Understanding the Nature of Autism by Janice Janzen

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Description

Much of the literature on autism consists of research reviews or recipes to resolve single problems on a narrow range of issues. It is difficult for the practitioner, faced with everyday challenges, to unravel and apply this information flexibly. In Understanding the Nature of Autism, Janice E. Janzen examines the spectrum of autism, describing deficits and strengths and providing practical information and strategies. Her goal is to lead teachers and caregivers to a deeper understanding and recognition of the potential of those with autism.
Anecdotes, examples, and an extensive case study illustrate principles and concepts. Numerous figures, reproducible record keeping forms, and a glossary further aid the reader.

Key Features
Establishes the foundation for understanding autism and its impact on learning and thinking
* Addresses assessment and evaluation issues
* Strategies are provided for solving common problems and eliciting relevant information
* Presents guidelines for making decisions and planning positive educational programs and support systems
* Provides a base for planning interventions and introduces a set of strategies to address the most common deficits and problems of those with autism
* Integrates information from previous chapters and applies it to the process for teaching a broad range of new skills
* Summarizes the processes and strategies and addresses some potentially serious problems