Education is an important aspect of the environmental influences on autism, and effective education can have a significant effect on outcome for those on the autism spectrum. This Handbook explores the key concepts, debates and research areas in this dynamic field. Contributions from a wide range of countries and cultures are organised into six key sections: Part 1: Learning Needs and Educational Responses; Part 2: Early Intervention, Education in Core Domains and Family Support; Part 3: School-Based and Academic Education: Access and Support; Part 4: Collaborative Working in Education; Part 5: Education for Life and Barriers to Education; Part 6: Data Collection in Education and Measurement of Progress. The SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education is a definitive resource for researchers, postgraduate students, reflective practitioners and teachers who wish to know and understand current views of the nature of autism, and best practice in educational support.

A Curriculum to Support Students with Autism and Special Talents and Abilities

A Curriculum to Support Students with Autism and Special Talents and Abilities

A Curriculum to support students with autism and special talents and abilities
Trevor Clark

Students on the Autism Spectrum who Display Exceptional Skills

Simon has an extraordinary memory. His family and teachers report that he can recall the exact dates of his haircuts, trips to the supermarket and the cost of grocery items, birthdays of family members and classmates, school excursions, publication dates of his favourite magazines, and visits to his grandparents’ farm. Simon, who is 13 years of age, displayed an early interest in books and was reading words fluently from the age of 2 years. He enjoys reading and completing competition entry forms in magazines and becomes distraught if ...

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