Simple Strategies That Work!
Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities
Children and youth with Asperger';s Syndrome, high-functioning autism (HFA), and pervasive developmental disorders-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and related exceptionalities have great potential. However, all too often their abilities are not realized. Simple Strategies that Work!
provides ideas and suggestions that teachers can use to help a student with Asperger's and other related conditions, which are now classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder, on the road to success. The book discusses problems that arise in the classroom and how teachers can adjust the classroom to accommodate, 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 Asperger's and ASD-related information. Also included is information about what can cause anxiety for the AS/HFA student, 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.
This book is one of many designed to help teachers more effectively assist students with Asperger's, now known as autism spectrum disorder. With easy-to-implement suggestions, this book can help you make a difference in the life of somebody with Asperger's, which is classified under autism spectrum disorder.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Brenda Smith Myles
, PhD, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group, 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 1000 presentations all over the world and written more than 200 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; was on the National Institute of Mental Health's Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee's Strategic Planning Consortium; 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 disorders and served as Project Director for the Texas Autism Resource Guide for Teachers (TARGET). 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.
EdD, is associate director of the University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism Related Disabilities. Diane has presented nationally and internationally on high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome and serves on the editorial boards of Focus on Autism Developmental Disorders and Intervention in School Clinic.
, a woman with autism, is a writer, artist, and speaker, who presents nationally on autism/Asperger Syndrome. 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.