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Strategies at Hand: Quick and Handy Strategies for Working With Students on the Autism Spectrum
Strategies at Hand reintroduces the much-valued concept of convenience to teachers, paraprofessionals and related professionals who work with students with autism spectrum disorders. It features easy-to-implement strategies that can be used in all types of educational settings and situations. This tool is broken down into five color-coded sections that are easy to locate and use: Learning Environments (classroom, field trips, etc.), Areas of Student Need (communication, behavior, etc.), Transitions (substitute teachers, school assemblies, etc.), Alphabetical Explanations of Terms (functional behavioral assessment, picture communication systems, etc.), and Resources and References.
Strategies at Hand: Quick and Handy Positive Behavior Support Strategies
Building upon the success of the best-selling Strategies at Hand: Quick and Handy Strategies for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum, authors Mueller and Brewer tackle the critical issue of behavior in their latest practical resource for parents, teachers and other professionals. Using the same handy flip book format that made their earlier autism spectrum disorder resource such a welcomed tool, Strategies at Hand: Quick Positive Behavior Support Strategies contains a wide range of behavioral supports divided into Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Interventions, in keeping with the Response to Intervention (RTI) continuum. In addition to practical suggestions for each level, Strategies at Hand provides a quick overview of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, collect data and much more - all in color-coded sections that make it ideal for quickly solving problems on the spot. Co-published with CEC.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Robin Brewer, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado. She previously served as a special education teacher and a behavioral consultant for the Colorado Department of Education. Robin started the Autism Task Force while at the Colorado Department of Education and continues to be an active member, training teams to work with students with autism around the state.
Tracy Gershwin Mueller, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. She received her PhD in special education from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Tracy previously worked as a special education teacher and a behavior analyst for families of children and adults with behavior challenges. Her areas of expertise include positive behavior support, parent-school partnerships, and alternative dispute resolution. Tracy is a Colorado-trained mediator.