The Essential Guide To Secondary School (Digital Book)

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The Early Years: The Foundations For All Learning | by Sue Larkey & Gay von Ess | code: B04 | This book is full of practical ideas to give children with an ASD and other developmental delays the KEYS to learning. Teaching to play, write, draw, imitate etc. Toilet training, community access, etc. To sit, ask for help, wait, play, attention to task, sign songs, etc. Great easy to photocopy programmes.

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A practical guide to secondary school. Ideas for all staff, from curriculum engagement, accommodations, group work, homework, using technology, behaviour support, organisational skills to building independence. Includes proformas to photocopy and save you time. This book has over 100 pages of proven ideas and strategies. MASSIVE TIME SAVER for busy Teachers & Parents

Contents

Introduction…………… 5

3 Essential Criteria for Inclusion………………….. 5

How to Create a Team Approach for Educating Students………………… 5

Challenges Faced by Students with ASD in High School…

6 Key Areas for Success………………………………… 7

Inclusion……………………………………… 8

Good Practice for Inclusion………………………. 8

Why Inclusion…………………………….. 8

Essential Checklist for the Whole School……………………………………………………………. 9

Putting Inclusion into Practice…………………………………………………………………………. 10

10 Essential Strategies for Inclusion…………………………………………………………………. 12

Essential Teaching Guidelines…………………………………………………………………………. 13

Making Learning Meaningful for Teenagers………………………………………………………. 14

10 Essential Strategies for Working with Students with ASD……………………………… 15

Checklist: 17 Successful Strategies for setting up a Classroom…………………………….. 16

Executive Functioning…………………………………………………………………………………….. 17

5 Areas to Support Executive Function……………………………………………………………. 17

Essential Strategies to Support Difficulty with Executive Functioning…………………. 18

Class Expectations and Creating Rules……………………………………………………………… 19

Proforma – Class Expectations…………………………………………………………………. 21

Proforma -Expectations for Year………………………………………………………………. 22

Seating Plan and Giving Instructions………………………………………………………………… 23

Presenting Information…………………………………………………………………………………… 25

Organisational Skills and Successful Strategies…………………………………………………… 26

Proforma – Daily Planner………………………………………………………………………… 28

Proforma – Weekly Planner……………………………………………………………………… 29

School Environments……………………………………………………………………………………… 30

School Carnivals and Successful Strategies………………………………………………………… 31

School Camps and Successful Strategies…………………………………………………………… 33

Proforma – School Camps……………………………………………………………………….. 35

Excursions…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36

Proforma – Excursion………………………………………………………………………………. 38

Curriculum Engagement………………………………………………………………………………….. 39

 

Classroom Adjustments/Modifications/Accommodations/Differentiation…………….. 40

Proforma – Classroom Adjustments/Modifications/Accommodations/Differentiation  41

Specific Curriculum……………………………………………………………………………………….. 42

Health & Physical Education and Sport…………………………………………………. 42

Consider these modifications/adaptations/accommodations……………… 42

Maths……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 44

Consider these modifications/adaptations/accommodations……………… 44

English and English Orals…………………………………………………………………….. 45

Handwriting Skills……………………………………………………………………….. 47

Consider these modifications/adaptations/accommodations……………… 47

Key Essay Words………………………………………………………………………… 48

Key Text Types………………………………………………………………………….. 51

Build Note Taking Skills……………………………………………………………….. 53

Industrial Technology and Design – Report Writing………………………………… 54

Assignments…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 55

Homework……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 58

Tutors………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60

Tests and Exams – Teach Exam Techniques……………………………………………………… 61

Assessment…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 64

Mind Maps………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 65

Proforma – English Story Example……………………………………………………………. 66

Proforma -English Story Straight………………………………………………………………. 67

Substitute Teachers……………………………………………………………………………………….. 69

Proforma – Substitute Teacher………………………………………………………………….. 70

The Importance of Being Perfect and Successful Strategies for the Perfect Student… 71

Motivating and Keeping the Student on Task……………………………………………………. 73

How to Use the Special Interest………………………………………………………………………. 73

Controlling Access to the Special Interest………………………………………………. 74

Using the Special Interest to Teach Curriculum Outcomes……………………….. 75

Controlling the Use of Technology………………………………………………………………….. 75

Anxiety and Successful Strategies for Anxiety…………………………………………………… 76

Support in the School Environment…………………………………………………………………. 78

Mentor…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 79

10 Essential Strategies for Positive Behaviour Support………………………………………. 80

Group Work…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 81

Socialising in Secondary School and Essential Tips……………………………………………. 83

Lunchtime Activities………………………………………………………………………………. 83

Bullying and Enemies……………………………………………………………………………… 84

Asking for Help…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 85

Essential Tips for Support Staff……………………………………………………………………… 87

Essential Tips for Supporting the Teacher………………………………………………………… 88

Transition to Secondary School……………………………………………………………………….. 89

Proforma – Summary Student Profile………………………………………………………… 91

Proforma – Student Transition Profile……………………………………………………….. 92

Essential strategies for IEP’s, ICP’s, etc…………………………………………………………… 95

Post School Transition Planning………………………………………………………………………. 96

Transition to Tertiary Study…………………………………………………………………………… 97

Transition to Work………………………………………………………………………………………… 99

Essential Strategies to Being Work Ready…………………………………………………………. 99

Essential Skills for the Workforce………………………………………………………………….. 100

Preparing for the Social Side of Work……………………………………………………………… 101

Essential Tips for Preparing for the Social Side of Work…………………………………… 101

Communication with the Family……………………………………………………………………. 102

Teacher /Parent Relationship…………………………………………………………………………. 103

5 Strategies for Effective Communication……………………………………………………….. 103

Frequently Asked Questions…………………………………………………………………………. 104

Index………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 110

 

Important notere terminology used in this book

*As we work throughout Australia and New Zealand we find that different terms are used for education support, staff and programs. In this book we are going to use the term “Teacher Assistant” for Education Support Staff, Teacher Aides, Education Support Officers etc. We will also use the term ‘Learning Enrichment’ for Education Support Program, Special Needs, Learning Assistance,  Education Support etc.

 

Note re terminology for ASD. Please note that we are using Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to refer to Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, PDD NOS. We believe these strategies also work for students with ADHD, ADD, ODD, Learning Difficulties etc. However we will use the term ASD to encompass a range of students who need successful strategies for secondary school.