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Everything you need to know to educate students with autism

Every 20 minutes, another child is diagnosed with autism. Are you ready to meet this growing educational challenge? This authoritative guide for practitioners—early interventionists, teachers, school counselors and psychologists—provides practical strategies for addressing the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Drawing on current research and evidence-based practice, the authors discuss the causes of autism and present methods for educating children and assisting their families in supporting the educational process. Each chapter focuses on a critical issue and offers solutions, including: Improving communication, social, generalization and self-management skills; Designing instruction, intervention, and assessment; Including families in developing goals and interventions; Using students' special interests to deliver instruction; Understanding and preventing challenging behavior; Evaluating practices to promote successful outcomes for students, families and practitioners

Included are forms, charts, and activities to help practitioners and families fulfill learning programs. Educating Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders will give you insight and tools to make a difference in the learning and lives of students with autism spectrum disorders.

Writing Effective Educational Goals
Writing effective educational goals
Dylan S.Carelli and Erin E.Barton, University of Colorado Denver

Setting appropriate and meaningful goals is a critical component of successful intervention. In fact, having functional, well-written goals are an essential component of intervention plans. The success of an intervention plan starts with an individualized, well-written goal. Effective goals are developed by a team including parents and providers. In this chapter, we describe the goal setting team and strategies for gathering information to then create meaningful goals based on the child's strengths and needs. The ...

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