Making it a Success
120 pages, 8 x 12
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Release Date:17 May 2005
ISBN:9781843102045
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Making it a Success

Practical Strategies and Worksheets for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Sue Larkey; Foreword by Anthony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Providing easy to follow, proven strategies for common teaching challenges, Making it a Success is a user-friendly resource to help teachers and teaching assistants effectively integrate students with special needs in the classroom.With photocopiable worksheets, creative ideas for activities and teacher notes, Sue Larkey presents effective ways of helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their social skills, reading, writing and maths, play and general behaviour. She provides solutions for dealing with constant questioning in the classroom as well as managing children's special interests and obsessions.Making it a Success introduces strategies that are applicable not only to students with ASD but also to those with a range of special needs and is an essential resource for all those working in integrated classrooms.
'This book provides easy to follow, proven strategies to help teachers and teaching assistants to successfully integrate students with special needs into the classroom. With photocopiable worksheets, creative ideas for activities and teacher notes, Sue Larkey presents effective ways of helping Autism Spectrum Disorder children with their social skills, reading, writing and maths, play and general behaviour. Sue provides solutions for dealing with constant questioning in the classroom as well as managing children's special interests and obsessions. It would be a wonderful resource for all those working in integrated classrooms.'- The Spectrum'Making it a success is a practical, user friendly book that is full of valuable strategies for helping to teach children who have autism in either integrated or specialized settings. In addition to the strategies Larkey includes photocopiable work sheets and ideas for activities to assist in the development of social skills, play, general behaviour and reading, writing and maths. Teachers and teaching assistants new to autism will fall on this book in delight as it explains not only what to do but how to do it in a clear, concise manner. With the ever increasing number of children being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder every school should own this book.'- Autism Association ACT 'This is an interesting and informative book in which the author has set out to produce a book of positive approaches to provide ideas, advice and practical solutions for supporting students with Autism spectrum Disorder (ASD). Sue Larkey has had a varied teaching career having taught students with ASD in primary, secondary and specialist schools. As a result her book reflects both her academic knowledge and intuitive understanding of autism. She has been able to identify those issues most prevalent for ASD pupils within mainstream school and to suggest realistic and practical strategies to develop skills and abilities and to promote inclusion. Her advice is succinct and easily adapted to fit any scenario. I have actually trialled some of the materials from the mathematics chapter and found them to be excellent for students with ADHD and weak numeracy skills as well as for ASD students.'- Support for Learning'Sue Larkey knows the problems associated with inclusion not only from her experience as a teacher herself, but also from her academic knowledge and qualifications and from her intuitive understanding of autism. She has a remarkable ability to identify and briefly explain the difficulties experienced by a child with autism in a regular classroom and to suggest realistic and practical strategies to improve abilities and behaviour. Her advice is succinct and wise. This book is precisely what teachers ask for and need.'- from the Foreword by Tony Attwood
Sue Larkey has taught both as a primary school teacher and as a special education teacher - teaching students with ASD in a mainstream and at a specialist autism school. She combines this practical experience with extensive research, having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education. Sue has spoken at the World Autism Congress and regularly runs workshops on educational strategies for children with ASD.
Foreword by Tony Attwood. Introduction. 1. Successful Strategies for Work Tasks. 2. Successful Strategies for Group Instruction. 3. Successful Strategies for Communication. 4. Successful Strategies for Social Skills. 5. Successful Strategies for English. 6. Successful Strategies for Mathematics. 7. Successful Strategies for Computers. 8. Successful Strategies for Special Interests and Obsessions. 9. Successful Strategies for Play. 10. Successful Strategies for the Playground. 11. Successful Strategies for Sensory Issues. 12. Successful Strategies for Programming and Specific Teaching Strategies. 13. Successful Strategies for Transition. Useful Resources. Index.
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