Working with Asperger syndrome in the classroom : an insider's guide
- Ansell, Gill D.
- London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011.
- Physical description
- 175 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
LC4717 .A57 2011
- Unknown LC4717 .A57 2011
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface.-- Part 1: What Is Asperger Syndrome? Introduction: Working with Asperger minds.-- 1. Austistic Spectrum Disorders.-- 2. Understanding Asperger Syndrome.-- 3. Literal Thinking.-- Part 2: Working With An Individual With Asperger Syndrome.-- 4. The Beginning.-- 5. Individual Work Stations/Bays.-- 6. Behaviour Management Sessions.-- 7. Small Group Work - Working One to One.-- 8. Breaktimes/Lunchtimes.-- 9. Restraints.-- 10. Role Play and Puppets.-- 11. Worksheets and Word Searches.-- 13. Acronyms.-- Part 3: Dealing With Feelings.-- 14. Anxieties.-- 15. Exercise.-- 16. Emotions - The Feelings Book. Ideas for Visual Learners.-- 17. Visual Learners.-- 18. Oops! Cards.-- 19. Strategy Book.-- 20. Cards and Rewards.-- 21. Sand and Egg Timers.-- 22. The Home/School Diary.-- 23. The Good Book.-- 24. Visual Conversations. Assessing Children With Asperger Syndrome.-- 25. Record Keeping.-- 26. Graphs. Everything Else You Need To Know.-- 27. Choices and Standing Your Ground.-- 28. Bullying.-- 29. The Translator.-- 30. Finding Solutions.-- 31. Keeping Sane - Seeing the Glass Half Full.-- 32. Jake.-- 33. Snippets for Learning.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Understanding Asperger Syndrome can be a real challenge, more so than ever for busy teachers and teaching assistants who simply don't have the time to plough through the wealth of complicated literature available on the subject. This accessible, short and snappy guide to the basics will provide anyone working in an inclusive classroom with everything they need to know to make their job easier, and to make a real difference to any AS student in their care. The book consists of practical advice, and begins by looking at how children with AS operate and the implications this has for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in potentially stressful situations is also included, and the concise chapters are ideal for busy TAs to dip into as and when they are in need of inspiration. This book will be an invaluable resource for any teacher or teaching assistant working with Asperger Syndrome.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Gill D. Ansell.