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ERIC Number: EJ955654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Using Picture Books to Create Peer Awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Inclusive Classroom
Maich, Kimberly; Belcher, E. Christina
Intervention in School and Clinic, v47 n4 p206-213 Mar 2012
Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may exhibit behaviors that can negatively affect peer relationships. A process for raising awareness about this exceptionality to their peers can build a foundation for authentic inclusion in the classroom environment. This article suggests that deliberately planned interventions using picture books to create peer awareness can be implemented through a step-by-step decision-making process. Criteria is provided regarding the process of book choice and related instructional considerations to assist educators in making essential decisions about the implementation of peer awareness for young students with ASD. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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