Early intervention is universally considered the cornerstone of effective intervention. This much-needed resource helps parents and professionals address the challenges of early learners with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome, who are often a mystery to educational professionals. In the first chapter, the author builds a foundation by explaining HFA and AS and some typical characteristics, such as sensory issues, attention deficit disorders and difficulties of socialization. Later in the book, she discusses the educational setting and transition planning, including the process of moving into kindergarten or first grade, shadowing and planning for inclusion. Foreword by Linda S. Meyer, EdD, MPA.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Mary Jane Weiss,
PhD, BCBA-D, is an Associate Research Professor at Rutgers University, and is the Director of Research and Training at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University. Her clinical and research interests center on defining best practice ABA techniques, on identifying the specific utilities of various instructional methodologies within ABA, on evaluating the impact of ABA in learners with autism spectrum disorders, and in maximizing family members’ expertise and adaptation. She has written numerous articles and three books on autism, Right from the start: Behavioral Intervention for young children with autism
(co-authored with Sandra Harris, 2nd edition 2007), Reaching out, joining in: Teaching social skills to young children with autism
(co-authored with Sandra Harris, 2001), and Sibling stories: Reflections on life with a brother or sister on the autism spectrum
(co-authored with Lynne Stern Feiges, 2004). She is also a regular presenter at regional, national, and international conferences on topics relevant to ABA and autism. She is currently the President of the Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis.
ISBN 13: 978-1934575147