Teaching Children with Autism and Related Spectrum Disorders: An Art and a Science

Teaching Children with Autism and Related Spectrum Disorders: An Art and a Science

ISBN: 9781843107477
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2005-07-15
Number of pages: 128
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Based on twenty-five years of teaching and working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Christy L. Magnusen contends that it is those teachers who can blend the 'science' of education methodology with the 'art' of teaching who are best able to reach these children. Examining both these aspects of teaching, she takes a fresh look at established and more recent teaching methods such as structuring spaces, emphasizing language and planning strategies for transition and generalization, and then explores the art of implementation: why, when and how these techniques should be applied. By highlighting workable solutions to everyday problems, and emphasizing that teachers need to understand techniques and have the ability to adapt them to the situation that faces them, this book will be invaluable to all those involved in teaching children with ASDs.

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