Teaching Adolescents with Autism: Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom
By: Walter G. Kaweski (author)Paperback
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This book offers general education teachers a wide variety of cutting edge, research-tested strategies and tool for supporting middle and secondary students with autism in the classroom while meeting the challenges of each school day. The text blends personal anecdotes with research-based strategies and is filled with hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers with everything from understanding autism and special education policy to becoming an effective team member, supporting students with diverse needs, developing peer friendships, and solving behavior challenges. In addition, the book includes a resource guide that teachers can use to prepare and train instructional assistants to work with students who have autism.
Walt Kaweski is a student teacher supervisor at California State University, Sacramento. With thirty-four years of experience in public education, he has taught a wide variety of subjects and grade levels including high school English, intervention reading and math, history, and instrumental music. Kaweski was awarded the 2007 Teacher of the Year Award by his school district for his work developing a successful inclusion program for students with autism. In partnership with Sacramento State University, he trains teacher candidates pursuing the special education credential. He has presented at local, state and national conferences on topics concerning inclusion support and friendship development for students with autism. Kaweski earned his Master of Arts in Special Education from Sacramento State University. He is a certified Moderate-Severe Special Education Specialist and Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development Specialist.
Foreword Preface Acknowledgements About the Author Introduction 1. Understanding Autism 2. Understanding Inclusive Education 3. Promoting Positive Behavior 4. Communication 5. Friendship and Belonging 6. Understanding Support: Successful Strategies for Supporting Diverse Learning Needs 7. Classroom Instruction: Effective Strategies for Whole Group Instruction 8. Organization Resources Special Education Support Resources Inclusion Support Resource Behavior Support Resources Instructional Assistant Support Guide References Index
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