Simple Strategies That Work!
Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities
Children and youth with high-functioning autism (HFA) and related exceptionalities have great potential. However, all too often their abilities are not realized. Simple Strategies That Work! Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students With Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities provides easy-to-implement ideas and suggestions that teachers can use to help a student with HFA and related needs on the road to success. The book discusses how teachers can adjust the classroom to meet the needs of an individual with HFA while not interfering with normal classroom routines. Not boggled down with jargon, this book includes tables and boxes for quick reference and clear meaning for HFA-related information. Also included is information about what can cause anxiety for the student on the spectrum, how this can lead to decreased academic and social performance, decreased attention to task, and potential increases in behavior problems, and what the teacher can do to assist. With easy-to-implement suggestions, these simple strategies help all kids learn and make a difference in the life of somebody with high-functioning autism.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a consultant with the Ziggurat Group and AAPC President, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 1500 presentations all over the world and written more than 250 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; and collaborated with the National Professional Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who identified evidenced-based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (SCORE) and ASTEP Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.
Diane Adreon, Ed.D, is the Associate Director of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. In addition, Diane has a private autism consulting practice and is the author of Simple Strategies that Work, Special Considerations for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for School Administrators, and the award-winning, Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence. Diane has presented nationally and internationally on high-functioning autism serves on the editorial boards of Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities and Intervention in School Clinic.
, a woman with autism, is a writer, artist, and speaker, who presents nationally on autism. Her unique perspective addresses thought processes, sensory sensitivities, common challenges and support strategies. She serves on the professional advisory board of MAAP Services, Inc., and the Autism Society of Palm Beaches.