Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children With High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome
This book provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. It includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children as they appear in the classroom - difficulties with such things as understanding idioms, taking turns in conversation, understanding and using tone of voice and body language - and ways to address them. Instruction is included in the book to enhance the development of appropriate, measureable, and meaningful individualized education plans (IEPs) to incorporate social goals. Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to 'teach' these social goals. Parents will find this text an excellent training tool to help develop social education curriculums for their children, and teachers will find it particularly helpful as an easy-to-read manual containing many 'nuts and bolts' strategies to utilize in the classroom.
Real world lesson plans and practicle advice
By Jennifer L Graybeal - August 15, 2001
This book offers examples that accurately describe the world of an Asperger's/HFA child in the classroom. It will prove invaluable to parents and teachers alike by giving insight to the fact that our children see the world from a different perspective. Giving "real world" examples of the behaviors these children display helps others understand why they need support whether they are mainstreamed or in a special day class. It provides real lesson plans (and some materials) for teaching our children how to read facial expressions and body postures, how to use inflection, tips for using the passions our children display to reward and encourage learning and more. The chapters are self contained and well organized. They describe a social aspect of HFA/Asperger's, offer a list of the behaviors/symptoms one might see in a child, 1-3 real examples of children displaying each behavior, and how it will impact the child's ability to perform in the classroom. These chapters show... read more
How to KNOW if your child is making social progress!!
By "raffey6968" - April 25, 2003
I bought this book as a result of getting my son's IEP back with vague social goals and no way to tell if he was progressing. Most schools do not know how to write social goals, let alone make them measurable. It is our job as parents to find the answers the school can't or won't find. I rejected the social goals on his IEP and went in search for an answer. This book was it! I read it in a few hours and had complete understanding of the concepts and loved how the goals were actually measurable. I had a meeting with the school psychologist and presented ideas from the book to her (at her request I also lent her the book). The ideas are practical, do not cost the school money and not that much extra work. Because of this book I will now know how my son is actually progressing in the areas of social skills and the team will be able to know if their interventions are working or if we need to change them. **My son has NLD which is debatable as to whether it is in the autism... read more
A great pleasure to read for practical advice
By John Harpur - February 4, 2003
While not as weighty as some other social skill oriented books, Moyes' book is probably more accessible to the average parent and teacher. It is a relatively short book and easily read. The references are good and there is no scent of snake oil from the overall product.
While notionally the book is about framing individualised education plans (IEPs), the bulk of the book is taken up with explanations of Asperger syndrome, its manifestations, assessment and various interventions. Practically speaking, the sections on assessment will probably be of more interest to teachers than parents.
There is a long chapter covering interventions and it is reasonably comprehensive. The author has clearly tried to position the book between the professional literature on interventions and the barely above anecdotal. And it works surprising well. Each of the inteventions is reviewed sparingly but fairly. At all times the emphasis is on listing advantages and disadvantages. The... read more
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