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 Transition 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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Setting up Classroom Spaces That Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Setting Up ClassroomSetting up Classroom Spaces That Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders by Susan Kabot and Christine Reeve.

(XED Kubot 2010)

This book shows through clear and brief text and lots of photos how to determine what type of furniture and materials to choose for various types of classrooms and how to arrange them in a way that creates an effective learning environment while reducing anxiety and preventing problem behaviors.

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Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

life skills activitiesLife Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs by Darlene Mannix.

(XED Manni 2009)

Ready-to-use lessons for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs. This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of more than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needs build the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeed in everyday life.

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I Read It, but I Don’t Get It

I read it but i dont get itI Read It, but I Don’t Get It  by Chris Tovani.

(XED Tovan 2000)

This book is a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. Pp. 140.

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Evidence-Based Practice and Autism in the Schools

Evidence-Based Practice and Autism in the Schools  by the National Autism Center.

(XED NAC 2009)

A guide to providing appropriate interventions to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum

drawing a blankDrawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum  by Emily Iland, MA.

(XED Iland 2011)

Using a clearly stated and well-organized approach, this practical resource provides educational professionals and parents with the tools to improve comprehension for good decoders who have reading comprehension difficulties, as well as readers who struggle with both decoding and comprehension. In keeping with current standards, the book emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based and promising practices based on thorough assessment of student’s needs. Pp. 275.

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Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Quality Literacy InstructionQuality Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders  Edited by Christina Carnahan, Ed.D and Pamela Williamson, Ph.D.

(XED Carna 2010)

This book is designed to help emergent readers become proficient readers with a particular focus on how the unique characteristics of learners with autism spectrum disorders interact with the development of literacy.

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Literacy Enhancement Strategies: Enriching the Oral and Written Communication of Upper Elementary, Middle and High School Students with High Functioning Autism

Literacy Enhancement StrategiesLiteracy Enhancement Strategies: Enriching the Oral and Written Communication of Upper Elementary, Middle and High School Students with High Functioning Autism  by Thomas Daly.

(XED Daly 2010)

This book is for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students who are at or near grade level on the Autism Spectrum.  It covers topics like listening, comprehension writing, and talking.  Literacy Enhancement Strategies also includes a parent letter at the beginning of each chapter and teacher directions and discussion topics. Pp. 157.

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Practical Ideas that Really Work for Students with Asperger Syndrome

Practical IdeasPractical Ideas that Really Work for Students with Asperger Syndrome  by Kathleen McConnell.

(XED McCon 2005)

This book includes 40 classroom strategies accompanied by worksheets, lists, and visual aids. Pp. 181.

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How to Do Homework without Throwing Up

How to Do homeworkHow to Do Homework without Throwing Up  by Trevor Romain.

(XED Romai 1997)

Designed to make kids laugh while recognizing the importance of school assignments, this book is for parents and educators to share with those kids who hate homework. (Pp.67)

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Just Give Him the Whale! 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism

Just Give Him the WhaleJust Give Him The Whale!: 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism  By Paula Kluth.

(XED Kluth 2008)

When learners with autism have deep, consuming fascinations—trains, triangles, basketballs, whales—teachers often wonder what to do. This concise, highly practical guidebook gives educators across grade levels a powerful new way to think about students’ “obsessions”: as positive teaching tools that calm, motivate, and improve learning. Pp.160.

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Facilitating the Classroom Learning of Students with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

learningFacilitating the Classroom Learning of Students with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

(XED Morri 2008)

Effective strategies are critical to the achievement of elementary-age students with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism. In this video training program, teachers in inclusive classrooms demonstrate practical, innovative ways to successfully strengthen the engagement and learning of students on the autism spectrum.

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Pics for Pecs

Pics for PPics for Pecsecs:

(XCM Pyram 2008)

This 2008 CD contains all of the pictures from 2002 through 2007 PLUS nearly 200 new pictures for a grand total of nearly 1600 pictures

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Autism & PDD: Yes/ No Questions 5 Book Set.

Autism and PDDAutism & PDD: Yes/ No Questions 5 Book Set.

(XED Respe 2004)

This books star the loveable Buddy Bear in interactive, multisensory situations. Students listen as you read a simple sentence that describes the picture followed by a yes/no question and the answer. Students respond to each question by finding the correct vinyl-cling sticker to complete the picture. Students reluctant to talk will be motivated to answer the questions aloud and build expressive language skills.

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Asperger Syndrome-Practical Strategies for the Classroom; A teacher’s Guide.

asperger syndrome practicalAsperger Syndrome- Practical Strategies for the Classroom; A teacher’s Guide.

(XED Leise 1998)

This guide outlines the nature of the difficulties underlying AS, explains how they may give rise to problems in school and provides practical management suggestions. With a major focus on “making sense” of the difficulties encountered by persons with AS, common behaviors are discussed under the categories of “making sense of it” and “things to try”, making for a very practical approach. Pp.60.

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