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Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know, Second Edition Matt Winter

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As awareness and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) increases across the globe, it is essential that every teacher in every classroom has a familiarity with the condition and understands how best to support AS students at their school. This fully revised and expanded second edition is the ideal resource to point teachers in the right direction.

Concise and instantly accessible, this book gives a clear summary of up-to-date information on Asperger Syndrome, describing the common characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with useful tips and practical advice, this guide answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?' New material includes information for teaching older children and adolescents with AS, tips on what to do when problems arise, as well as suggestions for a whole-school approach to helping students with AS.

This book is the perfect go-to guide for teachers, teaching assistants and those in school management who want to know more about Asperger Syndrome in the mainstream inclusive classroom.

Praise for the second edition

'The book provides a quick overview of AS and outlines a child's areas of difficulty, while also stressing some positive characteristics... This book is an easy-to-read quick guide for teachers on AS. It is a great place to start and can certainly help teachers to get moving in the right direction. This book can also help parents learn what a teacher can do to work effectively with their child. If a teacher is struggling with understanding your child, perhaps this book would be a nice gift!'

- S-O-S Research

Praise for the first edition

'This book is very practical in nature. It would be relevant to all teachers and is an essential tool for those in training. Parents would be advised to obtain a copy to help them support their child through the procedures associated with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. They might even like to buy a copy for the staffroom! This is a very valuable and easily accessible addition to your 'survival in the classroom' toolkit.'

- British Journal of Special Education

'Wonderful! This book is clear, well-written and has some good suggestions. I found all of this book useful in various ways. Matt Winter seems to have an excellent understanding of children with AS and the challenges life can throw at them; he also presents sensible solutions to some of those challenges. If any child with AS goes into the school system I'd recommend this book for the teacher!'

- Education Otherwise

'The book is very readable and manages to fit a lot of information into a small space. The author's experience as a primary school teacher means that the suggestions made are ones that can be easily and practically applied in a classroom, with or without additional support.'

- Jennie Webster Peach Case Manager

'The book presents a balanced look at the positive and negative traits of the syndrome and thoroughly describes the four distinct components of AS: social interaction, communication, imagination, and sensory sensitivity. Concrete strategies are presented to assist students with AS to participate fully in school without being remanded to classes for learning disabled students.'

- Fore Word Reviews

Introduction. 1. What is Asperger Syndrome? 2. What signs might a child display? 3. What are some general strategies for the classroom? 4. What are some individual strategies for the pupil? 5. How can I help the pupil with AS to learn? 6. What about homework? 7. How do I help the child's stress? 8. What should the Teacher Aide be focusing on? 9. Who else in the school needs to know? 10. What should happen before the child changes class or school? 11. How can the wider school help? 12. Am I qualified to teach this child? I want to know more - where should I start? Further Reading. References. Websites. Resources. Some common conditions associated with Asperger Syndrome. Index.


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