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Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom


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A Note on the Book. Foreword by Peter Riffle. Introduction. 1. "Doing" School. 2. Academic Subjects. 3. Special Subjects. 4. Other Periods in the School Day. 5. Social and Emotional Concerns. Conclusion. Appendix A: Daily Homework Checklist. Appendix B: How to Help Your Classmate - Peer Helper Handout. Appendix C: Student Information Form. References. Index.

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A teacher's perspective on including children with AS in the mainstream classroom

About the Author

Stacey W. Betts is an attorney and assists families with children with disabilities. Dion E. Betts, Ed.D., is Assistant to the Superintendent for Instructional Support at South Western School District in Hanover, PA. Dion and Stacey are the authors of Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Dion is co-author of Homespun Remedies: Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Stacey and Dion live in Lancaster, PA with their five children, one of whom has AS. Lisa N. Gerber-Eckard is a Special Education Support Teacher for the South Western School District in Hanover. She provides teacher training and is a key member of the district PDD/Autism team. Lisa lives with her husband and two children in York County, PA.


A goldmine of practical strategies that will be of benefit to teachers with or without experience. This is an extremely readable book which is packed full of practical advice, strategies and opportunities for reflection on managing young people's lives at school, with down to earth text covering such areas as curriculum, transport, discipline, unstructured time and much more. The book enables an individual and whole school approach to facilitate inclusion with an emphasis on learning. -- Elaine Colquhoun, President, NASEN
Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom offers support and practical techniques for teachers who work with children with Aspeger Syndrome (AS). Based on the successful experiences of classroom teachers', and written from a teacher's perspective, this book provides creative and easy-to-apply strategies that support and encourage AS students in the mainstream classroom, from organisation and time management techniques to framing classroom to make lessons more accessible for children with AS. This book is essential reading for teachers and school staff who want to fully include AS students in the classroom. -- Ask Ace
Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom: Advice and Strategies for Teachers will become a 'security blanket' for teachers first experiencing Asperger Syndrome in their classroom. This book is a common-sense approach to working with these children. The book discusses adaptations in the classroom, teaching of academic subjects, special subject classes, unstructured school time, and social and emotional concerns of children with Asperger Syndrome. Teachers who read this book will now say, 'I'm getting a child with Asperger Syndrome; let's work together and make this a positive experience for everyone.'" -- from the Foreword by Peter W. Riffle, 2005 National Veterans of Foreign Wars Citizenship and Education Teacher of the Year 2000 Disney American Teacher Award Special Education Honoree

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