The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults
Don't hide the hidden curriculum from people with ASD! The hidden curriculum includes: unwritten rules, metaphors and idioms, jokes and riddles, and assumptions and expectations -- information that is typically hidden from individuals with ASD. The hidden curriculum is made simple in the revised and expanded edition of this popular book, The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults. This book provides hundreds of hidden curriculum items and a series of instructional strategies that can be used to teach the hidden curriculum. Instructional aids include charts, forms, and templates designed to make the job of teaching and learning the hidden curriculum more effective. Foreword by Michelle Garcia Winner.
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. 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.
Melissa L. Trautman,
MsEd, is a special education teacher with several years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders. In addition, to co-authoring The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults, s
he is the author of My New School: A Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School
and co-author of the 2011 One-a-Day Hidden Curriculum Calendar for Children
Ronda L. Schelvan,
MsEd, has worked for more than 30 years in the field of special education, including extensive experience working/supporting students and families with special needs. She has presented and consulted nationally and internationally. In addition to serving as co-chair of Southwest Washington’s Autism Consulting Cadre for 10 years, Ronda collaborated on the Autism Guidebook for Washington State. She has served as past president of the Southwest Washington Chapter of the Autism Society of Washington. Ronda also teaches classes and serves as a mentor for the Autism Outreach Project of Washington. Currently, she teaches for the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, Washington.