The Essential Manual for Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in the Classroom

What Every Teacher Needs to Know

ISBN13 : 9781849055536

Author(s) : Kathy Hoopmann

Publisher : Jessica Kingsley, 2015

SKU : 5351BK

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Perfect for time-poor teachers, Kathy Hoopmann's essential handbook is an easy-to-navigate resource that promotes a positive learning environment in which students with Asperger syndrome (ASD) can thrive.

Kathy's unique ability to explain the ASD mind-set shines through as her concise descriptions reveal how to recognise and develop the child's strengths to the fullest potential whilst guiding and mentoring through areas of difficulties.

Full of effective and innovative strategies, the book covers areas such as:

  • Meltdowns
  • Forming friendships
  • Literal thinking and speaking
  • Overwhelming influence of sensory sensitivities

Activities to help explain the child's behaviour to other students are also included which fosters understanding and acceptance. A 'Home Link' section adds vital information about how to work with parents and other caregivers to create safe, loving and fun environments for the child at home and at school.

With illustrations throughout, this book will be of immeasurable value to anyone who is working in a classroom setting with children with ASD.

Kathy Hoopmann is an Australian author with a background in primary school teaching. After many years of working with children with Asperger Syndrome, she has a wonderful insight into the mindset of Aspies. She is the author of fifteen books for children and teenagers -her best known work include All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD.