ERIC Number: ED512321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Reference Count: 0
High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in Schools: Assessment and Intervention. Practical Intervention in the Schools Series
Sansosti, Frank J.; Powell-Smith, Kelly A.; Cowan, Richard J.
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. Contents of this book include: (1) Introduction: What Is High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome?; (2) Areas of Impairment; (3) Consultation and Collaboration Efforts; (4) Conducting a Comprehensive Assessment; (5) Improving Academic Skills; (6) Providing Behavioral Supports; (7) Enhancing Social Skills; (8) Using the Individualized Education Program as a Vehicle for Problem-Solving Service Delivery; and (9) Collecting Data, Evaluating Outcomes, and Ensuring Success. Appendix: Reproducible Forms is also included.
Descriptors: Intervention, Individualized Education Programs, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Cooperation, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Best Practices, Diagnostic Tests, Data Collection, Student Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Academic Achievement, Reprography, Instructional Materials, Worksheets
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
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