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Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

An Insider’s Guide

Gill D. Ansell

Paperback: £13.99 / $22.95

2010, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-156-9, BIC 2: JNSG

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Having an array of effective strategies at your fingertips and understanding exactly why they work makes supporting children with Asperger Syndrome in the classroom a whole lot easier. This accessible, short and snappy guide to the basics will provide busy teachers and teaching assistants with everything they need to know to make their job easier, and to make a real difference to any student with AS in their care.

The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications this has for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in potentially stressful situations is also included, and the concise chapters are ideal for dipping into as and when inspiration is needed.

This book will be an essential resource for any teacher or teaching assistant supporting children with Asperger Syndrome.

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Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom – An Interview with former Teaching Assistant and JKP author, Gill D. Ansell

13 October 2010

"As a Teaching Assistant I felt able to work closely with the students with AS; to get to know them as a person; to get to see the world the way they see it and from there develop strategies to help individuals. Sometimes, I tried new strategies which in reality were just ideas I had which I thought could work with a particular individual – that’s why it is important to know the student as an individual."