This new six-page laminated reference guide by Padmaja Sarathy presents seven steps for maximizing academic, social, and life outcomes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), while minimizing the impact of some of their complex behavioral and learning characteristics. Packed with practical and proven strategies, this guide is an invaluable resource for all those who work with children with ASD, including classroom teachers, paraeducators, support staff, and parents.
The environmental and instructional supports outlined in this guide are derived from sound research-based practices. When these supportive interventions are applied cohesively and implemented consistently, they provide effective personalized interventions for responding to the unique needs of children with ASD. They include
- Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Structural Supports
- Visual Supports
- Academic Supports
- Social Skills Supports
- Self-Regulation Supports
- Crisis Supports
The guide details each of the seven steps and provides examples of interventions and techniques that teachers can put into practice immediately to improve outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.