Lewisville, N.C. – The latest autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research joins time-tested teaching techniques in a new book from Gryphon House, the award-winning publisher of early childhood teaching resources. Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Tricia H. Shelton, EdD, with contributions from Mary Renck Jalongo, PhD, will be released in September.
The book, which focuses on helping teachers who work with students ages three to eight with ASD or pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), recognizes the individual strengths and needs of each child and offers solutions for teachers struggling to connect with them.
“Autism spectrum disorder is a reality in a growing number of preschool classrooms,” said Shelton. “Our hope is that teachers can draw on our experiences and strategies and incorporate them into their classrooms in ways that fit their students’ unique needs.”
Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder is available now. To request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ISBN 978-0-87659-653-1; 176 pp., PB; $19.95.
About the Authors
Tricia H. Shelton, EdD, has been an early childhood educator for 17 years, first teaching grades one through three and later serving as an elementary school principal. She holds a master’s degree in education and a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction. She was a finalist for the 2014 Pennsylvania Autism Connection Temple Grandin Award.
Mary Renck Jalongo, PhD, is an internationally respected educator, author, presenter, editor and consultant. She is the editor-in-chief of the Early Childhood Education Journal, a position she has held since 1995. Since 2006, she has served as senior editor of the Educating the Young Child series, published by SpringerNature. In 2015, she retired from Indiana university of Pennsylvania after 37 years of service. She has authored, co-authored, or edited over 20 books for various publishers including NAEYC, Pearson, and Teachers College Press.