Improving Social Behaviors in the Classroom

improving-socialImproving Social Behaviors in the Classroom by Stephanny Freeman, Ph.D.; Gazi Begum, M.A.; Kristen Hayashida, M.ED.; Tanya Paparella, Ph.D

XED Freem 2011

This book provides detailed day-by-day lessons to be incorporated into the regular school day. The intent is to provide teachers with a developmentally appropriate sequence of basic social skills by breaking each skill into its component parts
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Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook

complete-learningComplete Learning Disabilities Handbook by Joan M. Harwell

XED Harwe 2001

You’ll find diagnostic tools and remediation techniques for all types of learning disabilities specific interventions for specific problems strategies for building academic skills in all basic content areas and ways to improve motivation, participation, and self-esteem in even the most reluctant learner.

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Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Visual SupportsVisual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Haubler
(XED Berna 2011)
With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

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Teach Me With Pictures

Teach me with picsTeach Me With Pictures by Simone Griffin, Ruth Harris, and Linda Hodgdon

(XED Griff 2013)

This book provides fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. The book describes how picture scripts can help facilitate play and learning and provides 40 photocopiable scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, using construction toys, imaginative play, arts and crafts, and social games.

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Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn: Getting to Go!

practical solutions for stabilizing students with classic autism to be ready to learnPractical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn: Getting to Go! by Judy Endow, MSW.

(XED Endow 2011)

As students become better regulated and more able to communicate effectively, extreme behaviors decrease, sometimes subsiding altogether. While a functional behavior analysis (FBA) is usually the starting place for students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA) who are engaging in behaviors that do not serve them well, if used as the starting place for students with classic autism, an FBA has variable results, most often leaving us with the feeling that we are not making significant progress. Getting to Go! is unique in distinguishing this difference and recognizing the importance of first offering stabilization strategies that afford students a better regulated body, which often enables students with classic autism to increase their time in school, most of them working up to full-day participation. This simple-to-use book focuses on two major areas of stabilization found critical for students on the autism spectrum, sensory regulation and visual supports. With proper use of these strategies, the student with classic autism can get to GO! – that is, feeling regulated and supported. Once on GO!, the strategies that are helpful for students with AS/HF can be employed to maintain optimal game play throughout the day.

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Technology Tools for Students with Autism

technology tools for students with autismTechnology Tools for Students with Autism by Katharina Boser Ph.D.

(XED Boser 2014)

Technology holds great promise for helping students with autism learn, communicate, and function effectively in the modern world. Start leveraging that power today with this forward-thinking book, your in-depth guided tour of technologies that support learners with autism and help them fully participate in their classroom and community. You’ll learn about readily available technologies you can use right now-from apps to video modeling-and explore next-wave innovations that will help shape the future of autism intervention, such as therapeutic robots and advanced virtual reality technologies. You’ll also get critical guidance on how to select the appropriate technology for your needs, weave technology into a universal design for learning framework, and conduct effective professional development so teachers make the most of new tools and strategies. This book provides an assortment of different technologies which aid students’ learning in different ways. Also included, are benefits of technologies.

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Teaching Students with Classic Autism Functional Social Skills: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment & Evidence Based Practices

teaching students with classic autismTeaching Students with Classic Autism Functional Social Skills: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment & Evidence Based Practices by Susan J. Sheridan.

(XED Sheri 2013)

This highly practical book guides teachers and other practitioners in developing and implementing comprehensive social skills programs for individuals with classic autism. This program was developed specifically for students with classic features of autism, who tend to learn best by participating in activities they find interesting, engaging, and part of their daily lives. As a result, the social skills are embedded in motivating lessons in real-life social situations, involving such things as learning to do something nice for others, working on a classroom project, or waiting in a cafeteria line. To make this well-crafted functional social skills curriculum even more relevant, it includes a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use assessment tool tied to IEP development using evidence-based practices.

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Los Trastornos Del Espectro De Autismo De la A a la Z

originalLos Trastornos Del Espectro De Autismo De la A a la Z by Barbara T. Doyle, M.S., & Emily Doyle Iland, B.A.

XAB Doyle 2005 spanish

Traducido por una de las autoras del exitoso libro Autism Spectrum Disorders From A to Z éste es el mejor libro tan extensivo y detallado de salir del tema en español. Presenta la perspectiva combinada de dos hermanas con 50 años de experiencia entre ellas, una la madre de un joven con un Trastorno del Espectro de Autismo y abogado educacional, y la otra un profesional de educación especial para más que 32 años. Está lleno de toda la información y recursos que los padres necesitan saber y tener para ayudar a sus hijos. Contiene muchas sugerencias de cómo los padres y los profesionales pueden trabajar juntos para lograr la vida más exitosa posible para las personas con los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo. Con más que 500 páginas, explica todos los temas importantes en lenguaje que se puede entender fácilmente y presentan muchos ejemplos.

Ofrecen pasos prácticos y estrategias de cómo colaborar para ayudar a una persona con un Trastorno del Espectro de Autismo (TEA), de cualquier edad durante toda la vida. Entender a las características y las definiciones de los TEA Cómo mejorar el proceso de la evaluación y el diagnóstico El impacto del diagnóstico a la familia y otros Los apoyos que las familias necesitan y cómo conseguirlos Lo que los profesionales pueden hacer para ayudar a las familias Cómo escoger los metas del plan individuo en todas las áreas del funcionamiento Cómo explicar sobre TEA a la persona misma, a la familia y otros que necesitan saber Las causas posibles de los TEA y una explicación de varios curas o tratamientos

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Practical Mathematics for Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

practical mathematicsPractical Mathematics for Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays by Jo Adkins.

XED Adkin 2012

The authors emphasize the importance of incorporating a child’s special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts. Topics covered include: colors, shapes, categories, numerals, sequencing, addition and subtraction and using money, and the book includes worksheets and activities for incorporating mathematics into daily living skills. This is an essential resource for teachers, teaching assistants and parents who wish to develop mathematics skills in children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.

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Mikey

MikeyMikey by Mindee Pinto and Judy Cohen.

XBC Pinto 2013

In this book, Mikey explains how a young child with autism sees, hears, and feels the world around him in his school environment. Mikey is not just intended for educators; although, all teachers should read it to their classes. It is intended to educate adults as well as young children to increase their awareness and understanding of the child with autism. This book, and others to follow, was inspired by my vast experiences as a teacher working with children with autism.

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All About the Number

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This visual support is an interactive poster board that can be used to help individuals learn numbers.  It is typically used with numbers 1 through 20.  Facilitators use this board by selecting a number of focus.  They then explore the number with the individuals they are teaching by spelling it, counting it out, and figuring out the numbers that come before and after it.

The Role of An Educational Assistant

The Role of An Educational Assistant

(XED Genev 2008).

This DVD offers practical strategies and insights for Educational Assistants. 19 minutes.

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The STAR Program

the star programThe STAR Program  by Joel R. Arick, Lauren Loos, Ruth Falco, and David A King.

(XED Arick 2004)

Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research (STAR).

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I Get It!

i get itI Get It!  by Audra Jensen, M.Ed., BCBA.

(XSS Jense 2011)

The author illuminates the synergistic relationship between social thinking and reading comprehension. Pp. 143.

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Visual Support for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Visual Support for ChildrenVisual Support for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders by Vera Bernard-Opitz.

(XED Berna 2011)

With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

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My New School: A Workbook to Help Students Transitin to a New School

my new schoolMy New School: A Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School  by Melissa L. Trautman.

(XED Traut 2010)

The book takes an honest approach by first acknowledging the difficulty of moving to a new school and then giving students tools to make the transition easier. Through hands-on activities like checklists and to-do lists, Trautman has empowered students to reduce the fear they associate with transferring to a new school.

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