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Asperger syndrome - practical strategies for the classroom

A teacher's guide

Author: Leicester City Council & Leicestershire County Council

£4.99

       
Format: A4 Paperback
Availability: in stock
Product number
NAS255
Asperger syndrome - practical strategies for the classroom - A teacher's guide
Author
Leicester City Council & Leicestershire County Council
Published by
The National Autistic Society
Description

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This practical book is divided into six areas where difficulties may arise for a young person with Asperger syndrome: social relationships, communication, imagination, sensory and motor difficulties, emotional difficulties and work skills. The book describes the type of behaviours a pupil may present and directs the teacher to the relevant section for guidance. It is aimed primarily at teachers but parents will also find it a great support as it focuses chiefly on the social difficulties that many young people with Asperger syndrome experience. The same team have also written Autism: how to help your young child, also published by The National Autistic Society.

Print format
paperback
Number of pages
52
First publication
1998
ISBN / supplier product code
9781899280018
Dispatch partner
Primary distribution partner
Typical delivery
7 working days
Subject Primary Secondary
Edited reviews

This practical handbook covers the most commonly occurring problems that mainstream teachers might encounter when teaching a child with Asperger syndrome. The A4 format and the layout of the book is clear and easy to use allowing for quick access to the required information. The guide briefly outlines the core impairments and key features of Asperger syndrome in a straightforward manner, without using unnecessary complex language.

Teachers can gain information and guidance from the six main headings of - social relationships, communication, imagination/rigidity, sensory/motor difficulties, emotional difficulties and work skills. Each page is sub-headed and gives a brief case 'vignette'. A 'Making sense of it' section follows giving some possible reasons as to why the child may be having a particular difficulty, which is enlightening and gives a good understanding of why a child with Asperger syndrome does what he/she does, this may in itself help alleviate the problem.

Advice follows under 'Things to try'. A number of different helpful strategies are given, using a straight forward mix of common sense and practical suggestions. Some of the strategies might present management problems if you do not have enough support staff or willing classmates happy to act as 'circles of friends' or be a 'buddy'.

Unfortunately the book does not give age-specific guidance, as a problems occurring at five are unlikely to be the same at 8 or 15, as will be the way that they are dealt with. It is more appropriate for the junior/senior age child than the infant.

The book is a good basic guide for teachers new to the subject, but a good starting point, which is easy to access by all and will be a valuable resource for all staff in any school teaching a child with Asperger syndrome.

Review by Gail Eveleigh, Primary Teacher, Cornwall

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Last updated: 04/09/2017 17:09:54