Teaching Children with High-Level Autism combines the perspectives of families and children with disabilities and frames these personal experiences in the context of evidence-based practice, providing pre- and in-service teachers and professionals with vital information on how they can help children with high-level autism reach their full potential. Many children with high-level autism are capable of regulating their behaviors given the right interventions, and this cutting edge text explores multiple methods for helping such children succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally. The book:
* draws from interviews with twenty families who have middle- and high-school-aged children
with high functioning autism or Aspergers syndrome;
* presents a synthesis of the most cutting-edge research in the field;
* provides practical advice for educating children with high-level autism;
* is authored by two special education professors who are also both the parents of children with
Teaching Children with High-Level Autism is essential reading for anyone who works or plans to work with children on the upper range of the autism spectrum.
Pamela LePage is a Professor in special education at San Francisco State University. She is also the parent of a 15 year-old child with autism, and is one of the founders of the Autism Social Connection, a grassroots community-based program that provides integrated socialization programs for children and adults with autism and their families and friends. Susan Courey is an Associate Professor in special education at San Francisco State University. She is also the parent of a child with Tourette syndrome and a child with Attention Deficit Disorder and a learning disability in mathematics.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Autism Basics, Prevalence and Causes Chapter 3 Characteristics of children with autism Chapter 4 Profiles of families Chapter 5 Cognition and Information Processing Chapter 6 Socialization Chapter 7 Evidence-Based Practices: Looking at Research Critically Chapter 8 Teaching Methods from Autism's Past Chapter 9 Diagnoses, Early Intervention and Preschool Chapter 10 Elementary School Chapter 11 Middle School Chapter 12 High School Chapter 13 Teaching Strategies-NOS (not otherwise specified) Chapter 14 Behavior and Classroom Management Chapter 15 Working with Parents Chapter 16 Conclusion