Basic Skills Checklists

Teacher-friendly Assessment for Students with Autism Or Special Needs

Author: Marlene Breitenbach

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565752

Category: Education

Page: 53

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Presents the educators with an effective means of determining current skills and monitoring progress of special needs children. Designed for use with preschool and elementary-aged children. Focuses on basic concepts, reading, language arts, math, fine motor skills, writing, and independence.
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How Do I Teach this Kid to Read?

Teaching Literacy Skills to Young Children with Autism, from Phonics to Fluency

Author: Kimberly A. Henry

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935274147

Category: Education

Page: 97

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Reading is so much more than reciting words on a page! Reading provides personal enjoyment, access to information, and opens doors to opportunities throughout life, both recreational and occupational. Reading helps us grow and vicariously experience things we are curious about, and dream about. But for many young children with autism, reading is often a factual memorization of letters and words. The playful, imaginative qualities of reading may be missed in favor of the repetitive, predictable alphabet and visual appearance of words on a page. This book presents simple instructional strategies that can be used to help develop early literacy skills in young children with autism. Award-winning author Kimberly Henry provides dozens of fine-tuned, easily adaptable activities that teachers and parents can implement separately or in infinite combinations. Included are units on phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Kim also lists numerous other resources you can use to supplement the lessons. Best of all, this book comes with a FREE CD of printable, visual tools, such as: ABC Books Text-Picture Matches Songs, Chants, and Poems Word Webs Visual Organizers Sentence Builders And many more!
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Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism

Author: Sheila Wagner

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477545

Category: Education

Page: 173

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Maximize your child or student's potential with a child-centered education program! Winner of the Autism Society of America's Literary Work of the Year Award, this first book in Sheila Wagner's Inclusive Programming series provides an inclusion program for students with autism spectrum disorders. Teachers, parents, and students alike will benefit from Sheila's insight and presentation as she outlines both theories and applications of inclusive programming for elementary school students. Her engaging and readable style, coupled with her extensive knowledge and classroom practice, make this book indispensable for professionals and nonprofessionals alike.
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How Do I Teach This Kid?

Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Kimberly A. Henry

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565248

Category: Education

Page: 101

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First Runner-Up in the 2006 Writer's Notes Book Awards, this book utilizes the strengths of children with ASD to help them develop new skills. Tasks are visually oriented, consistent; expectations are clear. Using easy-to-make "task boxes" children learn: motor matching sorting reading writing and math skills Tasks include: pushing items through a small openings (children love the "resistance" it takes to push them through) matching simple, identical pictures or words sorting objects by color, size, or shape. Ideas are plentiful, materials colorful, and children love the repetitive nature of the tasks, which help them learn to work independently! Sample data sheets are included.
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Show Me the Data!

Data-based Instructional Decisions Made Simple and Easy

Author: RinaMarie S. Leon-Guerrero,Chris Matsumoto,Jaime Martin

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575734

Category: Education

Page: 134

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Data collection is one of the critical elements of an effective, efficient, and accountable program that supports student development and learning. However, many intervention teams struggle to develop reasonable and sustainable methods of gathering information about student performance and progress. Now comes SHOW ME THE DATA! This must-have resource consists of a brief discussion on data collection accompanied by a CD containing a comprehensive compilation of data sheets to help make that once-dreaded task easier and simpler. The data sheets are of two types: generic forms appropriate for students of any age and/or ability and forms focusing on specific skills appropriate mostly for young children or children with significant cognitive delays. Forms may be customized for particular programs and individual students. Finally, to help teams figure out what to do with the data once they have been collected, samples of completed data sheets and easy-to-use graphs are included as a model for how teams can display their data visually and evaluate the effectiveness of intervention and efficacy of their program and/or intervention.
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Uniquely Normal

Tapping the Reservoir of Normalcy to Treat Autism

Author: Robert J. Bernstein,Robin Cantor-Cooke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941765463

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Everyone has different learning-style preferences, strengths, and challenges they need to consider to be successful in the classroom. Readers with autism can discover their personal learning-style preferences by taking the LS: CY tests. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
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Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

Author: Sue Larkey,Jo Adkins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007831

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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It is a common misconception that children on the autism spectrum find mathematics easy. In fact the opposite is true for some, and exposure to basic mathematics in the early years can be crucial in establishing the foundations for understanding later in life. This book provides practical strategies and tools for teaching key mathematics concepts to children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. The authors emphasise the importance of incorporating a child's special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts. Topics covered include colours, shapes, categories, numerals, sequencing, addition and subtraction and using money, and the book includes worksheets and activities for incorporating mathematics into daily living skills. This is an essential resource for teachers, teaching assistants and parents who wish to develop mathematics skills in children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.
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Building Independence

How to Create and Use Structured Work Systems

Author: Susan Kabot,Christine Reeve

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937473099

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Detailed description of and rationale for setting up structured work systems for individuals with autism spectrum and related disabilities as a means of fostering independence, skill mastery, reduction of behavioral outbursts, etc.--Publisher.
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Activity Schedules for Children with Autism

Teaching Independent Behavior

Author: Lynn E. McClannahan,Patricia J. Krantz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606130032

Category: Education

Page: 147

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"A revolutionary teaching tool, an activity schedule is a set of pictures and/or words that cue children and adults to perform tasks, engage in activities, or enjoy rewards. For example, activity schedules can help a person do laundry, talk to a classmate, or play with toys. This new edition of the bestselling guide for families and professionals covers all the exciting successes and far-reaching impacts of using activity schedules--increased independence, social interaction, self-management--and provides the reader with step-by-step guidance for creating and implementing them"--Cover, p. 4.
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Data Without Tears

How to Write Measurable Educational Goals and Collect Meaningful Data

Author: Terri Chiara Johnston

Publisher: Research PressPub

ISBN: 9780878226276

Category: Education

Page: 99

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How does Shakespeare's treatment of human sexuality relate to the sexual conventions and language of his times? Pre-eminent Shakespearian critic Stanley Wells draws on historical and anecdotal sources to present an illuminating account of sexual behaviour in Shakespeare's time, particularly in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. He demonstrates what we know or can deduce about the sex lives of Shakespeare and members of his family. He also provides a fascinating account of sexuality in the poetry of the period and suggests that at the time Shakespeare was writing most of his non-dramatic verse a group of poets including Marlowe, Barnfield, and Drayton were catering especially for readers with homoerotic tastes. The second part of Shakespeare, Sex, & Love focuses on the variety of ways in which Shakespeare treats sexuality in his plays and how he relates sexuality to love. Wells shows that Shakespeare's attitude to sex developed over the course of his writing career, and devotes whole chapters to The Fun of Sex'---to how he raises laughter out of the matter of sex in both the language and the plotting of some of his comedies, portrayals of sexual desire; to Romeo and Juliet as the play in which Shakespeare focuses most centrally on issues relating to sex, love, and the relationship between them; to sexual jealousy, traced through four major plays; `Sexual Experience; and `Whores and Saints'. A final chapter, `Just Good Friends'; examines Shakespeare's rendering of same-gender relationships. This valuable resource is designed for educators faced with the daunting task of collecting meaningful data to meet a variety of legal and administrative requirements. Educators will learn how to collect data; when and where to collect it; and how to interpret it.
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Self-help Skills for People with Autism

A Systematic Teaching Approach

Author: Stephen R. Anderson,Amy L. Jablonski,Marcus L. Thomeer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627416

Category: Education

Page: 187

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Learning self-help skills -- eating, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene -- can be challenging for people with autism, but is essential for independence. This book thoroughly describes a systematic approach that parents (and educators) can use to teach basic self-care to children, ages 24 months to early teens, and even older individuals. With an encouraging tone, the authors -- behaviour analysts and psycholo-gists -- emphasise that it's worthwhile to devote the extra time and effort now to teach skills rather than have your child be forever dependent on others. The many case studies throughout the book depict individuals with deficits in specific self-care tasks, and demonstrate how a coordinated and system-atic approach is effective in teaching more complex skills. For example, a 12-year-old with the self-feeding skills of a toddler, who was excluded from the school cafeteria, is taught to stay at the table to eat a full meal using utensils. A chapter is devoted to each of the four skill areas (eating, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene) offering detailed insight and specific instruction strategies. Ap-pendices contain forms to complete for task analyses, instructional plans, and data collection. With the information in this book, parents can immediately start teaching their child, or refer back to the book to fine-tune skills as their child develops.
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The Incredible 5-point Scale

Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses

Author: Kari Dunn Buron,Mitzi Curtis

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282529

Category: Psychology

Page: 73

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Meant for children aged 7-13, this book shows how to work at problem behaviour such as obsessions or yelling, and move on to alternative positive behaviours.
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Late, Lost and Unprepared

A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning

Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627843

Category: Education

Page: 217

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The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.
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Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Dianne Berkell Zager,Carol S. Alpern,Barbara McKeon,Janet Mulvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415524377

Category: Education

Page: 117

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Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is one of the first books to specifically address the accommodation of students with significant learning differences in postsecondary education. Developed with the support of Autism Speaks, and piloted at Pace University, each component of this book is scientifically-based and provides a model of emerging best practices for college instruction involving students with ASD. The text is designed to give college faculty a deep understanding of students with ASD and help faculty to productively engage students with ASD, while also meeting the needs of all students in their classes. The strategies included in the manual are solidly grounded in principles of universal design and will prove indispensible for teaching college students of varying ability levels and diverse learning styles. A companion video shows clips of students and educators that are engaged in inclusive practices to illustrate approaches that have been successful in dealing with challenging situations in the classroom.
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Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism Or Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Sheila Wagner

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565574

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 392

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Offers information on successful high school inclusion for students with autism or Asperger's syndrome, including how caregivers can help students foster the executive functioning skills they will need as adults.
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The Social and Life Skills Menu

A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Karra M. Barber

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184905861X

Category: Psychology

Page: 333

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Using a restaurant menu as a template, this book guides readers through each step of a conversation with starter statements to initiate conversation, main course topics to convey the purpose of the interaction, and treats that bring the exchange to a close.
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Keys to Success for Teaching Students with Autism

Author: Lori Ernsperger

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477927

Category: Education

Page: 187

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After more than 17 years of experience working with teachers struggling to implement an effective learning program for special needs kids, Dr. Lori Ernsperger decided it was about time someone created a comprehensive resource for practical use in the classroom. She wrote this book as a practical, step-by-step guide to educating students with autism. This much-needed resource unlocks the secrets of six critical teaching elements, including: creating an effective classroom environment curriculum development instructional strategies managing problem behaviors data collection building collaborative teams Perfect for new and veteran teachers, this book enables school personnel to efficiently create and implement an effective educational program for students with autism regardless of their level of experience or training. Helpful chapters include: Creating a Positive Environment Designing and Implementing an Appropriate Curriculum Identifying & Implementing Instructional Strategies Developing Effective Behavior Programming Data Collection TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More
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Setting Up Classroom Spaces that Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Susan Kabot,Christine Reeve

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 9781934575680

Category: Education

Page: 84

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With even the best curricula and interventions, students with autism spectrum disorders will not learn unless the classroom environment is organized with their specific needs in mind. This long-awaited book shows through clear and brief text and lots of photos how to determine what type of furniture and materials to choose for various types of classrooms and how to arrange them in a way that creates an effective learning environment while reducing anxiety and preventing problem behaviors.As such, it uses evidence-based practices of structure and visual supports to enhance the well-being and success of students. Examples are given for students across the age span with lots of lists and helpful resources, making this book a must-have resource for every classroom.
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Comic Strip Conversations

Illustrated Interactions that Teach Conversation Skills to Students with Autism and Related Disorders

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477224

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 39

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"Comic Strip Conversations are based on the belief that visualization and visual supports, found useful in structuring the learning of students with autism, may also improve their understanding and comprehension of conversation....the use of a basic set of symbols [and colours] are used in [this book] to illustrate social skills which are abstract and difficult for students with autism to understand."--p.1.
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