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Description - Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dianne Zager

Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is one of the first books to specifically address the accommodation of students with significant learning differences in postsecondary education. Developed with the support of Autism Speaks, and piloted at Pace University, each component of this book is scientifically-based and provides a model of emerging best practices for college instruction involving students with ASD. The text is designed to give college faculty a deep understanding of students with ASD and help faculty to productively engage students with ASD, while also meeting the needs of all students in their classes. The strategies included in the manual are solidly grounded in principles of universal design and will prove indispensible for teaching college students of varying ability levels and diverse learning styles.

A companion video shows clips of students and educators that are engaged in inclusive practices to illustrate approaches that have been successful in dealing with challenging situations in the classroom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415524377
ISBN-10: 0415524377
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 118
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dianne Zager

Dianne Zager is Michael C. Koffler Professor in Autism and Director of the Autism Specialist Advanced Certification Program at Pace University, where she founded and directed the Center for Teaching and Research in Autism and the OASIS College Support Program. She was founding co-editor of the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Carol Alpern is Director of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Pace Univeristy. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist, and has the Certificate of Clinical Competence and Specialty Board Recognition in Child Language from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Barbara McKeon is Director of Aaron Academy, a private special education program serving students in grades 6 to 12, as well as a licensed speech-language pathologist. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Autism from the University of Vermont and has studied Critical Issues in Urban Special Education Institutes at Harvard. She is currently on the faculty at Pace University and is enrolled in a doctoral program at Seton Hall University. Susan Maxam is University Director for Student Success at Pace University. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice at Union Institute & University. Janet Mulvey is an assistant professor and an educational supervisor in a college support program at Pace University. She received her Ph.D. from Fordham University, and has also served as a school principal and teacher.

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