The Educator's Guide to Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Josefa Ben-Arieh - Seaman School District
- Helen J. Miller - USD #383 Manhattan-Ogden School
"An excellent, practitioner-friendly resource for identifying, applying, and evaluating maximally effective interventions and treatments for students with autism-related disorders."
—Richard L. Simpson, Professor of Special Education
University of Kansas
"I highly recommend this book. This is a valuable, comprehensive, and user-friendly resource with realistic case studies that show how collaboration occurs with related services."
—Gloria Wolpert, Autism Program Director
Specific, proven strategies for successfully teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders!
This guide brings the most recent advancements in evidence-based interventions to both novice and experienced educators who are looking for practical and meaningful strategies for teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
The authors provide step-by-step, field-tested guidelines that connect with Individualized Education Program goals, illustrate how to write a behavior intervention plan, and demonstrate methods for delivering effective interventions, including applied behavior analysis, functional behavior assessment, and positive behavioral supports. This concise handbook features sidebars highlighting major points, vignettes, and summaries, and includes many sample materials, tools, and reproducible forms. Teachers get the "nuts and bolts" on
- Identifying and including students with ASD in the general education classroom
- Organizing the classroom environment, creating space, and managing time
- Promoting independence, communication, and socially appropriate behaviors
- Selecting visual strategies, tools, and curriculum resources
This user-friendly resource presents educators with a solid framework for delivering first-rate services to foster confidence and success for every student with ASD.
"Educators will love this book. It contains the basic principles for creating and supporting a quality learning environment for children with autism. The curriculum resources, assessment tools, and strategies are outstanding. It creates a clear vision of a successful program and guides you step by step on how to achieve that vision."
"This is a valuable book with comprehensive and user-friendly content, both for professionals and parents. The case studies are very realistic and show how collaboration occurs with related services. There are also references given for further reading. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorders and the methods available."
"This is an up-to-date and invaluable resource for those teaching students with autism."
"Offers educators and other stakeholders clearly articulated options for students with autism-related disorders. This is an excellent, practitioner-friendly resource for identifying, applying, and evaluating maximally effective interventions and treatments."
"Ben-Arieh and Miller combine their years of experience and expertise as educators of students with ASD and have created an invaluable guidebook for teachers."
"Ben-Arieh and Miller have written a wonderful book for educators teaching children with autism spectrum disorders. Their classroom experience is evident in this book—the information is useful, practical, and relevant. This book will be an asset to school-based professionals."
I was looking for a book that provided more details about how to implement interventions that increase communication skills. This provides a general overview but no how-to guidelines. FYI for book authors, please provide more resources (activities, ppt templates, videos, etc.) to assist university instructors in educating future autism professionals.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder