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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Partnering with Families for Positive Outcomes focuses on practical strategies for educating children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom. Additional features describe how to partner with families in the implementation of many of the strategies, giving voice to parents, based on recent quantitative and qualitative research. Case studies developed from real interviews with parents and educators open each chapter, and the book focuses on what "works" and what "does not work" in their collaborative experiences.

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Dianne Zager,Michael L. Wehmeyer,Richard L. Simpson
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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dianne Zager,Michael L. Wehmeyer,Richard L. Simpson Book Resume:

Similar to a handbook in its comprehensive description of the theory and research supporting current practices in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, this interdisciplinary text shows how the existing knowledge base can be used to explore promising new possibilities related to the field’s many unanswered questions. Key features include the following: Comprehensive – This is the first book to consider the history and current state of autism as a field in transition, to cover its varied approaches and philosophies, and to describe the interventions used throughout the developmental cycle. Cross Disciplinary – Serving students with autism necessitates communication and collaboration among professionals from several disciplines as well as family members. The editors have, therefore, brought together divergent perspectives, theories and philosophies in order to demonstrate that scientific evidence, rather than educational orientation, must determine which practices should be selected for use in particular situations. Research Based – Whereas many existing texts advocate a particular type of treatment, this one recognizes that interventions must be selected and evaluated based on the scientific evidence of their effectiveness. Integrated Methodology –Chapter authors consider findings from studies that employed single-subject designs, experimental large-scale studies, and qualitative methodology. The inter-relatedness of therapies and disciplines will be highlighted throughout. Expertise – The volume editors are all highly visible researchers in autism and developmental disabilities. Likewise, each chapter is directed by a senior, highly accomplished author who is nationally recognized for his/her work in the topic being addressed. This book is appropriate for practicing professionals in education and psychology and for speech/language therapists and other clinicians. It is also suitable as a graduate level text in these fields.

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Author: Joshua K. Harrower,Louis G. Denti,Marcia Weber-Olsen
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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Joshua K. Harrower,Louis G. Denti,Marcia Weber-Olsen Book Resume:

Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Model for High-Quality Coaching offers a unique coaching model with a practical approach for special education teachers and related service providers who face the challenge of providing effective support to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By empowering special education and speech-language pathologists to participate as coaches, they can go beyond simple accommodations to actively promote a less restrictive setting, dynamically assess skills, deliver effective instructional and behavioral programming, and effectively build a coaching network to engage students throughout the school day. Provided in this text are vignettes that illustrate the reality of special education. Additionally, approaches for addressing the real-word needs of students with ASD are provided, along with evidence-based support that describes the positive results of the strategies described. This text also introduces coaching methods that will guide teachers and instructional staff to create and maintain a "solutions-focused" coaching community. The first section of the book presents a multi-tiered model for providing coaching at varying levels of support intensity, along with the numerous important considerations involved in implementing effective coaching supports. The second section presents an outline of effective practices in utilizing coaching strategies to support teachers in planning for the instruction of meaningful skills to students with ASD utilizing a team-based, collaborative coaching model. The third section provides numerous practical, evidence-based strategies to be used by coaches and teachers in teaching meaningful skills to students with ASD. The final chapter addresses critical issues involved in building the capacity of districts to evaluate, oversee and support the effective coaching of teachers in providing evidence-based practices to students with ASD. Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder serves as a clinical guide and delivers a practical discussion of high-quality coaching as an emerging best practice for supporting special educators (teachers and paraprofessionals) as well as school-based service providers (speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists). It is a valuable primary text for special education teachers in training, a resource for professional development personnel, and a tool for researchers and graduate students in education and teaching programs. Key features include: Chapter objectivesReal-life vignettesReproducible formsSummary questions

Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Erin E. Barton,Beth Harn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Erin E. Barton,Beth Harn Book Resume:

According to the CDC, one in fifty American children is diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. This means more school-aged children are entering classrooms with ASDs and teachers are being called upon to help facilitate their learning. Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is aimed at providing strategies for teachers, school counselors, and psychologists to help address the needs of children on the spectrum, as well as their families. Erin E. Barton and Beth Harn draw on current research and practices to discuss the possible causes of autism and to help prepare educators not only for teaching children in the classroom but also for providing families with the tools necessary to continue the educational process at home. Included are topics such as: Improving communication and socialization Developing instructive lessons Assessing students' progress Including families in educational goals Finding students' special interests and using those to help facilitate learning Managing challenging behavior And more Including forms, charts, and a range of classroom activities, this is the only resource you will need to gain the insight and tools for making a difference in the educational lives of young children with autism.

Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Dianne Zager,Carol S Alpern,Barbara McKeon,Janet D Mulvey,Sue Maxam
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Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dianne Zager,Carol S Alpern,Barbara McKeon,Janet D Mulvey,Sue Maxam Book Resume:

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.

Curricula for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Author: Hsu-Min Chiang
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Curricula for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Hsu-Min Chiang Book Resume:

This book provides an extensive overview of curricula and instructional strategies for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It offers an empirically solid framework for designing and developing interventions for learners along the autism spectrum by reducing skill deficits and enhancing learner strengths while being flexible enough to allow for individual differences. The book discusses key concepts in educating individuals with ASD as they impact the processes of syllabus building, from planning goals and objectives to generating content choosing appropriate teaching strategies, and assessing progress. Chapters detail curriculum designs in academic areas such as language skills, science, and social studies, as well as functional skills, including independent living, career development, and preventing social victimization. The book concludes with recommendations for future interventions and curricula-building. Among the topics covered: Communication and autism spectrum disorder. Mathematical problem-solving instruction for students with ASD. Visual arts curriculum for students with ASD. How to build programs focused on daily living and adult independence. Sexuality education for students with ASD. Curricula for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, childhood/special education, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Educating Children with Autism

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Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism
Publisher: National Academies Press
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Educating Children with Autism by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism Book Resume:

Autism is a word most of us are familiar with. But do we really know what it means? Children with autism are challenged by the most essential human behaviors. They have difficulty interacting with other people-often failing to see people as people rather than simply objects in their environment. They cannot easily communicate ideas and feelings, have great trouble imagining what others think or feel, and in some cases spend their lives speechless. They frequently find it hard to make friends or even bond with family members. Their behavior can seem bizarre. Education is the primary form of treatment for this mysterious condition. This means that we place important responsibilities on schools, teachers and children's parents, as well as the other professionals who work with children with autism. With the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975, we accepted responsibility for educating children who face special challenges like autism. While we have since amassed a substantial body of research, researchers have not adequately communicated with one another, and their findings have not been integrated into a proven curriculum. Educating Children with Autism outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism. The committee explores what makes education effective for the child with autism and identifies specific characteristics of programs that work. Recommendations are offered for choosing educational content and strategies, introducing interaction with other children, and other key areas. This book examines some fundamental issues, including: How children's specific diagnoses should affect educational assessment and planning How we can support the families of children with autism Features of effective instructional and comprehensive programs and strategies How we can better prepare teachers, school staffs, professionals, and parents to educate children with autism What policies at the federal, state, and local levels will best ensure appropriate education, examining strategies and resources needed to address the rights of children with autism to appropriate education. Children with autism present educators with one of their most difficult challenges. Through a comprehensive examination of the scientific knowledge underlying educational practices, programs, and strategies, Educating Children with Autism presents valuable information for parents, administrators, advocates, researchers, and policy makers.

Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Carolyn Blackburn,Barry Carpenter,Jo Egerton
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Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by Carolyn Blackburn,Barry Carpenter,Jo Egerton Book Resume:

The range of learning difficulties associated with children who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) has been highlighted as an emerging but little understood area of Special Educational Needs. This engaging, timely, and highly practical book will raise awareness about FASDs and their associated difficulties across the entire education workforce. It provides a range of specialist, practical tried-and-tested teaching and learning strategies, from which teachers and support staff may construct personalised learning plans for students with FASDs, and will help improve outcomes for all their children. It also: explains the impact that FASDs can have on the child’s brain; discusses the overlapping and co-existing disorders, such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders; shows how to support and empower teachers; provides ready-to-use teaching resources and strategies that can be used directly in the classroom. Informed by the very latest research and written by leading experts in the field, Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders will prove invaluable for experienced teachers and teaching assistants who are engaging in Continuing Professional Development, as well as newly qualified and training Initial Teacher Training students.

Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Michelle R. Haney
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Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Michelle R. Haney Book Resume:

As prevalence rates and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) increase, there is a need for all educators to have a basic understanding of the disorder and how to teach affected children. Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educators Partnering with Families introduces, in an accessible manner, the significant body of research and theory in the field of autism within the larger context of understanding the unique socio-cultural dimensions of individuals with ASD and their families. Engaging and user-friendly, Michelle Haney's text provides future educators insight into the complexity and diversity of children with ASD, the wide range of interventions and processes for make decisions about choosing interventions (teaming with parents to provide optimal educational opportunities), and the personal/professional growth that is likely to take place during such a journey.

The Educator's Guide to Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Josefa Ben-Arieh,Helen J. Miller
Publisher: Corwin Press
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The Educator's Guide to Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders by Josefa Ben-Arieh,Helen J. Miller Book Resume:

Use this guide to identify students with ASD, organize the classroom; manage time; promote independence, communication, and appropriate behaviors; and select visual strategies, tools, and curriculum resources.

Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Tristram Smith
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Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Tristram Smith Book Resume:

An indispensable resource for K-12 educators and autism specialists, this highly practical book shows how to include students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in general education settings. Tristram Smith and his associates present a research-based, step-by-step process for assessing students at a range of skill levels, planning and implementing successful inclusion programs, and working as a team with other professionals and with parents. The book is packed with specific strategies for helping students with ASD follow the daily routine, learn from the general education curriculum, interact with peers, and overcome problem behavior. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, it features dozens of reproducible worksheets and forms.

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in China and Finland

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Author: Xiaoyi Hu,Eija Kärnä
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in China and Finland by Xiaoyi Hu,Eija Kärnä Book Resume:

This book addresses the difficult challenges that children with autism present educators. By comprehensively examining the scientific knowledge underlying educational practices, programs and strategies in China and Finland, it provides valuable information for parents, administrators, researchers, and policy makers. This book examines the following fundamental issues related to the education of children with autism: •How children's specific diagnoses should affect educational assessment and planning •How we can support the families of children with autism •Features of effective instructional and comprehensive programs and strategies •How we can better prepare teachers, school staff, professionals and parents when it comes to educating children with autism •What policies at the national and local levels will best ensure appropriate education, examining strategies and resources needed to address the rights of children with autism to appropriate education

Educating the Young Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Grades PK - 3

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Author: Michael C. Abraham,Sherrill B. Flora
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Educating the Young Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Grades PK - 3 by Michael C. Abraham,Sherrill B. Flora Book Resume:

Move from diagnosis to inclusion to education using Educating the Young Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders for all grades. Due to a trend toward inclusion, increased incidence, and increased and broadening diagnosis, many teachers expect to encounter students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Students with ASD can be challenging to teach, especially in a busy, noisy, elementary classroom. ASD causes these students to struggle with communication and socialization, which affects all aspects of their lives. This 64-page book guides teachers through all steps of introducing a student with ASD into the classroom, participating on an IEP team, developing a welcoming classroom, fostering social development and communication, and moving forward with the curriculum. The book also includes a special section for parents.

Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani
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Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders by Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani Book Resume:

Create an appropriate learning environment to help children with ASD develop lifelong independence! This user-friendly resource summarizes current research and presents a comprehensive overview of how to teach students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In a step-by-step format, the book covers intervention strategies for implementing effective programs that give youngsters with ASD the opportunity to learn and interact with their peers. The authors cover specific disorders and discuss: Specific instructional approaches Behavioral, skill-based, and physiologically-based intervention models A comprehensive team approach that includes parents Assistive technology options Support services for transition to adult life

Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani
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Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani Book Resume:

Written by experts in special education and psychology, this user-friendly resource summarizes current research and presents a comprehensive overview of how to teach students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The authors discuss intervention strategies for implementing effective educational programs that give youngsters with ASD the opportunity to learn and interact with their peers. This practical book describes the characteristics of specific disorders, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, Rett syndrome, and Asperger syndrome. Other topics include: Overview of effective interventions Creating quality educational programs and collaborating with parents Strategies for classroom management, communication development, and social skills Characteristics, learning styles, and intervention strategies Behavior and discipline issues Facilitating inclusion Specific instructional approaches Behavioral, skill-based, and physiologically based intervention models Assistive technology options Support services for transition from high school to adult life Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders addresses the most significant, everyday challenges that general and special education teachers face in reaching students with ASD.

Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Author: Heather MacKenzie
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Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Heather MacKenzie Book Resume:

Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. The book gives greater insight into the perspective and behavior of a child with autism and explores how the child's learning preferences, strengths and interests can be used to facilitate learning and enhance motivation. Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the author provides a comprehensive model for developing lifelong independent learning skills in children with autism between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. The book describes the underlying principles, learning preferences and strengths typical of children with autism and offers a detailed but flexible program structure based on these concepts. Easy to follow activities and approaches are described in each chapter, along with clear examples and illustrations. This accessible and practical book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, support workers, therapists and others concerned with learning and development in children with autism.

Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Johnny L. Matson
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Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Johnny L. Matson Book Resume:

Autism was once thought of as a rare condition, until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network released the statistic that about 1 in every 150 eight-year-old children in various areas across the United States is afflicted by an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. This news led to a dramatic expansion of research into autism spectrum disorders and to the emergence of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as the preferred method of treatment, even among prescribing practitioners. Applied Behavioral Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ably synthesizes research data and trends with best-practice interventions into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource. Within its chapters, leading experts review current ABA literature in depth; identify interventions most relevant to children across the autism spectrum; and discuss potential developments in these core areas: Assessment methods, from functional assessment to single case research designs. Treatment methods, including reinforcement, replacement behaviors, and other effective strategies. The role of the differential diagnosis in ABA treatment planning. Specific deficit areas: communication, social skills, stereotypies/rituals. Target behaviors, such as self-injury, aggression, adaptive and self-help problems. ASD-related training concerns, including maintenance and transition issues, and parent training programs. This volume is a vital resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in clinical child and school psychology as well as the related fields of education and mental health.

Practical Sensory Programmes

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Author: Sue Larkey
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Practical Sensory Programmes by Sue Larkey Book Resume:

Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) often have sensory processing difficulties. They may be very sensitive to particular sounds or materials, or unresponsive to injuries most children would find painful. This practical book offers a six-step approach to developing a successful programme to help children cope with sensory input they find overwhelming, and to identify activities they may find relaxing or rewarding. Sue Larkey draws on her experience of working with children with autism to offer more than 30 activities using touch, sound, taste, vision and movement, and gives advice on how to use these activities as opportunities to improve children's communication skills. She provides detailed photocopiable checklists to assess children's sensory reactions, sleep patterns, sense of movement and use of eye contact. Parents, occupational therapists and educational professionals will find this workbook to be a rich source of fun ideas for improving sensory processing in autism, and easily adaptable for children with other special needs.

Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Michelle Grenier
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Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders by Michelle Grenier Book Resume:

Current estimates are that 1 out of 88 children will be diagnosed with some form of autism. Planning a curriculum that includes all students, including those with ASD, can be a challenging task but well worth the effort. This book identifies strategies that highlight students’ skills, interests, and abilities though collaborative practices, environmental design, and assistive technologies. Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach • introduces the inclusion spectrum as a tool to help teachers analyze appropriate instruction for students, aligning abilities with curriculum and activity context; • provides information on tools such as scripts, video modeling, social stories, and choice boards to assist teachers in developing programs; • presents a variety of activities that teachers can choose from to help students with ASD develop social and motor skills; and • assimilates best practices from general and adapted PE as well as autism training and research that offer solutions for increased student engagement in physical education. Written by contributors with extensive experience in developing inclusive programming for students with ASD, Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach is ideal for physical education and adapted physical education courses across the K-12 curriculum. Part I provides an understanding of students with ASD that offers insights from parents’ and teachers’ perspectives. From there, the authors examine the application of the inclusion spectrum that helps teachers plan for appropriate instruction. Readers will also find communication and social learning tools they can use to minimize the stress students may experience while optimizing learning experiences. Assessment protocols assist with the development of relevant IEP goals and objectives. Part II contains individualized and group games and activities that enhance lifelong learning for students with ASD. Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach is a practical resource that helps teachers design optimal plans for including students with ASD in general and adapted physical education classes. The manual contains numerous strategies, tools, and resources that assist teachers with individualizing instruction in ways that foster positive peer relationships as well as development of social and motor skills. It’s a win-win situation for all—teachers, parents, and most of all the students.

Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Kats, Yefim
Publisher: IGI Global
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Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kats, Yefim Book Resume:

Special education encompasses a broad range of techniques and tools for a catering to children with unique educational needs. Children in need of additional learning support, including children on the autism spectrum, benefit from continued research in emerging educational tools and pedagogies for best catering to their needs. Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders focuses on a well-rounded approach to special education, including perspectives on administration and leadership, course development, psychological and counseling support, educational technologies, and classroom management strategies. Emphasizing timely research focused on creating opportune learning environments for children on the autism spectrum, this publication is an essential reference source for educators, school administrators, graduate-level students, and researchers in the field of education.

Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Dianne Zager,Michael L. Wehmeyer
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Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Dianne Zager,Michael L. Wehmeyer Book Resume:

Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder supports teachers in preparing secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to succeed in school, work and beyond. Focused on enabling students to successfully pursue further education and meaningful career paths, chapters incorporate person-centered, student-directed planning into instructional programming throughout the text. Featuring helpful vignettes to demonstrate concepts in action, curriculum areas address community living skills, academics, social communication and interaction, and career preparation. Grounded in current research and Universal Design for Learning practices, this guide is an essential resource for educators, therapists, and anyone seeking to create fluid, adaptable programs for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Teaching Adolescents With Autism

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Author: Walter Kaweski
Publisher: Corwin Press
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Teaching Adolescents With Autism by Walter Kaweski Book Resume:

Reaching teens with autism requires knowledge and heart Award-winning educator Walter Kaweski offers secondary teachers practical strategies and heartfelt insights based on his extensive experience as an inclusion coordinator and father of a son with Asperger syndrome. Students with special needs often require extra support as they adjust to adolescence. This book offers hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers: Understand autism Solve adolescent behavior challenges Help students adjust to social situations Implement academic and behavioral interventions This unique resource takes the mystery out of autism and inspires teachers to appreciate the individuality of each student.

Educating Students on the Autistic Spectrum

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Author: Martin Hanbury
Publisher: SAGE
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Educating Students on the Autistic Spectrum by Martin Hanbury Book Resume:

The aim of this book is to make sure all students on the Autistic Spectrum are given the opportunity to engage in appropriate teaching and learning experiences. It considers the individual with autism, and offers tried and tested approaches that have worked, giving background information on autism and its impact on the learner. In this new edition, the author has added: - more information on sensory issues - an increasingly holistic view of the student with autism - new ideas for curriculum planning in mainstream settings - advice on multi-professional working - guidance on developing positive working relationships with parents and carers There is a wealth of new electronic material available to download from the SAGE website, including photocopiable materials, PowerPoint presentations and checklists. A must-have resource for all practitioners working with children and young people on the autistic spectrum, this book will improve your inclusive practice and ensure positive outcomes for these children.

Embracing and Educating the Autistic Child

Embracing and Educating the Autistic Child [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Nicholas D. Young,Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos,Melissa A. Mumby
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Embracing and Educating the Autistic Child by Nicholas D. Young,Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos,Melissa A. Mumby Book Resume:

This book contains essential information on understanding the autistic mind, promising evidence-based practices, critical components to developing programming for the autistic student, and the importance of transitional services and supports for this population.

Empowering Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Empowering Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Amanda Webster,Joy Cumming,Susannah Rowland
Publisher: Springer
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Empowering Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Amanda Webster,Joy Cumming,Susannah Rowland Book Resume:

This book presents an international research-based framework that has empowered parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to become critical decision makers to actively guide their child’s learning and self-advocacy. Parents can use this framework to identify their child’s vision and dreams, and to work with educators and service providers to establish specific learning goals and to implement effective interventions and programs that enable their child to achieve those goals and realise their vision for the future. The book begins by reviewing available research on evidence-based practice for children with ASD and outlining the Cycle of Learning decision-making framework for parents and professionals. Throughout the remainder of the book, case studies are presented to illustrate the ways in which different parents have successfully utilised this framework to develop effective plans for their child and to advocate for learning and education programs for both their child and other children with ASD in school and community settings. In addition, it highlights concrete examples of how parents have used the framework to empower their children with ASD to develop their self-awareness and self-determination, and to be able to self-advocate as they move through adolescence and into adult life.

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Dion Betts,Nancy J Patrick
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dion Betts,Nancy J Patrick Book Resume:

If you have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with the challenges of daily life, then this book is for you! Hints and Tips... is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder. Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick provide creative, practical strategies to help parents and caregivers to support their child, and to enable their child to develop the social skills needed to manage and enjoy daily life to the fullest. The book is split into five parts: home life, hygiene, community, medical, and schools and organizations. Common problem areas are also tackled in a toolkit section, which includes checklists, ‘to do’ lists, visual schedules, and mnemonics to aid memory and retrieval. Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is an essential aid for parents and carers to make small and simple changes that result in big improvements in the quality of life of children, their families, and carers.

The Educator's Guide to Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Josefa Ben-Arieh,Helen J. Miller
Publisher: Corwin Press
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The Educator's Guide to Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders by Josefa Ben-Arieh,Helen J. Miller Book Resume:

Use this guide to identify students with ASD, organize the classroom; manage time; promote independence, communication, and appropriate behaviors; and select visual strategies, tools, and curriculum resources.

Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Tristram Smith
Publisher: Guilford Press
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Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Tristram Smith Book Resume:

An indispensable resource for K-12 educators and autism specialists, this highly practical book shows how to include students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in general education settings. Tristram Smith and his associates present a research-based, step-by-step process for assessing students at a range of skill levels, planning and implementing successful inclusion programs, and working as a team with other professionals and with parents. The book is packed with specific strategies for helping students with ASD follow the daily routine, learn from the general education curriculum, interact with peers, and overcome problem behavior. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, it features dozens of reproducible worksheets and forms.

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Author: Nicholas W. Gelbar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Nicholas W. Gelbar Book Resume:

Adolescence is a challenging stage for all individuals, especially for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD face increased social isolation and engage in more challenging behaviors during adolescence. They also experience increased mental health challenges including anxiety and depression, and they are among the least likely of any disability group to attend college, be competitively employed, or live independently. At the same time, adolescents with ASD face a major shift in available services and support as they exit the K-12 educational system. The need to present what is known about this group in order to inform clinicians, researchers, and educators cannot be understated. Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder synthesizes current science on adolescents and young adults with ASD in order to inform mental health practitioners and education professionals who work directly with these individuals. While early childhood interventions for ASD have been extensively developed and tested, research on adolescents and young adults with ASD has lagged behind until recently. This comprehensive handbook can be utilized to train students and professionals in applied mental health roles. The handbook includes three sections: Part I reviews diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with ASD; Part II details how to support their educational needs; and Part III discusses special populations including college students and young women. Chapters highlight recommendations for clinicians and include study questions and additional resources.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Dianne Zager,David F. Cihak,Angi Stone-MacDonald
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dianne Zager,David F. Cihak,Angi Stone-MacDonald Book Resume:

The fourth edition of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment continues the mission of its predecessors: to present a comprehensive, readable, and up-to-date overview of the field of autism; one that links research, theory, and practice in ways that are accessible to students, practitioners, and parents. During the last decade, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have emerged as the fastest growing developmental disability, and, in response to the dramatic increase in diagnoses, diagnostic criteria in the newly published DSM-5 are significantly different than they were in the DSM IV-R. The structure, content, and format of Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4th Edition have been revised to accommodate changes in the field and to illuminate the current state of the art in the study of autism. New information on early identification, transition education from adolescence through to adulthood, neurobiological research, and technology-based solutions is included.

Instructional Strategies for Students With Mild, Moderate, and Severe Intellectual Disability

Instructional Strategies for Students With Mild, Moderate, and Severe Intellectual Disability [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Richard M. Gargiulo,Emily C. Bouck
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Instructional Strategies for Students With Mild, Moderate, and Severe Intellectual Disability by Richard M. Gargiulo,Emily C. Bouck Book Resume:

Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild, Moderate, and Severe Intellectual Disability supports teacher educators who are preparing pre-service or in-service teachers to instruct students with intellectual disability from preschool through transition. As a solid, research based methods textbook, it focuses on providing strategies and approaches for how to teach across the spectrum of intellectual abilities and shows how teaching these students involves attention to evidence-based practice. The book presents academic, functional, and behavioral instructional strategies for all these populations.

Self-Determination

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Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer,Sharon L. Field
Publisher: Corwin Press
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Self-Determination by Michael L. Wehmeyer,Sharon L. Field Book Resume:

This teacher-friendly guide presents research-proven instructional techniques that empower students with disabilities to become their own advocates and use effective choice-making, problem-solving, and goal-setting skills.

Teaching Music to Students with Autism

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Author: Alice M. Hammel,Ryan M. Hourigan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Teaching Music to Students with Autism by Alice M. Hammel,Ryan M. Hourigan Book Resume:

Teaching Music to Students with Autism is a comprehensive practical guide for music educators who work with students with autism. Authors and veteran music educators Alice M. Hammel and Ryan M. Hourigan offer an approach centered in inclusion designed for music educators, music teacher educators, and all those who have an interest in the education of students with autism. In this second edition, the authors offer fully up-to-date information on the diagnosis of autism, advocating for students and music programs, and creating and maintaining a team-approach when working with colleagues. A significant portion of the book is focused on understanding the communication, cognition, behavior, sensory, and socialization challenges inherent in students with autism and ways to structure classroom experiences and learning opportunities for all students. A chapter of classroom snapshots (vignettes) written by teachers in the field of music education provides additional opportunities to transfer information to 'real life' situations. Finally, the book offers a chapter of print and web resources for further study.

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER ACROSS THE LIFESPAN Part I, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America, E-Book

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER ACROSS THE LIFESPAN Part I, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America, E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robert w Wisner Carlson,Scott R Pekrul,Thomas Flis,Robert Schloesser
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER ACROSS THE LIFESPAN Part I, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America, E-Book by Robert w Wisner Carlson,Scott R Pekrul,Thomas Flis,Robert Schloesser Book Resume:

This issue of Psychiatric Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Robert Wisner-Carlson, Thomas Flis, Scott Pekrul, and Robert Schloesser will discuss a number of important topics addressing Autism Disorders Across the lifespan. This issue is one of four each year selected by our series consulting editor, Dr. Harsh Trivedi of Sheppard Pratt Health System. Part II of this issue will be publishing subsequently. Articles in this issue include: Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan; The Role of Diagnostic Instruments in Dual and Differential Diagnosis in Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan; Current Approaches to the Pharmacologic Treatment of Core Symptoms Across the Lifespan of Autism Spectrum Disorder; Autism and Education; The Transition to Adulthood for Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Social Skills Training in Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan; Competitive Integrated Employment for Youth and Adults with Autism: Findings from a Scoping Review; Transitioning from Adolescence to Adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview of Planning and Legal Issues; Intersection of Eating Disorders and the Female Profile of Autism; and Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder in Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan.

Enhancing the Well-Being of Students on the Autism Spectrum

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Author: Joanne Danker
Publisher: Routledge
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Enhancing the Well-Being of Students on the Autism Spectrum by Joanne Danker Book Resume:

The importance of enhancing students’ well-being is recognised around the world, yet the well-being of autistic students remains largely unexplored. With the increasing enrolment of autistic students in mainstream schools, it is imperative to develop a comprehensive understanding of the well-being of autistic students to facilitate their sense of well-being in school. Enhancing the Well-Being of Students on the Autism Spectrum offers an in-depth understanding of the well-being of students on the autism spectrum using the innovative research methodology, Photovoice. Throughout the text, the author incorporates photographs taken by students on the autism spectrum, as well as interviews with the students, their teachers, and parents, to bring the authentic experiences of these students to the fore. The book also covers: An overview of the well-being of autistic students; Barriers to the well-being of autistic students and ways to overcome them; Protective factors of the well-being of autistic students and ways to develop these within the school context. This book is a necessary companion for postgraduate students in the field of education and special education, practitioners within the school context, and researchers interested in the area of autism spectrum condition or student well-being.

Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Jennifer B. Ganz
Publisher: Springer
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Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Jennifer B. Ganz Book Resume:

Just as autism is a continuum of disorders, it is associated with a broad range of neurodevelopmental, social, and communication deficits. For individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has a major impact on their daily lives, often reducing the occurrence of challenging behaviors. Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a practical guide to the field, offering readers a solid grounding in ASD, related complex communication needs (CCN), and AAC, especially visual and computer-based technologies. Widely used interventions and tools in AAC are reviewed—not just how they work, but why they work—to aid practitioners in choosing those most suited to individual clients or students. Issues in evaluation for aided AAC and debates concerning its usability round out the coverage. Readers come away with a deeper understanding of the centrality of communication for clients with ASD and the many possibilities for intervention. Key areas of coverage include: AAC and assessment of people with ASD and CCN. Interdisciplinary issues and collaboration in assessment and treatment. AAC intervention mediated by natural communication partners. Functional communication training with AAC. The controversy surrounding facilitated communication. Sign language versus AAC. Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders is an essential resource for clinicians/practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in such fields as child and school psychology, speech pathology, language education, developmental psychology, behavior therapy, and educational technology.

Educating Special Students

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Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
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Educating Special Students by Michael Farrell Book Resume:

Educating Special Students is the definitive guide to evidence based practice and professionally informed approaches to provision for special students. Now in its third edition, the book sets out ideas of best practice relating to different disabilities and disorders, helpfully discussing what might constitute effective provision. This edition has been updated to take account of new ways of classifying disabilities and disorders, and recent developments in research and practice, including the 2014 SEND Code of Practice (England) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition DSM-5TM. A new appendix provides information on basic anatomy and physiology. International in scope, the book explores issues relating to: intellectual disability (profound, moderate to severe, and mild) sensory impairments orthopaedic impairment and motor disorders, health impairments, and traumatic brain injury oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder communication disorders (speech, grammar and comprehension, semantics and pragmatics), and autism spectrum disorder specific learning disorders with impairment in reading, written expression and mathematics, and developmental co-ordination disorder. Educating Special Students will be of interest to all those studying special education, professionals, and others committed to seeking the best provision for special students.

Special Education Transition Services for Students with Disabilities

Special Education Transition Services for Students with Disabilities [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jeffrey P. Bakken,Festus E. Obiakor
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
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Special Education Transition Services for Students with Disabilities by Jeffrey P. Bakken,Festus E. Obiakor Book Resume:

This book discusses the considerable challenges students with disabilities conquer in education, varying from relationships with teachers and academics, learning resources, and everyday social situations.

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Elaine Keane,Trevor Clark,Debra Costley,Kathleen Lane
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education by Elaine Keane,Trevor Clark,Debra Costley,Kathleen Lane Book Resume:

Students on the autism spectrum often face difficulties in the secondary education environment that result from a lack of awareness on the part of their teachers and peers. This guide acquaints teachers with all the information and practical tools needed to understand and support their students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book presents specific, ready-to-use classroom initiatives with example worksheets, checklists and timetables to help students keep organised with their school work. It also covers general obstacles such as social situations, anxiety, mental health issues and extracurricular activities and how adults can help. Guidance about the leaving school stage and how to ensure the teen is equipped to make the best possible decisions about their future is included. Packed with useful information and examples, this book will be a lifesaving resource for teachers, and everyone else working in secondary education, who want to help their students with autism to stay focused and positive at school.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Julie A. Deisinger,Sandra Burkhardt,Timothy J. Wahlberg,Anthony F. Rotatori,Festus E. Obiakor
Publisher: IAP
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Autism Spectrum Disorders by Julie A. Deisinger,Sandra Burkhardt,Timothy J. Wahlberg,Anthony F. Rotatori,Festus E. Obiakor Book Resume:

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has received considerable educational, research, medical and media attention the past ten years. Yet the condition was first described more than a hundred years ago. Due to the disorder being confused with childhood schizophrenia, there was a lack of definitive attention by special educators, medical professionals and mental health clinicians to advance parameters related to: causes; prevalence; identification and diagnosis; education and treatment. Positively, this confusion changed starting in the 1980s with the clarification of the differences between these disorders with the 1980 publication of the” Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM-III). Soon after, the 1990 federal legislation “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” recognized the disorder as a disability category eligible for special education services. Both of these events lead to an explosion of information related to: finding causes; accurate identification and diagnosis; best educational practices; and social, emotional, and behavioral treatments. Even with this explosion in the body of knowledge concerned with this disorder, much more needs to be learned and discovered. The successful use of this body of knowledge requires that accurate information be provided to educators, parents, clinicians, medical professionals, and mental health professionals to counter misinformation that exists among the general public, educators and clinical professionals. This is the primary purpose of “Autism Spectrum Disorders: Inclusive Community for the 21st Century”. It is accomplished by chapters on: the delineation of a blueprint for systems of care for persons with ASD and their families; a model to assist professionals in tackling the challenge of developing employability for individuals with high functioning ASD; best practice and research guidelines that lead to an affirmative ASD diagnosis; a comprehensive and current synopsis of genetic factors associated with ASD; adjustment challenges that may be present for a sibling of an individual with ASD; a comprehensive description of an innovative community-based clinic that provides services needed by Individuals with ASD to meet their social, behavioral, educational and mental health needs; and effective treatment strategies and techniques that can be utilized by parents and educators to work effectively with children who have ASD. The chapters are written by researchers, clinicians, business professionals, and university professors who have an extensive knowledge of ASD. The contents of the book are an excellent reference for special education teachers, school psychologists, practicing mental health clinicians, and parents and family members of children and adults with ASD.