Observation, Assessment and Planning in Inclusive Autism Education

Supporting learning and development


Author: Carmel Conn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317553136

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 7599

This practical resource takes a holistic view of the learning and development of children with autism, taking into account the nature of their social-emotional learning and the transactional nature of difficulty. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this accessible and practical text invites practitioners, pupils and parents to reflect on their understandings, beliefs and values and to make appropriate adjustments in their practice. Split into five chapters, this book covers some of the main issues involved in observation-based teaching and learning, including: educational assessment for pupils with special educational needs and disability points to consider when observing autistic pupils methods for listening within inclusive autism education learning outcomes for autistic pupils in relation to well-being, social participation and communication compiling pupil profiles that are suitable for autistic pupils. Aligning research with practice, this sociocultural perspective on autism is of interest to teachers, learning support assistants and SENCos, as well as professionals working in an advisory capacity. Observation, Assessment and Planning in Inclusive Autism Education will also be of interest to students on courses that cover autism as well as anyone who wants to develop their practice and find new ways of supporting children and young people.

Play and Friendship in Inclusive Autism Education

Supporting learning and development


Author: Carmel Conn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131755311X

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 6593

Taking an innovative approach to autism and play, this practical text focuses on the particular form play and friendship takes for children with autism and their peers. Autistic children have clear preferences for play, with sensory-perceptual experience remaining a strong feature as they develop. Play and Friendship in Inclusive Autism Education offers a framework for supporting children’s development through play, with step-by-step guidance on how to facilitate the playful engagement of children with autism. Up to date research findings and relevant theoretical ideas are presented in an accessible and practical way, highlighting what theory means to ordinary practice in schools, whilst focusing on practical knowledge in autism education. Split into five chapters, this book covers some of the main issues surrounding inclusive education and play: discourses and definitions of play the difference between play and playfulness autism, play and the inclusion agenda in education the nature of sensory-perceptual experience in children’s play cultures effective ways of supporting children’s friendships. With practical guidance on how to support children with autism through play, this book will be essential reading for teachers, learning support assistants, SENCos and play workers, as well as professionals working in an advisory capacity. Students studying courses that cover autism will also find Play and Friendship in Inclusive Autism Education a valuable resource.

Music Therapy and Autism Across the Lifespan

A Spectrum of Approaches


Author: Henry Dunn,Helen Mottram,Elizabeth Coombes,Emma Maclean,Josie Nugent

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506222

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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The use of music therapy is long established with people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. The combination of using music and relationship work in person-centred approaches supports the three main areas of difficulty people with autism often experience; social interaction, communication and imagination. Current research supports the positive psychological benefits of music therapy when people with autism spectrum conditions engage with music therapy. This book celebrates the richness of music therapy approaches and brings together the voices of practitioners in the UK. With a strong focus on practice-based evidence it showcases clinicians, researchers and educators working in a variety of settings across the lifespan.

Assessment in special and inclusive education


Author: John Salvia,James E. Ysseldyke,Sara Bolt

Publisher: Wadsworth


Category: Education

Page: 728

View: 4032

The market-leading professional resource in the field, this text offers basic assessment information and a handbook of actual reviews of the tests most often administered in K–12 schools. Assessment is recognized for its honest and even-handed reviews of common standardized tests administered by assessment personnel in the areas of achievement, intelligence, language, math, and reading. The text also helps teachers and school psychological personnel become more informed consumers and users of these tests. Comprehensive coverage includes both standardized (formal) and classroom (informal) assessment, such as portfolio assessment, outcome-based assessment, observation, ecological assessment, and teacher-made tests. New! Chapter 15, "How to Review a Test," takes readers through these steps: picking a test; understanding a test's purposes, content, procedures, and scores; evaluating a test's norms, reliability, and validity; and reaching a summary evaluation of a test. New! Part Five, "Decision Making," is created from a reorganization of the text and contains three substantially revised chapters—"Teacher Decision Making," "Making Entitlement Decisions," and "Making Accountability Decisions"—as well as one new chapter, "Assessing Response to Intervention." New! Chapter 30, "Assessing Response to Intervention (RTI)" discusses the fundamental assumptions in assessing RTI; definitions of RTI; measurement concepts in RTI models; dimensions of assessment of RTI; purposes of assessing RTI; examples of RTI assessment models; and issues and considerations. New and Significantly Revised! Test Reviews have been updated for currency in the Tenth Edition. Among the 23 new or updated tests are Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS), Comprehensive Mathematical Abilities Test, Group Mathematics Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation, Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test, Second Edition, and The Test of Early Mathematics Ability, Third Edition. All of the new and revised tests are indicated by an asterisk in the list of all tests reviewed in this edition, which appears on the inside front cover and first page of the book. This edition has been streamlined, with less frequently used tests now accessible on the Online Teaching and Study Centers. New! Up-to-date coverage includes IDEA legislation that proposes new ways to assess students with learning disabilities. An Epilogue, "The Evolution of Assessment Practices: Where Are We Headed?" offers an overview of the critical issues facing the future of the assessment field, and describes the new Problem-Solving Model as an approach for addressing assessment practices in schools. Houghton Mifflin Video Cases, four- to six-minute video modules presenting real classroom scenarios, enable students to observe the day-to-day challenges and rewards of teaching from the convenience of their computers. Available on the Online Teaching and Study Centers, HM Video Cases are enhanced by classroom artifacts, Viewing Questions, Interview Transcripts, Key Terms, and bonus video footage.

The Autism Inclusion Toolkit

Training Materials and Facilitator Notes


Author: Maggie Bowen,Lynn Plimley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412947561

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 3346

'This resource will be very valuable for professionals planning in-service training to assist settings to develop as Autistic Spectrum Disorder-friendly environments...the training would also help all settings become truly inclusive and friendly for all children and young people' - Special Children Includes CD-Rom A growing number of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are educated in mainstream settings. To support them effectively and maximise their learning potential, it is essential that all school staff fully understand their needs. This complete training package can be delivered during staff meetings and on INSET days, to ensure autism-friendly practice throughout the school. This toolkit demonstrates the value of using self-evaluation tools to improve services and includes: - a CD Rom with PowerPoint slides - guidance on how best to deliver INSET - activities and case studies to facilitate discussion - discussions of issues for consideration in relation to School Access Plans and the Disability Equality Duty - advice on useful resources, literature and web sites. Teachers, SENCOs and management staff in primary and secondary schools will find this an essential training resource.

Teaching Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrom in the Inclusive Classroom


Author: Paula Kluth

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 1934032980

Category: Education

Page: 6

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Increasingly, special and general education teachers are collaborating in inclusive settings to educate students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Furthermore, educators are finding that the differentiation of instruction for these students often results in better outcomes for all. This reference guide, written by Paula Kluth, author of You're Going to Love This Kid and noted presenter/consultant on topics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, provides a wide range of ideas for differentiating lessons, addressing behavior, fostering relationships, handling transitions and adapting the general education classroom for those students who present with the characteristics of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. It includes essential information on the teaching of literacy and math, as well as tips to assist with homework. Valuable website/media/print resources are also provided.

Inclusion Lesson Plan Book for the 21st Century

Teacher Training Edition


Author: Toby Karten

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 9781935609476

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4571

This Teacher Training Edition is for use by both instructors and their students in training sessions on inclusion practices. It is specifically designed for college professors and staff trainers who teach lesson planning skills as part of their pre-service or in-service courses. The content parallels the original Inclusion Plan Book, but is organized for training purposes and includes professional activities to examine inclusion practices for whole class, small groups, and individual students. It contains additional downloadable forms for inclusion documentation and online resources that are valuable tools for any "teacher-in-training" staff development program. Purchase multiple copies for your in-service professional learning experiences or have your college bookstore order copies for students taking your inclusion course.

Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts


Author: Elias Kourkoutas,Fatos Erkman

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599425696

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 9553

Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection: Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts draws on research to offer a global perspective on issues of fundamental importance to family functioning, childhood development, and adult intimate relationships, as well as to policy and practice for children, adolescents, couples, and families at risk. It draws on the perspectives of major social science disciplines such as clinical and educational psychology, anthropology, psychology, special education, and sociology, thus ensuring topics are discussed within broad theoretical frameworks. The authors cover a wide spectrum of questions and topics in relation to perceived acceptance and rejection by significant others. Chapters are set in the context of worldwide trends in the area of interpersonal acceptance-rejection. They considerably advance our knowledge of interpersonal acceptance-rejection theory and practice by tackling issues in major life contexts such as family, education, intimate relationships, and clinical-therapeutic practice. The book presents these important issues within the context of up-to-date research on interpersonal relationships that helps strengthen family and couple relationships and enhance the quality of attachment relationships in families. As such, it constitutes a useful reference source for academic researchers, clinicians, teachers, special educators, school counsellors, psychologists, and service agencies. Contributors to this edited book come from many parts of the world, including the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

National Autism Plan for Children (NAPC)

Plan for the Identification, Assessment, Diagnosis and Access to Early Interventions for Pre-school and Primary School Aged Children with Autsim Spectrum Disorders


Author: Ann Le Couteur

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781899280858

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 132

View: 7956

Linking Assessment and Early Intervention

An Authentic Curriculum-based Approach


Author: Stephen J. Bagnato,John T. Neisworth,Susan M. Munson

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781557662637

Category: Education

Page: 428

View: 1808

A natural progression from the authors' widely known work on assessment and programming in early intervention, LINK is a revolutionary process that hurdles traditional obstacles to selecting and using authentic assessment-intervention-evaluation procedures for young children. Pulling the best properties from well-known assessment and curriculum models, LINK identifies critical markers for judging quality and effectiveness: authenticity, collaboration, convergence, equity, sensitivity, and congruence. The authors apply this unique six-standard index to more than 50 different curriculum-embedded and curriculum-compatible assessment and intervention systems, rating and analyzing each. In addition, they explain how early childhood professionals can perform their own quality reviews and then customize the system(s) of their choice to specific populations or programs. With this essential resource in hand, early intervention team members and administrators can ensure the individualized support opportunities every child needs for healthy deyelopment.