How to Make School Make Sense
128 pages, 6 x 9
Paperback
Release Date:15 Aug 2008
ISBN:9781843106647
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How to Make School Make Sense

A Parents' Guide to Helping the Child with Asperger Syndrome

By Kate Mahon; Foreword by Anthony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Every child's education relies on a partnership between parents, professionals and, of course, the child. This book gives parents of children with Asperger syndrome (AS) practical advice on how to make the most of this important partnership and work with schools to ensure their child's needs are being met.The book explores how parents can prepare their child for school life and how they can work with teachers to improve the classroom environment, as well as the school environment as a whole, for their child and consequently for the benefit of all pupils. Strategies include peer education, the use of visual cues and rules and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff.This clear, accessible book will be an invaluable guide for parents of children with AS and will also be of interest to the teachers and educational professionals who work with them.
'I just wish this book had been around when my son with AS was at school. I can only hope that all teachers support sraff and most importantly parents will read this and be able to support their child in the most effective way possible.'- Asperger East Anglia Newsletter'For a child with AS school can present itself as an overwhelming mess of bright colours and loud sounds and the inclusive classroom it isn't always just the child with AS that is overhelmed. Balancing the needs of Children with AS and their neurotypical classmates can prove to be a daunting task for teachers.'- BILD Information Service'This clear, accessible book will be an invaluable guide for parents of children with AS and will also be of interest to the teachers and educational professionals who work with them.'- Autism AS'The success of every child's education depends on a good partnership between home and school. This book explains how to build this partnership and make it work.'- Communication'This easy to read and practical book will be an invaluable guide for parents of children with AS and will also be of interest to the teachers and ecucational professionals who work with them.'- Australian Journal of Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities
Clare Lawrence is a teacher and mother of two children, one of whom has Asperger syndrome. Clare is a graduate of Oxford, York, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Birmingham universities. She has a University Certificate in autism spectrum disorders and a post-graduate certificate in Asperger syndrome. For the last four years, she has been working closely with schools and exploring practical solutions on how to make school make sense for children with Asperger syndrome.
1. Where Do We Start? What You Can Do as a Parent by Yourself. 2. Help to Look for Within the Classroom. 3. Whole School Solutions. 4. What Do We Want from Education? 5. What to Do When Things Go Wrong? References. Index.
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