The Essential Manual for Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Author(s): Kathy Hoopmann


Perfect for time-poor teachers, Kathy Hoopmann's essential handbook is an easy-to-navigate resource that promotes a positive learning environment in which students with Asperger syndrome (ASD) can thrive. Kathy's unique ability to explain the ASD mind-set shines through as her concise descriptions reveal how to recognise and develop the child's strengths to the fullest potential whilst guiding and mentoring through areas of difficulties. Full of effective and innovative strategies, the book covers areas such as meltdowns, forming friendships, literal thinking and speaking, and the overwhelming influence of sensory sensitivities. Activities to help explain the child's behaviour to other students are also included which fosters understanding and acceptance. A 'Home Link' section adds vital information about how to work with parents and other caregivers to create safe, loving and fun environments for the child at home and at school. With illustrations throughout, this book will be of immeasurable value to anyone who is working in a classroom setting with children with ASD.


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Essential handbook on Asperger Syndrome (ASD) for time-poor teachers, from the author of All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome

Kathy Hoopmann is best known for All Cats have Asperger Syndrome, Inside Asperger's Looking Out and The Asperger Adventure series and the simplicity, charm and insight of these books has made them must-haves for explaining the diagnoses of Asperger's worldwide. Her work has won and been shortlisted for many literary awards including the Children's Book Council of Australia Award, the Childhood Wellness Moonbeam Award (US), and the Nautilus Award (US). She also has over 20 years classroom experience and has an intimate understanding of needs of teachers and ASD students alike.

Issue Sorter. 1. Preparing for your student with Asperger Syndrome. I. How to use this book. II. What is Asperger's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?. III. Who is your student with Asperger's Syndrome?. IV. Are you the right teacher?. V. Think Positive. VI. Preparing yourself and the classroom. VII. Before the start of the school year. VIII. Hints for parents to prepare the child for the new school year. IX. Parents have needs too. X. Manners. XI. Hygiene. XII. Educating the rest of the class. 2. Executive Functioning - Organising your student to be organised. 3. Adapting to Change. 4. Understanding the Perspectives of Others - Theory of Mind. 5. Body Language Blindness. 6. Literal Thinkers and Speakers. 7. Forming Friendships and Following Social Rules. 8. Apparent Lack of Emotions. 9. Meltdowns. 10. Special Interests. 11. Bullying. 12. Field Trips, Excursions and Camps. 13. Homework. 14. Classroom Discipline - To punish or not to punish. 15. Sensory Issues - An overview. I. Hearing. II. Sight. III. Smell. IV. Taste. V. Touch. VI. Balance - Vestibular system. VI. Body Awareness - Proprioception. VII. Pain. VIII. Synaesthesia. Appendix A.

General Fields

  • : 9781849055536
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : 0.318
  • : January 2015
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Kathy Hoopmann
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Rebecca Houkamau
  • : 371.94
  • : 224
  • : 101 black and white illustrations