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Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

An Insider’s Guide

Gill D. Ansell

Quick Overview

The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in stressful situations is included.
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Paperback / softback
2010, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-156-9
£13.99
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Available as an ebook from these retailers. eISBN: 978-0-85700-353-9

Description

Having an array of effective strategies at your fingertips and understanding exactly why they work makes supporting children with Asperger Syndrome in the classroom a whole lot easier. This accessible, short and snappy guide to the basics will provide busy teachers and teaching assistants with everything they need to know to make their job easier, and to make a real difference to any student with AS in their care.

The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications this has for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in potentially stressful situations is also included, and the concise chapters are ideal for dipping into as and when inspiration is needed.

This book will be an essential resource for any teacher or teaching assistant supporting children with Asperger Syndrome.

Reviews

'Chapters offer practical advice for teaching strategies, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for assessment, and more. Highly recommended as a top pick for any education collection!'
- The Midwest Book Review

'It is a down-to-earth, highly readable, jargon-free guide, easily digested and an ideal book for anyone working with an Aspergers pupil.'
- Red Reading Hub - Jillrbennett's Reviews of Children's Books

'Ansell concentrates on providing readers with a wealth of recommendations for overcoming the many challenges that the teaching assistant working with autistic individuals faces... Many of the strategies presented - the use of social stories, cards the pupil can display to indicate frame of mind etc. will be familiar to the experienced teacher or teaching assistant operating within this field. However, there is such a vast amount of advice presented that even the experienced practitioner will discover useful suggestions to enhance a repertoire of strategies... Perhaps the most compelling aspect of this book is Ansell's seemingly limitless enthusiasm for her work. Repeatedly she demonstrates a resilient ability to develop strategies in the face of challenging situations... For the new entrant to the world of autistic spectrum disorders, whether teaching assistant or teacher, this book will prove a valuable resource both for the vast amount of practical advice it contains and the passion with which it is presented.'
- Bulletin

'This is an excellent book for all practitioners within the educational, health and independent sectors who come into contact with children with Asperger Syndrome. It is essential for Special Educational Needs Coordinators and teaching assistants, and also suitable for early years practitioners. Easy to read with a very comprehensive index, it is a good insight into inclusion, and is full of tried and tested advice for whole class, small group and 1:1 teaching. User friendly chapters on individual practical strategies include Oops cards and visual conversations, which were new to me. I tried them out successfully and have added them to my strategy bank... This book makes sense of a very complex and varied disorder. It is written by an author with firsthand experience, and lots of common sense, who obviously knows what she is talking about.'
- Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

'If a child's needs are not being met at school it can be really difficult for parents to get across in meetings exactly how they would like the school to help their child. This book with its practical advice and its accessible explanations will offer lots of ideas to all parties taking part in discussions about how a school might best meet the special educational needs of children with AS. With strategies that can be applied to both secondary and primary schools, this book will be useful to both educational professionals and parents alike.'
- Ellen Power, Author of 'Guerrilla Mum - Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle'

'This book goes on to give practical advice for one-to-one teaching, DIY resources for visual learners and tools for effective assessment. Information about how personal wellbeing can be safeguarded in stressful situations is also focal point. The short concise chapters make it easy to dip in and out of using simple language that is easy to digest.'
- Adveriser & Times

Authors

By (author): Gill D. Ansell