"Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom" offers support and practical techniques for teachers who work with children with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Based on the successful experiences of classroom teachers, and written from a teacher's perspective, this book provides creative and easy-to-apply strategies that support and encourage AS students in the mainstream classroom, from organization and time management techniques to framing classroom instructions to make lessons more accessible for children with AS. The authors' straightforward, practical advice relates to every part of the school day and includes advice for teaching specific subject areas. They give tips on helping students navigate the school environment, how to handle social situations like lunch and breaks, and what to do during unstructured periods. This book is essential reading for teachers and school staff who want to fully include AS students in the classroom.
About the Author Stacey W. Betts is currently a homemaker on leave from the practice of law. As an attorney, she assisted families with children with disabilities. Dion E. Betts Ed.D. is Assistant to the Superintendent for Instructional Support at South Western School District in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He has also served as an adjunct professor and presented on instructional practices for students with disabilities. Dion and Stacey are the authors of Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Dion is co-author of Homespun Remedies: Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Stacey and Dion live in Lancaster, PA with their five children, one of whom, Joshua, has Asperger Syndrome. Lisa N. Gerber-Eckard is a Special Education Support Teacher in Hanover, PA. She leads the Autism/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders team for the school district, providing training to educators and administrators. Lisa has taught special education students with various disabilities from elementary level to high school level.