Practical Ideas That Really Work for Students with Asperger Syndrome is for educators who work with students who have Asperger syndrome or other developmental disorders that interfere with learning and social interaction.
This program is appropriate for students in intermediate elementary grades through high school. It consists of two main components: a Book of Practical Ideas and an Evaluation Form. These quick and easy-to- implement "practical ideas" focus on the most effective and widely used strategies that have a research base.
The Book of Practical Ideas contains 34 instructional strategies that can be used to improve students' social skills, organization, and communication.
The ideas in the manual are presented in an easy-to-use format that includes:
-a one-page explanation of each "idea" or instructional strategy
-handy tips to increase each idea's effectiveness
-helpful illustrations and examples
-reproducible masters for most "ideas"
The Evaluation Form consists of a rating scale and an ideas matrix. Use the rating scale to evaluate behaviours that interfere with student learning and social interactions. Items on the scale aligned with the DSM-IV-TR indicators for Asperger syndrome. The criterion-referenced rating scale is helpful in choosing intervention strategies and in writing IEP goals and objectives. Use the results of the rating scale to select possible solutions for increasing desired behaviours or improving problem behaviours from the ideas matrix. The matrix systematically links the results of the rating scale to intervention ideas. Use the matrix as a tool for selecting the most appropriate interventions to meet each student's needs.
Complete Kit Includes: Manual and 10 Evaluation Forms (2005)