Practical Ideas That Really Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders—Second Edition was revised and written to provide intervention strategies to promote students’ ability to learn and to function in social situations.
The second edition is intended for use with students who are preschool age through to 17 years old. It includes two primary components:
- Evaluation Form with a Rating Scale and Ideas Matrix
- Practical Ideas Manual.
The Rating Scale portion of the evaluation form is a criterion-referenced measure for evaluating behaviours that impact student learning and social interactions. The Manual includes an “Ideas Matrix” of 40 ideas, many with reproducible matters, and all grounded in research and the collective experience of the many educators who advised and shared information with the authors. Each idea is provided with specific supporting references such as Show You Know, Talk Prompters, Teaching Independence and Social Skills in Pictures.
Five easy steps are also included for guidance:
Collect Student Information
- Rate the Behaviours of the Student
- Choose the Ideas to Implement
- Read and Review the Practical Ideas that Have Been Selected