Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Synopsis

A practical, hands-on guide to teaching social skills to children with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. It includes a detailed description of the social deficits showed by these children in the classroom.

Excerpt

As the parent of a young child with autism spectrum challenges, nothing riled me more than hearing 'pontifications' from some expert with a mile-long list of credentials who had never done what heor she was recommending! NowI am the parent of anadult who has attained much in her life, but still copes with those challenges. Even now, I still find it irritating to receive suggestions or instructions from someone who lacks practical experience. These same feelings are shared by the thousands of families with whom I have had contact in my work.

Rebecca Moyes can speak to us as someone with practical experience, both as a parent and educator.

I first had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca Moyes in her capacity as the director of a parent group in Pennsylvania. The founder of this group, Rebecca had taken it from a small gathering of parents to a large and powerful, statewide information and advocacy organization.

In her early adult years, Rebecca was a regular education teacher who often taught special needs children in her classroom. Later, she became the parent of two children, one of whom has Asperger's Syndrome. Rebecca has lived both sides of the special education service delivery system: parent and professional. In both capacities, she is caring, organized and highly effective.

I think you are in for quite a treat in reading this book and keeping it on hand as a reference. It is well-organized. The reader can locate a topic and study it briefly or deeply, according to avail-

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