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The Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

The Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers
Author: Paula Kluth - John Shouse
ISBN 13: 9780470434086
ISBN 10: 470434082
Edition: 1
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2009-09-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
List Price: $16.95

The Autism Checklist

Whether you are the parent of a child on the spectrum or a classroom teacher, this "go to" reference will help you better understand children and teenagers with autism and Asperger's syndrome and give you advice on providing appropriate, sensitive, and effective supports both at home and at school. Internationally known consultant, educator, and advocate Paula Kluth, and contributing author John Shouse (the parent of a young man with autism), offer the most current information available and practical advice on a wide range of topics including:

  • Early indicators of autism and tools commonly used to screen and diagnose
  • The positive traits often associated with autism
  • Modifying the home for a child with autism
  • What can be done at school and at home to build social skills and teach organization
  • Advocating for a child with autism or Asperger's syndrome
  • What educators can do if they think a student is "on the spectrum"
  • Building a supportive classroom community
  • "Don'ts" for working with students on the spectrum

Presented in a concise, easy-to-read checklist format, The Autism Checklist also contains a wealth of recommended books, websites, vendors, and organizations.

Praise for The Autism Checklist

"As well as being a standout addition to the litany of parenting books available, this manual may be the most effective strategy guide for educators that I've yet seen. The Autism Checklist doesn't demand an enormous amount of teachers' time, yet it gives them (and parents) volumes of useful information."

—Michael John Carley, executive director, GRASP (The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, Inc.) and author, Asperger's From the Inside Out