|Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools
Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools
Laura Dilly, Christine Hall
Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools serves as a guide on how to assess children for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), specifically in school settings. Dilly and Hall offer a general overview of ASD, describe ASD assessment best practices, and explain the process of identifying ASD in schools. Current research and up-to-date science is incorporated in a practitioner-friendly manner, and short case vignettes will increase the accessibility of the book content and illustrate principles. As the rates of ASD reach 1/59 children, and school psychologists are increasingly expected to possess expertise in the assessment of ASD, this book serves as a must have for school psychologists, school social workers, and other practitioners.
Laura J. Dilly, PhD, NCSP, ABPP is a Training Program Manager at the Marcus Autism Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and an adjunct faculty member at the Emory School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Dilly worked in the public schools for a decade in roles including lead school psychologist and training coordinator. As both a certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist, Dr. Dilly bridges the worlds of school-based and medically-based psychological services for children. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Psychological Association as the President Elect.
Christine M. Hall, PhD, is the former director of Clinical and Assessment and Diagnosis at the Marcus Autism Center. She currently maintains a private practice and works in the developmental neurology clinic at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience and expertise in early childhood and developmental disorders.
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|Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gai
Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action 2ed
by William Howe & Penelope Lisi
Providing an essential foundation for pre-service and in-service PK-12 educators, this engaging and practical book focuses on essential questions and theoretical concepts about becoming a multicultural educator.
Award-winning authors William A. Howe and Penelope L. Lisi bring theory and research to life through numerous activities, exercises, and lesson plans designed to heighten the reader’s cultural awareness, knowledge base, and skill set.
Responding to the growing need to increase academic achievement and to prepare teachers to work with diverse populations of students, this text show readers how to incorporate cultural knowledge into more effective classroom practice.
The fully updated Second Edition is packed with new activities and exercises to illustrate concepts readers can apply within their own classrooms and school-wide settings.
Part I: Background
Chapter 1: Multicultural Education: History & Theory, and Evolution
Chapter 2: What is a Multicultural Educator? A 4-Step Model
Part II: Knowledge
Chapter 3: Historical Perspectives on a Multicultural America
Chapter 4: Foundational Knowledge for Culturally Responsive Teaching
Part III: Awareness
Chapter 5: Understanding Cultural Identities and their Influence on Teaching and Learning
Chapter 6: Developing Awareness of Others as Cultural Beings
Part IV: Skills
Chapter 7: Curriculum Development & Lesson Planning
Chapter 8: Instructional Strategies Needed by Multicultural Educators
Chapter 9: Developing Skill in Language and Linguistic Diversity
Chapter 10: Assessment That Is Culturally Responsive
Part V: Action
Chapter 11: Becoming a Multicultural Educator
Chapter 12: Supporting Diverse Learners on a Schoolwide Level
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|Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education: 2ed
Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education: 2nd Edition
by Paul C. Gorski, Seema G. Pothini
Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use.
The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.
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|Girls and Autism
Girls and Autism :
Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives
Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé, Jo Egerton
Often thought of as a predominantly ‘male’ disorder, autism has long gone unidentified, unnoticed and unsupported in girls – sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and mental well-being. As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into autistic girls’ experiences, helping professionals to recognize, understand, support and teach them effectively.
Drawing on the latest research findings, chapters consider why girls have historically been overlooked by traditional diagnostic approaches, identifying behaviours that may be particular to girls, and exploring the ‘camouflaging’ that can make the diagnosis of autistic girls more difficult. Chapters emphasize both the challenges and advantages of autism and take a multidisciplinary approach to encompass contributions from autistic girls and women, their family members, teachers, psychologists and other professionals. The result is an invaluable source of first-hand insights, knowledge and strategies, which will enable those living or working with girls on the autism spectrum to provide more informed and effective support.
Giving voice to the experiences, concerns, needs and hopes of girls on the autism spectrum, this much-needed text will provide parents, teachers and other professionals with essential information to help them support and teach autistic girls more effectively.
194 Pages | Pbk
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|How Many Languages Do We Need: The Economics of Linguistic D
How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity
Authors - Victor Ginsburgh & Shlomo Weber
In the global economy, linguistic diversity influences economic and political development as well as public policies in positive and negative ways. It leads to financial costs, communication barriers, divisions in national unity, and, in some extreme cases, conflicts and war - but it also produces benefits related to group and individual identity. What are the specific advantages and disadvantages of linguistic diversity and how does it influence social and economic progress? This book examines linguistic diversity as a global social phenomenon and considers what degree of linguistic variety might result in the greatest economic good.
Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber look at linguistic proximity between groups and between languages. They describe and use simple economic, linguistic, and statistical tools to measure diversity's impact on growth, development, trade, the quality of institutions, translation issues, voting patterns in multinational competitions, and the likelihood and intensity of civil conflicts. They address the choosing of core languages in a multilingual community, such as the European Union, and argue that although too many official languages might harm cohesiveness, efficiency, and communication, reducing their number brings about alienation and disenfranchisement of groups.
Demonstrating that the value and drawbacks of linguistic diversity are universal, How Many Languages Do We Need? suggests ways for designing appropriate linguistic policies for today's multilingual world.
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|How to Differentiate Instruction...
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, 3rd Edition
by Carol Ann Tomlinson
We differentiate instruction to honour the reality of the students we teach.
They are energetic and outgoing. They are quiet and curious. They are confident and self-doubting. They are interested in a thousand things or deeply immersed in a particular topic. They are academically advanced or “kids in the middle” or struggling due to cognitive, emotional, economic or sociological challenges. More of them than ever speak a different language at home. They learn at different rates and in different ways. And they all come together in our academically diverse classrooms.
Written as a practical guide for teachers, this expanded third edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s ground-breaking work covers the fundamentals of differentiation and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. You’ll learn:
what differentiation is and why it’s essential
how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success
how to manage a differentiated classroom
how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest and learning profile
how to differentiate content, process and products
how to prepare students, parents and yourself for the challenge of differentiation.
First published in 1995 as How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, this new edition reflects evolving best practices in education, the experiences of practitioners throughout the United States and around the world, and Tomlinson’s continuing thinking about how to help each and every student access challenging, high-quality curriculum; engage in meaning-rich learning experiences; and feel at home in a school environment that “fits”.
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