Supporting Pupils on the Autism Spectrum in Secondary Schools: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants

1st Edition

Carolyn Canavan

Published October 23, 2014
Reference - 190 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138783355 - CAT# Y167646

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Written to meet the needs of teaching assistants and learning support assistants, this book provides a practical toolkit for supporting students on the autistic spectrum in mainstream secondary schools.

The book offers a clear, jargon free explanation of autism spectrum conditions and examines the difficulties arising from these conditions and how they can impact on students’ learning. Addressing issues which arise on a daily basis, it is full of practical advice and strategies for supporting students socially and academically across all areas of the curriculum.

Features include:

    • templates to scaffold students’ comprehension and learning in different subject areas
    • forms to help with information collection and evaluation
    • advice on supporting students through examinations
    • examples and case studies to illustrate how the strategies described work in practice

Packed with photocopiable resources that can be adapted to suit individual students’ needs, this book is essential reading for teaching assistants that want to help their students’ on the autism spectrum to reach their full potential.


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