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Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome


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Foreword - Stephen Shore Acknowledgments About the Author About the Contributors Introduction: Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome Social and Communication Characteristics Behavioral and Emotional Characteristics Intellectual and Cognitive Characteristics Academic Characteristics Sensory Characteristics Motor Characteristics Conclusion 1. Adaptations for Success in General Education Settings - Jill Hudson Behavior Expectations Consistency and Clear Communication of Expectations Expectations in Practice Summary 2. Environmental Modification - Anastasia Hubbard Learn About the Student With AS The School Environment Visual Supports Organizational Strategies Summary 3. Academic Modifications - Anastasia Hubbard Predictability and Handwriting Stages of the Learning Process Summary 4. Emotional and Behavioral Supports - Diane Adreon Functional Assessment The Cycle of Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns Summary 5. Social Skills Supports Hidden Curriculum Social Skills Supports Summary 6. Assistive Technology Supports - Sean J. Smith, Mariangeles Murphy-Herd, Daniel Alvarado, and Nancy Glennon Assistive Technology Definition Framework for Assistive Technology Selection Assistive Technology Solutions Technology Solutions Summary 7. Making Each Year Successful: Issues in Transition - Ronda Schelvan, Terri Cooper Swanson, and Sheila M. Smith Transitioning Between Activities and Environments Transition to Adulthood Summary References Index

About the Author

Brenda Smith Myles is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, where she codirects a graduate program in Asperger syndrome and autism. She has written numerous articles and books, including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success, the winner of the Autism Society of America's outstanding literary work in 2002. Dr. Myles is on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and MAAP Services, Inc.


"This comprehensive, thoughtful, and clearly written book provides helpful strategies for educational professionals to teach children and youth with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Every teacher interested in AS will want to read this book." -- Susan Moreno, President

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