Acknowledgments. The Authors. Authors' Note. Foreword. Introduction. PART ONE: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE IEP. 1 Past Perspectives and Present Practices. 2 The ?Gold Standard? for Setting Goals and Measuring Progress. 3 Setups for Successful Performance. 4 Methodology: No Longer a Sacred Cow. 5 Scaffolding Student Success. 6 The Case for Generalization. 7 Getting to the Heart of the Matter: How to Write Meaningful Goals and Objectives. 8 Measuring Student Performance: More than a Simple ?Numbers Game?. 9 In the Shadow of No Child Left Behind. PART TWO: MOVING FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE. 10 Tools for Assessment and Decision Making. 11 Comprehension: The Power That Fuels Expression. 12 The Many Different Faces of Expression. 13 All Things Social. 14 Executive Function: The Pinnacle of Cognitive Development. 15 Critical Thinking: An Essential Life Skill. Epilogue. Appendix A: Tips for Teaching Skill Development and Generalization. Appendix B: Helpful Teaching Resources. References. Index.
Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a communication disorders specialist and licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Autism Spectrum Quarterly. Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a communication disorders specialist and licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in working with students with autism, emotional/behavioral disturbance, and related communication and language impairments.