Research-Based Practical Strategies for Every Teacher In an age of information overload, do you ever wish you could find one resource that would allow you to quickly gain insight into a variety of cutting-edge practices in elementary education? You’re holding it at your fingertips. What Really Works in Elementary Education compiles the advice of experts who not only understand the research behind certain educational practices, but also have experience working in elementary classrooms. Each user-friendly chapter, focused on a topic vital to elementary educators, presents information in a straightforward way to help you learn what works – and what does not work – with students today. Whether you’re a new educator, or just seeking to build new skills, you’ll benefit from • Insight into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment • Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students • Chapters focused on effective methods for teaching within content areas • Practical tips for reaching all learners; including ELLs, students with autism, and gifted students • Useful reproducibles and resources for every topic area Never before has so much valuable information been presented so simply and effectively in one resource. Are you ready to focus on what works best?
Chapter 17: Addressing Autism Spectrum Disorder
Addressing Autism Spectrum Disorder
What Really Works With ASD in the Elementary Classroom
Meeting the Needs of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
You can’t live in America without hearing about the increase in the rate of autism, unless maybe you live in a box or in the woods. Nope. Even if you live there, it’s likely you know that autism cases are skyrocketing. More children are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) than ever before. The Centers for Disease Control (2014) reports that 1 in 68 children is now diagnosed with ASD. Because ASD is five times more common in boys than girls, 1 in 42 eight-year-old boys now meets the criteria for ASD. This astounding figure has ...