Lifelong learning for students with ASD. Current estimates are that one out of 88 children will be diagnosed with one form of autism. Planning a curriculum that includes all students, including those with ASD can be a challenging task but well worth the effort needed to design appropriate instructional activities. This book identifies strategies that highlight students' skills, interests and abilities through collaborative practices, environmental design and assistive technologies. Written by contributors with extensive experience in developing inclusive programming for students with ASD, Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders is ideal for physical education and adapted physical education courses across all school age groups curriculum.
Michelle Grenier is an associate professor and coordinator of the physical education/adapted physical education programme at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. She has substantial experience in researching, teaching and presenting on inclusion and autism spectrum disorders.
Part I. Developing Instruction for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders; Chapter 1. Understanding Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders; Chapter 2. Autism Spectrum Disorders From the Family Perspective; Chapter 3. Accessing the Curriculum Through the Inclusion Spectrum; Chapter 4. Proactive Strategies for Inclusion; Chapter 5. Reducing Stress to Optimize Learning; Chapter 6. Assessment and the IEP Process; Part II. Individual, Small Group, and Game Activities; Chapter 7. Individualized Games and Activities; Chapter 8. Group Games and Activities.