A growing number of students with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) are educated in general education settings. To support them effectively and maximize their learning potential, it is essential that all school staff fully understand their needs. This complete training package demonstrates the value of using self-evaluation tools to improve services, and includes:Guidance on delivering professional development to ensure inclusive practices schoolwideActivities and case studies to facilitate discussion Discussions of issues related to School Access Plans and the Disability Equality DutyAdvice on useful resources, literature, and Web sitesA CD-ROM with PowerPoint slides Teachers, SENCOs, and management staff in primary and secondary schools will find this an essential training resource.

Intervention Programmes – TEACCH, PECS and Social Stories

Intervention programmes – TEACCH, PECS and social stories

This section considers how to navigate the vast amount of information there is now available to parents and professionals on effective approaches to supporting those individuals with ASDs, and looks in detail at three of the most widely used approaches.

Professionals and parents face an overwhelming amount of information when looking for effective approaches for children with ASDs. Parents in particular can be very vulnerable to information contained in articles in the media, claiming the latest cure or therapeutic intervention. Teachers too will often come across information via professional media and on training courses. They also experience parents who visit school with information maybe downloaded from the Internet and a strong ...

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