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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.


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). 

Pamela Wolfberg, 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.

ISBN: 9781937473945

Reviews (5)

LENEXA, Kansas
June 02 2016
Customer Review: Debbert - This text is very thorough. It is good for students new to the field of autism and those who have worked in the field for a while.
LENEXA, Kansas
June 02 2016
Customer Review: Anna R. - Mandatory purchase for me for my masters class but overall I thought the book was very readable and got to the point quickly when covering concepts. Very informative and good for an introduction to ASD
LENEXA, Kansas
June 02 2016
Customer Review: Santo Joy - I just received my copy of the Second Edition of Learners on the Autism Spectrum. I used the first edition as the text for the Introduction and Overview of ASD course at Hamline University since it was first published. The diversity of contributions from experts in the field represented in the book made it a wonderful introductory text and resource for educators in the field. Th ere are a number of highlights of the second edition I find particularly valuable. The second edition came at the perfect time. Tony Atwood clearly explains the new DSM-V and guides readers through changes from DSM-IV. It is important the editors addressed the topic of Evidence Based Practices in the first chapter, encouraging readers to learn and apply these practices but also challenges readers to recognize limitations. I also especially appreciated the new chapter on Emotional Regulation, a series of skills which are both a struggle for so many of our students and challenge for educators to recognize, define and teach. The authors shed light on the complexity of the issue and provided a variety of strategies to teach critical skills. Thank you I appreciate the work that has gone into updating this valuable resource and will share with others.
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