyday life and in the classroom. Current knowledge is reviewed on the core learning, behavioral, emotional, social, and communication difficulties associated with this complex disorder. Hurdles facing children with AS and their parents and teachers are clearly identified, and effective assessment and intervention approaches described. Special features include firsthand accounts from an adult with AS and a teacher with extensive experience in the area, as well as numerous illustrative vignettes and classroom examples. While written primarily for professionals, the volume will also be of interest to many parents.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment

Meeting Students' Learning Needs Marilyn H. Gense, D. Jay Gense. self -
reinforcing . Once simple ... The basic approaches for ABA are outlined in
Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism ; see Maurice , Green , &
Luce , 1996.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment

Author: Marilyn H. Gense

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288800

Page: 339

View: 107

When a child with an autism spectrum disorder is also visually impaired, the effects on learning and behavior and complex and varied. Two exceptional educators condense their years of personal and professional experience into a one-of-a-kind handbook of effective ways to work with such students, including suggetions and approaches for assessment, instruction, and program planning; forms and tools for capturing vital information; information on assessment instruments, instructional materials, and web sites rich in important advice. Professionals and educators, as well as parents, will find critical guiding principles and valuable strategies.

Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High Functioning Autism Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

This book is full of practical tips on how to tackle different kinds of challenging behaviors both in the classroom and outside it.

Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High Functioning Autism Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Author: Rebecca Moyes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846423465

Page: 160

View: 279

How do teachers and parents of children with autism address a child's social skills? And what do they do about problem behaviors? This book provides possible explanations for these behaviours, and a wealth of practical help for both teachers and parents to address them. Teachers learn how to create environmental supports and how to incorporate specific teaching strategies. Students with autism learn the new skills they might need, and ways of making their behavior more acceptable. This book is full of practical tips on how to tackle different kinds of challenging behaviors both in the classroom and outside it.

High Functioning Autism Asperger Syndrome in Schools

Thus the importance of developing individualized, assessment-driven plans of
instructional support for children with ... and professional development to school
districts and consultative behavior support for parents of children with ASD.

High Functioning Autism Asperger Syndrome in Schools

Author: Frank J. Sansosti

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236717

Page: 257

View: 870

Meeting a growing need for school-based practitioners, this book provides vital tools for improving the academic, behavioral, and social outcomes of students with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome (HFA/AS). Research-based best practices are presented for conducting meaningful assessments; collaborating with teachers, students, and parents to prevent school difficulties and problem solve when they occur; and developing effective individualized education programs (IEPs). In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book features a wealth of practical prevention and intervention strategies, illustrated with concrete examples. Over a dozen reproducibles include interview forms and observation sheets. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2011 2012

Improving the Speech Production of Children with Autism. ... AAC supports for
engaging students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in group instruction,
Closing the Gap, 23(4), Behavioral supports for individuals with autism,
Instructional ...

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2011 2012

Author: Ken Siri

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616082526

Page: 528

View: 749

Collects the latest information on autism research, therapies, evaluations, and treatment centers.

Educational Interventions for Students with Autism

Written by nationally acclaimed experts in the field and published in collaboration with the world-renowned UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, the book aims to deepen educators' appreciation of the challenges surrounding autism in a classroom ...

Educational Interventions for Students with Autism

Author: UC Davis MIND Institute

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111823412X

Page: 400

View: 472

Educational Interventions for Students with Autism offers educators a vital resource for understanding and working with autistic students. Written by nationally acclaimed experts in the field and published in collaboration with the world-renowned UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, the book aims to deepen educators' appreciation of the challenges surrounding autism in a classroom setting and the current best practices in education for autism. To best meet the practical needs of teachers, school administrators, and parents, the book includes integrative summaries throughout, with recommendations for real-world classroom use. Topics covered include: how autism affects student learning, autism and its impact on schools, a teacher's view of autism and the classroom, best practices and challenges of working with students with ASD in the classroom,working with high-functioning autism (HFA) in schools, successful community-school partnerships, options for teacher training, and more.

Educating Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developing individualized interventions requires a behavior support team
consisting of relevant stakeholders (e.g., teacher(s), parents, therapists, siblings,
administrators, support staff, and, when appropriate, the child/student with autism
).

Educating Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Erin E. Barton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452279268

Page: 336

View: 702

Everything you need to know to educate students with autism Every 20 minutes, another child is diagnosed with autism. Are you ready to meet this growing educational challenge? This authoritative guide is for practitioners—early interventionists, teachers, school counselors, psychologists—who are committed to the education and dignity of students with autism in preschool and elementary grades. Each chapter focuses on a critical issue and offers solutions, including: Improving communication, social, generalization and self-management skills Designing instruction, intervention, and assessment Including families in developing goals and interventions Using students’ special interests to deliver instruction Understanding and preventing challenging behavior Evaluating practices to promote successful outcomes for students, families and practitioners