ERIC Number: ED496941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom: Advice and Strategies for Teachers
Betts, Stacey W.; Betts, Dion E.; Gerber-Eckard, Lisa N.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This book offers support and practical techniques for teachers who work with children with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Based on the successful experiences of classroom teachers, and written from a teacher's perspective, this book provides creative and easy-to-apply strategies that support and encourage AS students in the mainstream classroom, from organization and time management techniques to framing classroom instructions to make lessons more accessible for children with AS. The authors' straightforward, practical advice relates to every part of the school day and includes advice for teaching specific subject areas. They give tips on helping students navigate the school environment, how to handle social situations like lunch and breaks, and what to do during unstructured periods. This book is essential reading for teachers and school staff who want to fully include AS students in the classroom. Following a foreword by Peter Riffle and an introduction, this book is divided into the following chapters: (1) "Doing" School; (2) Academic Subjects; (3) Special Subjects; (4) Other Periods in the School Day; and (5) Social and Emotional Concerns. After a conclusion, appendixes present: (1) Daily Homework Checklist; (2) How to Help Your Classmate--Peer Helper Handout; and (3) Student Information Form. A list of references; and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Time Management, Peer Counseling, Asperger Syndrome, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Development, Social Development, Peer Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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