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Autism Checklist A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

ISBN-10: 0470434082

ISBN-13: 9780470434086

Edition: 2009

Authors: Paula Kluth, John Shouse

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Description:

The Autism Checklist helps parents and teachers to better understand children and youth in the autism spectrum and provide the kind of support and intervention these children need. Presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book is packed with up-to-date research, practical advice, and helpful resources on a wide range of topics. The material is organized into the following five sections:- Section 1: Basic Information on Autism- Section 2: Checklists for Parents- Section 3: Checklists for Educators- Section 4: Effective Support Strategies- Section 5: Resources for Parents and Educators
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.90" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Basic Information On Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Introduction
What We Know About Autism
What Do We Mean by the Autism Spectrum?
Conditions Commonly Associated with Autism
Positive Traits Associated with Autism
Early Indicators of Autism
Autism Myths Versus Autism Facts
Tools Used in Autism Screening and Diagnosis
Social Differences
Communication Differences
Movement Differences
Sensory Differences and Sensitivity
Passions, Interests, and Rituals
Checklists for Parents
Introduction
After Diagnosis
Sharing the News
Help for Families
What Those on the Spectrum Need at Home
Modifying the Home
Safety at Home
Safety in the Community
Adaptations at Family Events
Adaptations for Errands and Outings
Adaptations While Traveling
Helping Your Child Learn at Home
Advocating for Your Child
Checklists for Teachers
Introduction
What to Do If You Think a Student is on the Spectrum
Needs of Students with Autism
Helpful Habits of Mind for Teachers
Learning About Autism
Encouraging Self-Advocacy
Addressing Student Fascinations and Passions in the Classroom
Supporting Students Who Seek Perfection
Supporting Students Who Resist or Refuse to Do Work
Helping Students Cope with Anxiety
Building a Supportive Classroom Community
Creating a Comfortable Classroom
Giving Clear Directions in the Classroom
Providing Structure in the Classroom
Creating Lessons with Students with Autism in Mind
Creating More Accessible Whole-Class Discussions and Lectures
Creating Assessments Appropriate for Students with Autism
Supports and Strategies for Literacy Lessons
Supports and Strategies for Math Lessons
Helping Students Manage Homework
Making Within-School Transitions Easier for Students
Making School-to-School Transitions Easier for Students
Preventing Behavior Struggles in the Classroom
Don'ts for Working with Students with Autism
Helping Students with Autism Shine
More Helpful Strategies for Home and School
Introduction
To Keep in Mind for Toddlers and Preschoolers
To Keep in Mind for School-Age Children
To Keep in Mind for Adolescents and Teenagers
Possible Members of a Support Team
Strategies for Encouraging and Facilitating Communication
Strategies for Supporting Those Without Reliable Communication
Strategies for Encouraging and Supporting Social Relationships
Strategies for Building Social Skills
Addressing Movement Differences
Addressing Sensory Issues: Visual
Addressing Sensory Issues: Tactile
Addressing Sensory Issues: Auditory
Addressing Sensory Issues: Olfactory
Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Promoting and Teaching Organization
Promoting and Teaching Stress Relief
Helping Those on the Spectrum Cope with Change
Addressing Challenging Behavior
Strategies for Coping in Crisis
Helpful Resources for Parents and Teachers
Introduction
Recommended Videos
Recommended Books
Recommended Web Sites
Recommended Vendors
Recommended Organizations
References
Index