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 Kindergarten and ASD

Kindergarten and ASD

How to Get the Best Possible Experience for Your Child

Margaret Oliver

Quick Overview

Kids with ASD take a big leap when they start kindergarten and parents have as much to learn about school expectations and available services. This book will take away the stress of the move to kindergarten, giving parents key information and the "how-to's" to make the transition as smooth as possible and be the best advocates for their child.
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Paperback / softback
2015, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-720-2
2015, ePUB, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-199-0
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Answering all of the key questions about the kindergarten experience, this compact guide will give parents the confidence to be the most effective, up-to-speed advocates as their child enters formal education.

"Which school should I choose, or should I home-school?"
"How can I prepare my child for kindergarten?"
"How can I work with teachers?"
"What services and support will my child need?"
"What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?"

In a warm, parent-to-parent style, Margaret Oliver explains the essentials of how the educational system is structured, how special education laws are applied, and what current educational trends mean for individual children. She also gives strategies to overcome sensory, behavioral, social, emotional and communication difficulties.


'Kindergarten can be confusing and overwhelming for both parent and child. This guide provides the invaluable information and reassurance needed to facilitate successful integration of children who have an ASD into the foundation year of the educational system. The advice is wise and will be appreciated by all family members as well as Kindergarten teachers.'
- Tony Attwood, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Minds & Hearts Clinic, Australia and author of The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

'Nervous about meeting other families? Concerned about the IEP process? Worried about your child's academic needs? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you need this book! These topics and so many more are covered in depth in this comprehensive guide to the first year of school. This user-friendly text is filled with tips, information and tools that will help you choose a setting, advocate for support and build an effective home-school partnership.'
- Paula Kluth, Ph.D., author of You’re Going to Love This Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom


By (author): Margaret Oliver


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The downloadable PDF contains the following:

  • Profile questionnaire (Part I)—Kindergarten placement checklist
  • Profile questionnaire (Part II)—Kindergarten placement fill in the blanks
  • Transition timeline
  • Parent/teacher communication checklist
  • Individualized communication plan
  • Checklist for creating the IEP
  • Checklist for implementing the IEP