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I Hate to Write! Tips for Helping Students with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders Increase Achievement, Meet Academic Standards, and Become Happy, Successful Writers

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I Hate to Write! Tips for Helping Students with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders Increase Achievement, Meet Academic Standards, and Become Happy, Successful Writers

By Cheryl Boucher, Kathy Oehler, Msed Cheryl Boucher, MS CCC-Slp Oehler, Kathy

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Format: Paperback, 186 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 15 April 2013
The writing process requires a high level of coordination between various parts of the brain. In individuals with an autism spectrum disorder, the areas of the brain do not communicate effectively with each other, leading to great difficulty coordinating all the skills needed for writing. As a result, many students HATE TO WRITE! Written in a format that appeals to readers-brief, practical and to the point-this aptly named book focuses on the four areas of writing that are most problematic for students with ASD: language, organization, sensory and visual-motor skills organized under topics such as Getting Started, Knowing What to Write, Getting Stuck, Misunderstanding the Directions, and many more. Take it and use it worksheets make the task of teaching writing easy and fun. What's more, it is aligned with the National Common Core Standards. Strategies are appropriate for students K-12 and beyond.

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Cheryl Boucher, MS, OTR, has worked for the last 18 years as a school-based occupational therapist in a large Indianapolis school district. In her role as an OTR, she has had extensive experience working with students with autism and many other special needs. She consults with both teaching staff and parents to support students with autism and other special needs and has worked at a paediatric outpatient clinic servicing children with autism and sensory processing disorder. Cheryl also has experience with assistive technology evaluation and services. Cheryl has spoken nationally on writing strategies to support academic achievement and sensory processing for students with autism and related disorders. Finally, Cheryl has an awesome 14-year-old nephew with autism. Kathy Oehler, MS, CCC-SLP, has worked with individuals with ASD for more than 30 years. In her role as autism consultant for a large urban school district, she has helped teachers, parents, and administrators understand and meet the needs of students with ASD and a variety of related disorders. As a member of her district behaviour support team, Kathy has worked with educational teams to help them recognise the impact writing challenges can have on behaviour and academic performance. Kathy is a national speaker, helping teachers and parents meet the educational needs of students with ASD and related disorders. She recently presented workshops to help school personnel implement writing strategies to increase academic achievement.

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"Practical and easy to use, this volume provides a handy scaffold for self-monitoring and social interaction. Useful to individuals, parents, teachers, and other professionals, this valuable addition to the literature will be used for used for years to come." -- Fred R. Volkmar "Amazon" "This book will prove invaluable to families and professionals working with young adults seeking to make their way in the world independently. As an autistic person who grew up without any of this knowledge, I know firsthand what a difference it can make." -- John Elder Robinson "Amazon" "Social Behavior and Self Management: 5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults is a great resource. As a mentor and trainer, I have been recommending that and professionals use the 5-Point Scale with adults and young people alike. The scale is excellent because it is adaptable and simple and, therefor, versatile, quick, and effective..." -- Pamela Wolfberg "Amazon"

EAN: 9781937473112
ISBN: 1937473112
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Co,US
Dimensions: 27.94 x 21.59 x 1.02 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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