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Educating Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Practical Guide


`This book offers well thought out and clearly presented information to practitioners in the field of autism. The author obviously has an obvious empathy for, and understanding of, the difficulties experienced by children with autism, and enables the reader to clearly see the uniqueness of the child with autism' - REACH, Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland

`This is an easy-to-read, informative guide for teachers and teaching assistants. It recognizes that practitioners can sometimes feel unskilled when faced with the request to include children with autism' - Nursery World

`Written by a headteacher with extensive experience of working with autistic children and young people, this book provides a clear introduction to the field' - SENCO Update

'From the wealth of books now available on the subject of autistic spectrum disorders, this is one of the best I have read. Martin Hanbury's obvious commitment and understanding of children with ASD shines through' - Communication

'Martin Hanbury manages to convey in straightforward terms some of the intricacies of what it means to have autism, and combines theoretical background with a wealth of ideas (many of them photocopiable) that will help pupils with the disorder cope on the social setting of a school`- Rona Tutt, President, National Association of Head Teachers, TES Extra for Special Needs

'Martin Hanbury is full of enthusiasm and is extremely knowledgeable' - Cathy Mercer, NAS

Pupils with autism are now commonly taught in a range of settings including mainstream classes, special schools and autism specific provision. This book will help practitioners to employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies when working with those in their classroom who experience an autistic spectrum disorder.

The book considers:
- the impact of autism on the learner
- established, effective strategies and interventions
- the selection of appropriate strategies for individual pupils
- the historical perspective and the current context within which the practitioner operates
- the qualities of the pupil with autism
- tried and tested ideas for successful lessons
- handy hints, checklists and proformae.

Useful for those teachers and teaching assistants new to the field of autism or working in isolation from other specialists, this book is born of experience and shared experiences. It is full of advice for developing positive and enduring learning relationships, making your special or inclusive education setting a success for all.

About the Author
Martin Hanbury is a teacher who has over twenty years experience working with autistic children at all levels.

Paul Chapman Educational Publishing | 2005 | ISBN 1412902282 | 144 pages

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