This book summarizes teacher-friendly ways to provide needed accommodations to students with autism spectrum disorder (formerly labeled Asperger’s disorder). Most often, special procedures are called for because of the profound sensory processing impairments that can cripple the academic performance of these students. These impairments, as explained in Dr. John Taylor’s landmark guide, “Understanding Sensory Processing Impairments,” include difficulties in muscle control, repetitive behaviors, language and speech issues, attentional difficulties, impaired social and emotional status, and similar factors. Practical suggestions are provided for seating arrangement, symptom monitoring, transitions, gross and fine motor problems, directionality impairments, tics and robotic movements, bizarre sense of taste, receptive and expressive language issues, personal space requirements, impaired abstract thinking, and numerous other aspects of this condition. This is a very comprehensive, intelligent guide, featuring worksheets, visual aids for the student, and similar enhancements.
Author: Marjorie Pike & Kelly Gunzenhauser