Learners on the Autism Spectrum
Preparing Highly Qualified Educators and Related Practitioners; Second Edition
Autism Society Award Winner !
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, this book 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.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Kari Dunn Buron,
PhD, taught in K-12 with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years. She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and has done volunteer work specific to autism in Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Tanzania and Ghana. In 2003, 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.
, 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. 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.