Inclusive Education for Autistic Children

Inclusive Education for Autistic Children

This book presents original, empirical research that reframes how educators should consider autism and educational inclusion.

Author: Rebecca Wood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784506346

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book presents original, empirical research that reframes how educators should consider autism and educational inclusion. Rebecca Wood carefully unpicks common misapprehensions about autism and how autistic children learn, and reconsiders what inclusion can and should mean for autistic learners in school settings. Drawing on research and interwoven with comments from autistic child and adult contributors throughout, the book argues that inclusion will only work if the ways in which autistic children think, learn, communicate and exhibit their understanding are valued and supported. Such an approach will benefit both the learner and the whole classroom. Considering topics such as the sensory environment, support, learning and cognition, school curriculums, communication and socialisation, this much needed book offers ideas and insight that reflect the practical side of day-to-day teaching and learning, and shows how thinking differently about autism and inclusion will equip teachers to effectively improve teaching conditions for the whole school.
Categories: Education

Observation Assessment and Planning in Inclusive Autism Education

Observation  Assessment and Planning in Inclusive Autism Education

Split into five chapters, this book covers some of the main issues involved in observation-based teaching and learning, including: educational assessment for pupils with special educational needs and disability points to consider when ...

Author: Carmel Conn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317553137

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 414

This practical resource takes a holistic view of the learning and development of children with autism, taking into account the nature of their social-emotional learning and the transactional nature of difficulty. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this accessible and practical text invites practitioners, pupils and parents to reflect on their understandings, beliefs and values and to make appropriate adjustments in their practice. Split into five chapters, this book covers some of the main issues involved in observation-based teaching and learning, including: educational assessment for pupils with special educational needs and disability points to consider when observing autistic pupils methods for listening within inclusive autism education learning outcomes for autistic pupils in relation to well-being, social participation and communication compiling pupil profiles that are suitable for autistic pupils. Aligning research with practice, this sociocultural perspective on autism is of interest to teachers, learning support assistants and SENCos, as well as professionals working in an advisory capacity. Observation, Assessment and Planning in Inclusive Autism Education will also be of interest to students on courses that cover autism as well as anyone who wants to develop their practice and find new ways of supporting children and young people.
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Play and Friendship in Inclusive Autism Education

Play and Friendship in Inclusive Autism Education

Split into five chapters, this book covers some of the main issues surrounding inclusive education and play: discourses and definitions of play the difference between play and playfulness autism, play and the inclusion agenda in education ...

Author: Carmel Conn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1315731819

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Taking an innovative approach to autism and play, this practical text focuses on the particular form play and friendship takes for children with autism and their peers. Autistic children have clear preferences for play, with sensory-perceptual experience remaining a strong feature as they develop. "Play and Friendship in Inclusive Autism Education" offers a framework for supporting children s development through play, with step-by-step guidance on how to facilitate the playful engagement of children with autism. Up to date research findings and relevant theoretical ideas are presented in an accessible and practical way, highlighting what theory means to ordinary practice in schools, whilst focusing on practical knowledge in autism education. Split into five chapters, this book covers some of the main issues surrounding inclusive education and play: discourses and definitions of play the difference between play and playfulness autism, play and the inclusion agenda in education the nature of sensory-perceptual experience in children s play cultures effective ways of supporting children s friendships. With practical guidance on how to support children with autism through play, this book will be essential reading for teachers, learning support assistants, SENCos and play workers, as well as professionals working in an advisory capacity. Students studying courses that cover autism will also find "Play and Friendship in Inclusive Autism Education" a valuable resource. "
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The ASD Nest Model

The ASD Nest Model

Describes the inception, development and implementation of an inclusive autism spectrum disorders program along with evidence-based teaching techniques and strategies--Publisher.

Author: Shirley Cohen

Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company

ISBN: 1937473236

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 932

Describes the inception, development and implementation of an inclusive autism spectrum disorders program along with evidence-based teaching techniques and strategies--Publisher.
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Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in Inclusive Schools

Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in Inclusive Schools

This book presents innovative, evidence-based practices that will build the capacity of teachers and specialists implementing an inclusive and contextually relevant approach to education that will support students on the autism spectrum and ...

Author: Suzanne Carrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000377415

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 461

Inclusive education has grown as an international movement to not only support students with disabilities but also promote equitable access, participation, and success for all students. This book will transform the capacity of teachers and specialists working with students and families to effectively support an inclusive approach to education for students on the autism spectrum. This book addresses the urgent need to identify inclusive educational environments and strategies for students on the autism spectrum so that they have the best chance of social, behavioural, and academic success at school. Teachers who include students on the autism spectrum in primary and secondary classrooms require greater knowledge of how they can best support the learning, social, and behavioural needs of their students. Without such knowledge, the consequences can include unsatisfactory learning experiences for all students, and interrupted schooling for the student on the autism spectrum through reduced attendance and retention, lower academic performance, exclusion, disengagement, and pressure on parents to make alternative arrangements for their child’s education. Inclusive education is socially, emotionally, and academically beneficial for all students and positively impacts on respectful attitudes to difference. This book presents innovative, evidence-based practices that will build the capacity of teachers and specialists implementing an inclusive and contextually relevant approach to education that will support students on the autism spectrum and meet the diverse needs of all students in their classrooms.
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Supporting Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Supporting Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Divided into three parts, this book begins by proposing a contemporary and operational definition of social inclusion that will help facilitate active engagement by all stakeholders involved in supporting social inclusion within educational ...

Author: Cathy Little

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317279730

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Drawing together contributions from experts at the forefront of research in the field, Supporting Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders demonstrates that social inclusion is a defining feature of successful education of students with a spectrum disorder. Divided into three parts, this book begins by proposing a contemporary and operational definition of social inclusion that will help facilitate active engagement by all stakeholders involved in supporting social inclusion within educational settings. The relationship between well-developed social skills and positive social outcomes is also explored, and subsequent chapters explicate and contextualize social inclusion across a range of educational settings. The final chapters present case studies and viewpoints from stakeholders central to the successful social inclusion of students with the disorder. Through discussion of its findings, this book provides the reader with a deep understanding of social inclusion and confirms its importance in facilitating positive educational outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. A unique contribution to the field, this book will be of key interest to postgraduates, researchers and academics in the area of inclusive education and Autism Spectrum Disorder. It will also appeal to those who research, study and work in the areas of special and inclusive education, and developmental psychology.
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Theories of Inclusive Education

Theories of Inclusive Education

Here , he is drawing from psychological models of children's cognitive reasoning . Buckton goes on to reflect on those teaching and learning styles which help to connect autistic children into the curriculum , like behaviour ...

Author: Peter Clough

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761969411

Category: Education

Page: 185

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This book traces the major stages of thinking in the development of inclusive education. It provides overviews of the main theoretical influences: the medico-psychological model; sociological positions; curriculum studies; school effectiveness; and the impact upon policy and practice of the Disability Movement. Positioned and discussed in their historical contexts the book provides a synopsis and critique of the last 50 years, including the introduction of the term "Special Educational Needs," the practice of integration, and the present processes of inclusive education. The unique features of this book include personal reflections by a number of people who are considered to have had major influence in the
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Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom

Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom

Others may not, leaving teachers unsure how to teach them. This book is a tool for teachers who have a student or students in their classroom whose behaviors are impeding their learning.

Author: Beth Aune

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781935274087

Category: Education

Page: 151

View: 134

Each year there is a growing emphasis on the inclusion of students with special needs into the general education population. Some students may come with a diagnosis: Learning Disability, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or ADHD. Others may not, leaving teachers unsure how to teach them. This book is a tool for teachers who have a student or students in their classroom whose behaviors are impeding their learning. If they see a particular behavior, they can quickly look up an in-the-moment solution, and then read more about what could be causing that behavior. A must-have for every inclusive classroom!
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Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children

A true introductory guide to inclusive early education, Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children explains relevant terminology, illustrates how to create appropriate environments, covers building relationships among peers ...

Author: Clarissa Willis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412957199

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 225

This book provides information on common disabilities and practical strategies for creating inclusive environments and building student relationships.
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Parents Perspectives about Inclusive Education for Their Children with Autism

Parents  Perspectives about Inclusive Education for Their Children with Autism

This study explored parents' perspectives about inclusive education for their children with autism in the state of Illinois, USA.

Author: Rahma Abbasi

Publisher:

ISBN: 0355298627

Category: Special education

Page: 78

View: 318

This study explored parents' perspectives about inclusive education for their children with autism in the state of Illinois, USA. A qualitative ethnographic research design was used to analyze data from Skype interviews with five parents of children with autism (Pre-K through fifth grade). Parents were recruited using a convenience sampling technique, and subjective data was collected through semi-structured interviews. Participants' responses were analyzed through developing descriptive and interpretative emerging themes and their given codes. Seven emerging themes arose from the parent interviews. These themes revealed that although parents believe that inclusive education is an effective and beneficial program for their autistic children, these children require additional resources from general education teachers and school districts to help them cope with their educational needs and behavioral issues. However, some parents expressed empathy for general education teachers in inclusive classrooms that outweighed other concerns they may have had and allowed them to place their children in these environments for their benefit. This study's findings will help improve services for children with autism and resolve parental concerns about placing their children in inclusive education.
Categories: Special education

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

This book has all the essential guidance and tools that anyone working in education will need to help students on the autism spectrum perform to their best potential and stay organised and on track with their school work.

Author: Debra Costley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849053105

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 330

This book has all the essential guidance and tools that anyone working in education will need to help students on the autism spectrum perform to their best potential and stay organised and on track with their school work. The book also covers general obstacles including social situations, anxiety, mental health and the next steps after school.
Categories: Psychology

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Case studies developed from real interviews with parents and educators open each chapter, and the book focuses on what “works” and what “does not work” in their collaborative experiences.

Author: Robin LaBarbera

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506338880

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Partnering with Families for Positive Outcomes focuses on practical strategies for educating children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom. Additional features describe how to partner with families in the implementation of many of the strategies, giving voice to parents, based on recent quantitative and qualitative research. Case studies developed from real interviews with parents and educators open each chapter, and the book focuses on what “works” and what “does not work” in their collaborative experiences. Key Features Case studies with "What Would You Do" questions offer real life scenarios that allow readers to apply their understanding of the chapter's contents to a situation they may encounter. Theory Into Practice (T.I.P) boxes promote self-reflection and an opportunity to apply material in real-world scenarios. A section of every chapter is devoted to how to collaborate with families to implement the chapter's specific strategies not just at school but also at home. Inclusion tips provide ways to implement the chapter's strategy for teachers in general education classrooms with children with ASD.
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Singapore Mainstream Preschool Teachers and the Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in their Classroom

Singapore Mainstream Preschool Teachers and the Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in their Classroom

This book intends to create awareness as well as to push for actual changes in the education policies so that inclusive education will be embraced by all and become a reality on a larger scale.

Author: Kalavathi Sabapathy

Publisher: Partridge Singapore

ISBN: 9781482898248

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 426

Inclusive education is an area of growing interest worldwide over the past decade among policy makers, education officers as well as parents. This book tracks the development in the domain of special education in Singapore tracing the provisions made for the inclusion of children with special needs into mainstream schools. While it is observed that there have been actual policies in place to allow this shift in outlook at the primary and secondary level, much more can be done at the preschool level. Children learn the basics of literacy and numeracy as well as life skills at a very young age. Hence, it is important to provide the platform to form the foundation of their habits and attitudes at an early stage. Research has shown that inclusive education benefits children with special needs as they learn from observation and gain a sense of belonging and self-worth through interaction with their typically developing peers. Inclusive education also serves to cultivate acceptance and understanding in typically developing children. Therefore, it is important to ensure that more is done to implement inclusive education at the formative years of children. Some of the challenges faced in implementing inclusion at the preschool level have been identified and suggestions have been made to overcome these challenges. This book intends to create awareness as well as to push for actual changes in the education policies so that inclusive education will be embraced by all and become a reality on a larger scale.
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Protecting the Rights of People with Autism in the Fields of Education and Employment

Protecting the Rights of People with Autism in the Fields of Education and Employment

The book contains the scientific results of the European Project “Promoting equal rights of people with autism in the field of employment and education” aimed at supporting the implementation of the UN Convention in the fields of ...

Author: Valentina Della Fina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319137919

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 263

Fundamental rights for all people with disabilities, education and employment are key for the inclusion of people with autism. They play as facilitators for the social inclusion of persons with autism and as multipliers for their enjoyment of other fundamental rights. After outlining the international and European dimensions of the legal protection of the rights to education and employment of people with autism, the book provides an in-depth analysis of domestic legislative, judicial and administrative practice of the EU Member States in these fields. Each chapter identifies the good practices on inclusive education and employment of people with autism consistent with principles and obligations enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Articles 24 and 27). The book contains the scientific results of the European Project “Promoting equal rights of people with autism in the field of employment and education” aimed at supporting the implementation of the UN Convention in the fields of inclusive education and employment.
Categories: Law

Successful Inclusion for Students with Autism

Successful Inclusion for Students with Autism

Creating a Complete, Effective ASD Inclusion Program Sonja R. de Boer. • Academic expectations for typical students have decreased. • Students with ASD are isolated in a certain location in the general education classroom and receive ...

Author: Sonja R. de Boer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470230800

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 234

Offers step-by-step guidance for creating successful inclusion programs for children with autistic spectrum disorders, and includes information on such key topics as educator roles, ongoing program assessment, and evaluating student progress.
Categories: Education

Bringing ABA Into Your Inclusive Classroom

Bringing ABA Into Your Inclusive Classroom

With this how-to guide to the research-proven ABA approach, teachers will improve outcomes for K-12 students with autism and behavior challenges. Packed with plain-English guidance and fifty sample teaching plans.

Author: Debra Leach

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 1598570773

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 937

With this how-to guide to the research-proven ABA approach, teachers will improve outcomes for K-12 students with autism and behavior challenges. Packed with plain-English guidance and fifty sample teaching plans.
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Decoding Autism and Leading the Way to Successful Inclusion

Decoding Autism and Leading the Way to Successful Inclusion

From this book, you'll learn to decode the functional and behavioral manifestations of these challenges, and you'll gain practical and research-based preemptive, supportive, and responsive strategies.

Author: Barbara Boroson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416629221

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 284

More students on the autism spectrum are taught in general education settings today than ever before, bringing an array of notable strengths and skills that add intriguing new dimensions to educational programs. But these students also present challenges that are broader, deeper, and more intractable than those of their typically developing peers. Because reaching and teaching students on the autism spectrum in an inclusive environment complicates the work of teachers, school and district administrators must be prepared to provide knowledgeable, mindful leadership. With warmth and wisdom informed by her experience as a school administrator, autism educator, clinician, and parent of a son on the spectrum, Barbara Boroson provides a holistic look at the challenges students on the spectrum face in the areas of anxiety, executive function, sensation, communication, socialization, engagement, and cognitive acquisition. You'll learn to decode the functional and behavioral manifestations of these challenges, and you'll gain practical and research-based preemptive, supportive, and responsive strategies. You will also find - Insight into the perspectives of parents and guardians, along with guidance on partnering with them in ways that acknowledge both their expertise and yours. - Tips for modeling transparency and creative differentiation in order to set an inclusive tone throughout your school or district. - Supplemental materials to help you engage and educate families and the entire school community about autism, inclusion, and best-practice policies. Decoding Autism and Leading the Way to Successful Inclusion empowers school and district leaders to ensure that students on the spectrum are welcome, supported, understood, and set up for success. It's an essential resource for any education leader committed to achieving a differentiated, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for all students in their care.
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Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

This volume, with a series of subsections, offers insights and useful strategies to promote meaningful advances for students with intellectual disabilities globally.

Author: Rhonda G. Craven

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681230009

Category: Education

Page: 347

View: 187

As a social justice endeavor, one of the goals of inclusive education is to bolster the education of all students by promoting equal opportunities for all, and investing sufficient support, curriculum and pedagogy that cultivates high self-concepts, emphasizes students’ strengths rather than weaknesses, and assists students to reach their optimal potential to make a contribution to society. Dedicated to the identification of international strategies to achieve this goal, Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities presents examples of theory, research, policy, and practice that will advance our understanding of how best to educate and more generally structure educational environments to promote social justice and equity. Importantly, this discussion transcends research methodology, context, and geographical locations and may lead to far-reaching applications. As such, the focus is placed on research-derived educational and psycho-educative practices that seed success for students with intellectual disabilities in inclusive educational settings and the volume showcases new directions in theory, research, and practice that may inform the education and psychosocial development of students with intellectual disabilities globally. The chapter contributors in this volume consist of 31 scholars from ten different countries, and they come from a great variety of research areas (i.e., teacher education, educational psychology, special education and disability policy, special needs and inclusive education, health sciences). This volume, with a series of subsections, offers insights and useful strategies to promote meaningful advances for students with intellectual disabilities globally.
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Reform Inclusion and Teacher Education

Reform  Inclusion and Teacher Education

This ground-breaking book considers current perspectives on special education reform in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a major focus on a new era of special education, and how this relates to education reform towards inclusive education.

Author: Christine Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134040643

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 786

This ground-breaking book considers current perspectives on special education reform in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a major focus on a new era of special education, and how this relates to education reform towards inclusive education. With major changes being proposed under current educational reform and confusion as to how to instigate these measures, this book provides ways to better prepare teachers. It is helpfully divided into three different sections of education reform: "Education Reform in the Asia-Pacific region" reviews broad trends and issues in special education across the region, including Taiwan, Korea, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong. "Preparing Teachers to work in Inclusive Classrooms" focuses on curricula and pedagogical practices for teacher education. This section considers different approaches to preparing teachers such as cross-categorical, collaborative, innovations, and the impact of teachers’ attitudes, perceptions and concerns on inclusion. "Effective Special & Inclusive Practices" draws upon evidence–based research to provide best practice models to assist in developing inclusive school communities. Each section addresses a list of objectives and questions; suggests best practice pedagogy; and concludes with a support section with useful websites and suggested professional development activities. This book will interest teachers, teacher educators, university lecturers in education and post graduate students.
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Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism

Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism

A guide to help teachers, and administrators with the schooling of children in the inclusive classroom.

Author: Sheila Wagner

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1885477546

Category: Education

Page: 173

View: 546

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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