How to Make School Make Sense
A Parents' Guide to Helping the Child with Asperger Syndrome
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How to Make School Make Sense by Clare Lawrence
Book DescriptionEvery child's education relies on a partnership between parents, professionals and, of course, the child. This book gives parents of children with Asperger syndrome (AS) practical advice on how to make the most of this important partnership and work with schools to ensure their child's needs are being met. The book explores how parents can prepare their child for school life and how they can work with teachers to improve the classroom environment, as well as the school environment as a whole, for their child and consequently for the benefit of all pupils. Strategies include peer education, the use of visual cues and rules and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff. This clear, accessible book will be an invaluable guide for parents of children with AS and will also be of interest to the teachers and educational professionals who work with them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843106647
(234mm x 156mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clare Lawrence
Crying Out, Paperback (October 2015)
Mack is a Grade One: the best. He sees a Grade Three boy being attacked in the street, but Grade Threes don't matter, so Mack doesn't help him. Then, he starts hearing voices in his head...
Autism and Flexischooling, Paperback (June 2012)
The book explains this successful alternative to full time school or full time home education for students with ASD. It includes evaluating whether the option is right for your child, organising the arrangement effectively with the school and ensuring that curriculum and examination goals are met, with examples from primary and secondary level.
Asperger Syndrome, Paperback (May 2011)
This book gives a summary of up-to-date information on AS, describing the characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with practical advice, it answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?'
Successful School Change and Transition for the Child with Asperger Syndrome, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Clare Lawrence
This book provides parents of children with AS with advice on preparing their child to move to a new school, and make the transition as smooth as possible. Strategies covered include working out a transition time-line, identifying a named adult and 'safe haven' at the school, and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff.
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Author Biography - Clare Lawrence
Clare Lawrence is a teacher and mother of two children, one of whom has Asperger syndrome. Clare is a graduate of Oxford, York, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Birmingham universities. She has a University Certificate in autism spectrum disorders and a post-graduate certificate in Asperger syndrome. For the last four years, she has been working closely with schools and exploring practical solutions on how to make school make sense for children with Asperger syndrome.
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