Setting Up Classroom Spaces That Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
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With even the best curricula and interventions, students with autism spectrum disorders will not learn unless the classroom environment is organized with their specific needs in mind.
Setting Up Classroom Spaces That Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders shows through clear and brief text and lots of photos how to determine what type of furniture and materials to choose for various types of classrooms and how to arrange them in a way that creates an effective learning environment while reducing anxiety and preventing problem behaviors. It uses evidence-based practices of structure and visual supports to enhance the well-being and success of students. Examples are given for students across the age span with lots of lists and helpful resources, making it a must-have resource for every classroom. Foreword by Juane Heflin, PhD.
Setting up the classroom environment for student success is something that many teachers know in theory, but struggle to put into practice. In SETTING UP CLASSROOM SPACES THE SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS, Susan Kabot and Christine Reeve have not only answered questions related to why environmental supports are needed, they have also provided a step-by-step guide describing how to accomplish this task. This book is a 'must-have' for anyone setting up an environment for students with autism spectrum disorders. --Elisa Gagnon, ASD consultant, Blue Valley Schools, Overland Park, Kansas; author of POWER CARDS
As a special educator with 34 years in the field, this is the best and most practical guide for teachers and administrators I have ever read. The book provides all the critical information needed to set up a general education or special education classroom to support students who have autism, including selecting and furniture and materials, and developing student and staff schedules. Each recommendation is research-based and addresses specific student needs. This resource should be found in every teacher/administrator library. I cannot wait to share this book with my daughter who is a kindergarten teacher. --Charlotte Kerr, director of student services, Homewood City Schools, Homewood, Alabama