Teaching Students with Autism

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Chapter 1: What is Autism?2

Chapter 2: What To Do First7
Record Review7
Parent Interview11

Chapter 3: Setting Program Goals22

Chapter 4: Setting Up the Classroom32
Sensory Processing Issues33
Safety Considerations35
Physical Layout of the Room37
Visual Supports39
Activities of Instruction41
Sensory activities45

Chapter 5: Communication48
The Issues48
The Fundamentals of Communication: Breaking it Down49
Strategies for Teaching the Child with Autism to Communicate51
How did the child communicate?53

Chapter 6: Behavior58
Behavioral Data60
Important factors in successfully using discrete trial64
Components of Discrete Trial Training65

Chapter 7: Social Skills69
An Overview69
Tackling the Problem72

Chapter 8: Data and Data Collection76

Chapter 9: Making Inclusion Work78
The Betrayal of “Specialized” Treatment80
The Least Restrictive Environment81

Chapter 10: Parent Involvement84
Parent-Teacher Communication85
The Problem Parent85
Listening-The Lost Art86

Chapter 11: Conclusion89

Chapter 12: Glossary of Terms91

Chapter 13:  Data Sheets95

Chapter 14: Forms102

Chapter 15: Case Studies105
Case Study 1: Allison105
Case Study 2: Sean106
Case Study 3: Elizabeth109
Case Study 4: James112

Chapter 16: Work Tasks113

References & Bibliography119

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