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The prevalance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is growing tremendously in early childhood classrooms. To support students with ASD, educators can draw on strategies that incorporate best practices as well as recognize individual strengths and needs.
Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder showcases the diverse capabilities of students with ASD and prepares early childhood educators to work effectively with students ages 3-5 with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). Descriptive examples and interactive activities guide teachers to understand how these disorders affect student progress and how educators can tap into student potential.
Each chapter offers several strategies to address specific academic, social, and behavioral needs common to many young children with ASD. The strategies are easy to follow and accompanied by teacher tips, sample resources, and relevant student goals.
Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder has won the Teachers’ Choice Awards for Preschool (2018).
“Having read, and been introduced to many texts, tools, and training that deal with spectrum disorder, it was nice to find a book that was clear, concise, readable, and easy to use. I found this book to be the best end product of lots of books.”
“This book is an excellent resource for teachers who not only have Autistic students but you can use ideas in this book for all students”
“This book is a must have for teachers. It is wonderfully easy to read. The dialog/text makes very clear how to recognize and include a spectrum child, how to work a successful lesson for a spectrum child and give that child personal success in the learning process.”
“Yes. This book is a great resource for any classroom teacher of young children.”