Learners on the Autism Spectrum
Preparing Highly Qualified Educators and Related Practitioners; Second Edition
Autism Society Literary Award Winner!
This popular resource has been updated and expanded! The second edition of this highly popular textbook has been updated and expanded with focus on perspectives of evidence-based practice, as well as advancements in the field of ASD. In an effort to help spread autism awareness, Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators and Related Practitioners has highlighted the new directions of research, training, and practice that are essential to enhancing one's understanding of the ever-changing field. This much-anticipated second edition also includes a new chapter on emotional regulation, highlighting the neuroscience, instruction, visual supports, and supports for self-management, amongst other topics in this area. With fresh, new perspectives, educators and caregivers are sure to get the information they need to increase autism awareness. Foreword by Carol Gray.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Kari Dunn Buron, MS, taught in K-12 with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years. She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and has done volunteer autism-specific work specific in Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Tanzania and Ghana. Kari received a Self-designed Bush Leadership Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing and working internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the area of social cognition, education and autism with a focus on challenging behaviors.
Kari is also the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale, and the author of When My Worries Get Too Big!and A "5" is Against the Law! (Autism Society America Literary Award Winner). She is the co-editor of a textbook for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (Autism Society America Literary Award Winner) and is the creator of an original social skills magazine designed for students with high-functioning autism called The Social Times (Gold Winner, National Parenting Publications Award and Gold Medal Winner, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards). Kari's book, Adalyn's Claire, talks about the benefits of therapy animals for children with autism and other social challenges (NAPPA Award Winner and Mom's Choice Award Winner).
, PhD, is associate professor of special education and director of the Autism Spectrum Graduate Program at San Francisco State University. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, with SFSU. She has more than 20 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and practitioner devoted to diverse learners on the autism spectrum. As originator of the Integrated Play Groups Model and found of the Autism Institute on Peer Socialization and Play, she leads research, training, and development efforts to establish peer socialization programs worldwide. She currently serves as associate editor for Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice and as director of Project Mosiac: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators to Meet the Unique Needs of Students with Autism in Diverse Settings. Pamela is the recipient of several distinguished awards for her scholarship, research and service to the community.