ERIC Number: ED461956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Educating Children with Autism.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
The National Research Council formed a Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism and charged the committee with integrating the scientific, theoretical, and policy literature and creating a framework for evaluating the scientific evidence concerning the effects and features of educational interventions for young children with autism. This book is organized according to relationships among issues that, the committee believes, represent the key areas pertaining to educational interventions for young children with autism. Part 1 addresses the general issue of goals for children with autism and their families. Part 2 presents characteristics of effective interventions and educational programs. Chapters 5 through 10 discuss fundamental areas of development and behavior that must be addressed by such programs: communication; social, cognitive, sensory, and motor development; and adaptive and problem behaviors. Chapter 11 analyzes the characteristics of representative instructional strategies, and Chapter 12 analyzes the features of ten model comprehensive programs and approaches to intervention. Part 3 examines the policy and research contexts within which interventions are developed, implemented, and assessed. The final chapter summarizes the committee's findings, presents conclusions, and offers recommendations for choosing educational content and strategies, introducing interaction with other children, and other key topics. (References are provided for each chapter.) (CR)
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Clinical Diagnosis, Cognitive Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Etiology, Evaluation Methods, Family Role, Interdisciplinary Approach, Motor Development, Parent Child Relationship, Program Design, Public Policy, Research Needs, Screening Tests, Social Development, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Produced by the Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.