Autism and Learning Differences

Autism and Learning Differences : An Active Learning Teaching Toolkit

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Teaching essential skills for life, school, work, and independent living, this comprehensive and practical toolkit supports educators and clinicians in their work with adolescents and young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Learning Difference (LD) diagnosis. It presents tried-and-true strategies that address difficulties with social skills and Executive Function, cognitive rigidity, self-esteem issues, and more. It includes:
- Focused chapters on skills for life, school, work, and independent living
- Photocopiable teaching materials and tips for classroom management
- Sections on peer-mentoring, mediation, and inclusion
- Assessment strategies, including student self-assessment materials and feedback forms
- Contributions from experts in the field, including Dr. Stephen Shore, Liane Holliday Willey, Dr. Brenda Smith Myles, Barbara Bissonnette and Jennifer Cook O'Toole.
Drawing on over 30 years' teaching experience at the College Internship Program (CIP), Dr. Michael P. McManmon's toolkit is a complete curriculum for educators, clinicians, and professionals who teach or advise young adults on the ASD or LD Spectrum. It can also be used effectively by parents and individuals for self-study.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 240 x 280 x 40mm | 2,178g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour photos and illustrations
  • 184905794X
  • 9781849057943
  • 1,277,472

Table of contents

Foreword. Author's note. Preface. Chapter Overview. How to use this book. 1. Getting Started - Understanding the Clinical Diagnosis. 2. The Methodology of Active Learning. 3. Competency 1: Skills for Life. 4. Competency 2: Skills for School. 5. Competency 3: Skills for Work. 6. Competency 4: Skills for Independent Living. 7. Imparting Ethical Values and Other Kinds of Values. 8. Awareness. Peer Support, and Conflict Resolution. 9. Curriculum Integration. 10. Assessment, Evaluation, and Measuring Outcomes. 11. In Their Own Words: Stories from CIP's Staff, Students and Alumni. 12. The Experts Speak! Epilogue.
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Michael McManmon's wonderful new book will serve as an invaluable resource for educational consultants working with ASD students. Learning how to employ "Active Learning" skills with students will help guide all educational professionals to work more effectively with ASD students. This book will become an indispensable resource in your professional library. -- Gail Meyer, MSW, LCSW Certified Educational Planner, Educational Consultant, Los Angeles, CA A readable, visually appealing and well-structured book that will appeal to educators and professionals, as well as parents and students. The author shares with the reader a wealth of information gathered from over thirty years of experience and research. This has been put together in one of the most understandable, structured and well-formatted educational books I have read. Its content is colourful, interesting and clear, offering tools, strategies, explanations and worksheets that can be used as they are or easily adapted to an individual's needs. Michael McManmon explains the diagnosis and its usefulness in a positive, straightforward way and answers many questions that might be asked by an individual affected by an ASD or LD. I cannot recommend it enough. -- Maxine Aston, counsellor, supervisor and author of 'The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)'
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About Michael McManmon

Dr. Michael P. McManmon is the founder of the College Internship Program (CIP) that serves college-aged students with Learning Differences (LD)and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in six centers across the US. CIP's goal is to prepare young men and young women with skills for life, college, work and independent living. Dr. McManmon was diagnosed with an ASD at fifty-one years of age. He is the author of Made for Good Purpose: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult and resides in Lanesborough, Massachusetts.
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