Teacher Education and Autism

Teacher Education and Autism : A Research-Based Practical Handbook

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This is a research-based guide that provides a framework for effective training around autism for teachers. An edited collection of short chapters, the book is full of practical activities and discussion points ideally suited for time-stretched trainee teachers, those leading training courses and busy teachers continuing to learn on the job.

Focusing on the myriad ways that autism affects pupils and their education, it covers key training strategies around autism including maths, physical education, sex and relationships, behaviour management and more. Each contains the material for a session to be delivered to trainee teachers or to provide a unit of self-study. Combining research into the needs of trainee teachers, parents, and students with autism, this book offers an effective roadmap for teacher training and a better understanding of how to meet the needs of autistic pupils.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 11mm | 264g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785926047
  • 9781785926044
  • 841,376

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Understanding Autism. 2. The autistic teacher. 3. Autism, Masking, Social Anxiety, and the Classroom. 4. Behaviour Management and Autism. 5. What works in autism training? Feedback from the front. 6. Autism and maths: The strengths, challenges and dangers of making assumptions. 7. the dreaded Physical Education lessons. 8. Involving parents. 9. "I can't eat that, I don't like it...". 10. Relationships and Sex Education in Autism. 11. Autism and gender fluidity. 12. Child neglect or autism? How do you differentiate? 13. 'So, this is what really happened...'. 14. What we wish teachers know about autism.
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This book provides a fascinating insight into Autism for trainee teachers and practising teachers wishing to increase their understanding of autism and develop their inclusive practice. As well as giving detailed descriptions of how autism may affect the individual, scenarios and case studies are included which illustrate the issues raised. Throughout the book thought provoking questions for self-reflection and discussion are suggested making this book an invaluable resource for professionals planning training courses. -- Joy Beaney, Autism Training Consultancy Teacher Education in Autism is a book that utilises the latest research to explain both current theory and good practice in Autism. Each chapter is supplemented with probing questions to help foster critical analysis of complex and sometimes contradictory areas of study. It is engaging, extremely informative and highly accessible. Ten out of ten, for this terrific teacher-training tool. -- K. I. Al-Ghani, University Lecturer in Autism, Autism trainer and international author of books on ASD
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About Luke Beardon

Clare Lawrence has a PhD in autism education and works as Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development at Bishop Grosseteste University. She is also a mother of two children, one of whom is autistic. Clare lives in Lincoln, UK.
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