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.
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
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.
Customer Review: Elizabeth -
I love this textbook. It teaches practical knowledge in an easy to read format. It gives tips at the end of each chapter and practical application. It also gives a case study in each chapter. I'm glad I purchase this book. Great reference to have on hand.
Customer Review: Debra N Peters -
This book as well as the previous edition is one of two main textbooks required for obtaining an certificate and license in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. Chapters from this book, fit the philosophy and rigor of 6 different courses. Not only is it designed for university students, it is an invaluable resource for those in the field as well as parents of individuals with ASD. The fact that chapters are written by individuals with direct experience as well as those with ASD, makes it a relevant and invaluable resource. The added chapters in the second edition bring in evidence based practices in a meaningful way. A chapter on emotional regulation provides students, practitioners and parents with key information and strategies to support individuals with these skill deficits. Finally an additional chapter on how to use an individual's special interests in the classroom might be the "Golden Key" to success for many individuals and may result in positive change in so many areas. Our student rave about the information, case studies and insight this textbook brings to their studies. It truly helps us to celebrate the gifts and support the challenges that individuals on the spectrum live with each and everyday in schools, homes and their communities.