Friday, July 13, 2012

Learn to Teach Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Despite the growing diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), there are still many misconceptions, including that children with ASD cannot be successfully included in group settings. CCEI’s course Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder presents recommended practices and activities for welcoming a child with autism spectrum disorder into the group preschool setting. Included in the course is guidance for designing and implementing a developmentally appropriate, safe, effective program, including strategies for readying the child and his or her family for the new environment. The course also includes strategies for preparing the classroom, transitions between activities, and helping children with autism feel a sense of value and belonging. This course was authored by Clarissa Willis, and is excerpted from her book, Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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