Strategies to Support Children with Autism and Other Complex Needs : Resources for teachers, support staff and parents
Strategies to Support Children with Autism and other Complex Needs bridges the gap between explaining what autism is and finding ways to interact through having a balance of play activities interspersed with more formal teaching of skills of everyday living. This highly practical text provides a bank of strategies that are specially designed to be matched to the developmental status of each child. These strategies are endorsed by academics who have monitored the children's responses in communicating, pretending, playing, moving, and singing and describe how the children have responded positively over time.
This book covers a variety of topics such as:
The importance of play for enhancing learning for children with autism and other complex needs
Evaluating different ways of developing communication
Transferringã learning from one environment to another to aid memorizing.
Understanding the impact of sensory hypo and hyperactivity on children's learning.
Developing a `Theory of Mind'
The importance of movement, music and having fun
Observation and assessment schedules are provided, along with clear and helpful evaluation forms which show staff in primary and early years settings how children on the autistic spectrum can be helped to make meaningful and encouraging progress.
This text is an vital read for any practitioners working with children on the autistic spectrum or with complex learning difficulties.
- Paperback | 142 pages
- 171 x 248 x 12.7mm | 295g
- 04 Nov 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 1 Line drawings, black and white; 19 Halftones, black and white; 14 Tables, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
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"You know you are holding a pretty special book very early on with this one. It acknowledges how difficult, challenging and overwhelmingly exhausting, supporting children on the autism spectrum can be, but simultaneously demonstrates how hugely rewarding it is too." - Martine Horvath, Early Years Educator
"It is really worth reading this book from cover to cover. I found it very informative and had particular children in mind as I read about the experiences of practitioners working with all kinds of children we will need to integrate into mainstream classrooms at some point." - Helen Punter-Bruce, Special Children
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