Providing easy to follow, proven strategies for common teaching challenges, Making it a Success is a user-friendly resource to help teachers and teaching assistants to successfully integrate students with special needs into the classroom. With photocopiable worksheets, creative ideas for activities and teacher notes, Sue Larkey presents effective ways of helping ASD children with their social skills, reading, writing and maths, play and general behaviour. She provides solutions for dealing with constant questioning in the classroom as well as managing children's special interests and obsessions.
Making it a Success introduces strategies that are applicable not only to students with ASD but also to those with a range of special needs and will be an essential resource for all those working in integrated classrooms.
Foreword by Tony Attwood. Introduction. 1. Successful Strategies for Work Tasks. 2. Successful Strategies for Group Instruction. 3. Successful Strategies for Communication. 4. Successful Strategies for Social Skills. 5. Successful Strategies for English. 6. Successful Strategies for Mathematics. 7. Successful Strategies for Computers. 8. Successful Strategies for Special Interests and Obsessions. 9. Successful Strategies for Play. 10. Successful Strategies for the Playground. 11. Successful Strategies for Sensory Issues. 12. Successful Strategies for Programming and Specific Teaching Strategies. 13. Successful Strategies for Transition. Useful Resources. Index.
Sue Larkey knows the problems associated with inclusion not only from her experience as a teacher herself, but also from her academic knowledge and qualifications and from her intuitive understanding of autism. She has a remarkable ability to identify and briefly explain the difficulties experienced by a child with autism in a regular classroom and to suggest realistic and practical strategies to improve abilities and behaviour. Her advice is succinct and wise. This book is precisely what teachers ask for and need.
Sue Larkey has taught both as a primary school teacher and as a special education teacher - teaching students with ASD in a mainstream and at a specialist autism school. She combines this practical experience with extensive research, having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education. Sue has spoken at the World Autism Congress and regularly runs workshops on educational strategies for children with ASD.