Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Our lives are full of problems -- small and large -- from knowing how to find pencil to understanding what to do if you are bullied. Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty coming up with effective ways to solve problems. But if you know how to solve problems, life is much easier! Successful Problem-Solving for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders teaches children how to use a simple rubric to solve problems in the classroom, home, and community. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Kerry Mataya, MSEd, is the founder of Autism Asperger Syndrome Consulting Group, LLC, and Asperger Connection, Inc. In the Alabama area, she has provided 10+ years of educational consulting, after-school social groups, and summer camps, including overnight camp, drama camp, sports camp, and play-with-me camp. She received her master's degree from the University of Kansas with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorder. In addition to writing Successful Problem-Solving for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Kerry has authored the ground breaking, Talk with Me: A Step-by-Step Conversation Framework for Teaching Conversational Balance and Fluency for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Penney Patterson Owens, MEd, BCBA, works as a behavioral and educational consultant. She has taught in the classroom as a special education teacher and is now working to educate teachers, parents, and students about positive behavior support and behavior analysis. Penney received her master's degree from Vanderbilt University in early childhood special education. Her thesis and previous research explored receptive and expressive language interventions with children with autism. She works both in and out of the classroom to provide students with comprehensive interventions between home and school.