School Success for Kids with High-Functioning Autism (Paperback)
Smart kids with autism spectrum disorders need specific interventions to find success in school and beyond. Featuring a foreword by Temple Grandin, School Success for Kids With High-Functioning Autism shares practical advice for implementing strategies proven to be effective in school for dealing with the"Big 10" obstacles, including social interactions, inflexibility, behavior issues, attention and organization, homework, and more.Based on the new criteria in the DSM-5, School Success for Kids With High-Functioning Autism also describes how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and social communication disorders (SCD) will now identify the students formerly identified as having Asperger's syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, high-functioning autism, or PDD-NOS. Relying on the latest research, and presenting it in easy-to-understand and practical language, the authors identify how the key components of ASD and SCD will appear to parents and professionals and what steps should be taken once these signs are evident. This book is sure to help any parent or teacher wanting to see their smart kids with autism succeed
About the Author
Stephan M. Silverman, Ph.D., is former Director of Assessment and Behavioral Services for the Weinfeld Education Group. He was a school psychologist in the Montgomery County Public Schools system in Maryland for 30 years and has maintained a private practice in Maryland since 1975.Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D., is an associate professor of neurology, pediatrics, and psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Medical Center. She has been on the faculty at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University School of Medicine since 1995.