With an estimated 1% of the school population with an ASC, this practical and up-to-date guide provides valuable insight into all aspects of the condition that you are likely to face during the primary years, and will help teachers and SENCOs put in place the right support, expectations and aspirations for these pupils.
Lynn McCann draws on her many years of experience in autism education to offer advice on issues ranging from what to do if you suspect a child might be autistic, getting the school and classroom environment right, supporting the child’s communication and interaction needs, to helping them develop friendships, increase independence and access the curriculum.
The book also offers an insight into challenging behaviour, what lies behind it and strategies for dealing with it, as well as guidance on how to use and write social stories. It also stresses the importance of pupil-centred goal-setting and parental involvement from early years through to the end of Key Stage 2, with advice on transition between these stages and beyond them.
Includes chapters on:
• Getting the school environment right
• Communication support
• Visual communication and structure
• Accessing the curriculum
• Developing independence and organisation skills
• Social stories
• Challenging behaviour
• Social interaction and developing friendships
• Emotions and anxiety
The accompanying CD includes tried-and-tested photocopiable activities and resources to help guide practitioners’ work.
Contains 128 A4 pages and a CD-ROM with printable activities.”