The Ultimate Guide to School and Home

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  • Over 500 Strategies
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This book provides key strategies for all ages and stages. It offers over 500 practical strategies and timer savers for school and home from engaging disengaged students, what to do if you don’t have a teacher assistant to considerations for setting up a classroom for teachers; and from developing friends to moving house and choosing a school for families. It is the ultimate guide for teachers, parents and all professionals supporting children with autism spectrum disorder, including Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, ODD and other developmental delays.
Contents

Introduction…………………………………………………………… 11

AcceptanceKey……………………………………………………. 12

Diagnosis…………………………………………………………… 13

DSM5………………………………………………………………………. 13

Websites and Checklistsfor Diagnosis……………………. 14

GettingADiagnosis……………………………………………….. 1

Girls onthe Spectrum…………………………………………………… 15

11 Key Ways Girls DifferFromBoys……………………………………… 15

OCD, ODDand ADHD……………………………………………… 16

DisabilityStandards……………………………………………………………………. 19

Making Learning Fun – 12 Key Strategies to MakeLearning Fun……… 20

Build A Strong Relationship withtheStudent……………………………………. 21

9 Key Ways toBuild Rapport…………………………………….. 21

5 Key Ways for Maintaining Positive Relationships with StudentsandChildren.. 22

ExecutiveFunctioning…………………………………. 23

5 Key Areas to Support Difficulty withExecutiveFunctioning……….. 23

Signs of Problems withWorking Memory……………………. 23

Key Strategies to Support Difficulty withExecutiveFunctioning……………. 24

10 Key Strategies for Working with StudentswithASD………………….. 25

Whole School Engagement toEncourage Understanding…………….. 26

  • Key Ways to Engage theBroader Community………………… 26
  • Key Strategies to Celebrate Diversityand Difference………………… 27

Peers inthe Classroom……………………………………………………….. 28

8 Key Strategies to Promote Understanding intheClassroom…………….. 29

It’sNotFair!……………………………………………………………………………. 30

Key Strategies to Eliminate ‘It’sNot Fair’………………………………………….. 30

Summary Profile ofthe Student……………………………………………………….. 31

Things to Include Onthe Profile…………………………………………. 31

How to Use theSummaryProfile…………………………………. 31

Summary Profile- Proforma………………………………………………… 32

10 Key People You Should Share theProfileWith…………………………….. 33

Setting Up A Classroom for StudentswithASD…………………………. 34

Key Strategies for ClassroomSetUp…………………………… 34

Key Strategies for Successful OpenPlanClassrooms…………………… 37

Specialist Teachers andRelief Teachers………………………………. 38

  • Key Strategies for Specialist andReliefTeachers……….38

TeacherAssistants…………………………………………………………………. 39

  • Key Strategies forTeacherAssistants………………………………… 39

8 Key Thoughtsfor Assistants…………………………………………………. 40

5 Key Strategies If You Don’t Havean Assistant………………………. 41

Homework – 10 Key StrategiesforHomework………………………….. 42

Tutors – Key Benefits ofUsingTutors………………………………….. 43

Assignments – Key StrategiesforAssignments……………………. 44

Routines……………………………………………………….. 45

Use A Range Of Strategies toBuild Flexibility……………………. 45

ChoiceMaking…………………………………………………………………………….. 46

Key Strategies forChoice Making………………………………………… 46

Now Next Later- Proforma……………………………………………… 47

Visuals -10 Key Strategiesfor Visuals…………………………………….. 48

EngagingDisengagedStudents………………………………………… 49

Key Strategies To Re -Engage Students……………………………………. 49

Adapting Tasks andMakingAdjustments…………………………………… 51

Testsand Exams……………………………………………….. 51

Health and Physical EducationandSport……………………………….. 51

Sports/AthleticsCarnivals…………………………………………………………… 52

English Studies/WritingAssignments/NoteTaking………………………. 53

Useof Technology………………………………………………………… 53

Orals/Talks/Presentations……………………………………………………………………………. 53

Homework Diaries -KeyStrategies……………………………………………………………… 54

10 Key Strategies for NationalNaplanTesting…………………………………………………………. 55

Timers and Clocks………………………………………………………………………………………………… 56

10 Key Strategies for Using Timersand Clocks……………………………………………… 56

Concept of Time…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 57

Key Strategies to Develop a ConceptOfTime………………………………………………. 57

Motivation and Motivators – Key Strategiesfor Motivation……………………………………… 58

SpecialInterests……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 59

Creating aRewards System……………………………………………………………………………………. 60

12 Key Strategies for an EffectiveRewardsSystem……………………………………….. 60

3 Key Strategies inCreating Rewards……………………………………………………………. 61

10 Key Strategies inUsingRewards……………………………………………………………… 61

Review theReward Plan……………………………………………………………………………… 62

4 Key Strategies to Change theReward Plan………………………………………………….. 62

Earning Points Chart- Proforma…………………………………………………………………… 63

MakingMistakes………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 64

7 Key Strategies to TeachMakingMistakes………………………………………………….. 64

IPad Apps – 10 Key Strategies for Managing IPadsandTablets…………………………………. 65

Reading………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 66

17 Key Strategies toEncourage Reading………………………………………………………… 67

Maths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 68

8 Key Strategies for a SuccessfulMathsProgram…………………………………………… 68

Handwriting…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 69

7 Key Strategies to Help LeftHandedStudents……………………………………………… 70

Importanceof Downtime……………………………………………………………………………………….. 71

Key Strategiesfor Downtime………………………………………………………………………. 71

Highly Distracted Children – WhattoDo…………………………………………………………………. 72

Movement…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 72

Touch……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 73

Sound……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 73

Smell…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 74

SchoolCamps………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 75

Key Strategies to Support Students GoingOnCamp……………………………………… 75

TravelArrangements…………………………………………………………………………………… 75

Activities/Sleep Arrangements/AppropriateJobsEtc……………………………………… 76

Behaviour…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 77

Behaviour as ASecondLanguage………………………………………………………………….. 77

11 Key Strategies to Understanding and DealingwithBehaviour……………………… 78

  • Key Reasons for UnsuccessfulBehaviour Modification……………………………….. 79

Highly Anxious Children – Whatto Do……………………………………………………………………. 80

  • Key Strategies for Creating aCalmEnvironment…………………………………………. 81

6 Key Strategies for Creating a Calm Area at SchoolandHome………………………… 82

5 Key Steps to Developing Self -Calming Strategies………………………………………. 83

SensoryProcessing……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 84

11 Key Signs of SensoryProcessingDifficulties…………………………………………….. 84

Common Causes ofSensoryReactions…………………………………………………………. 85

Sensory Tools – Key Benefits for UsingSensoryTools…………………………………………….. 86

Meltdowns, Shutdowns andCatastrophicReactions…………………………………………………. 87

Meltdowns………………………………………………………………………………………………… 87

Shutdown………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 87

Catastrophic Reactions……………………………………………………………………………….. 87

Common Causes of Meltdown/Shutdown orCatastrophicReactions……………….. 87

Key Strategies to Use When A Child Is Having A MeltdownorShutdown……….. 89

Consequences of Behaviour…………………………………………………………………………. 89

Tantrums……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 90

Difference between a Meltdown anda Tantrum…………………………………………….. 90

Key Strategies to Use When A Child Is Havinga Tantrum……………………………… 90

Anxiety, ASD and the Power ofPreventativeBreaks………………………………………………… 91

Programmes That Can HelpManageAnxiety………………………………………………… 91

Key Strategies forPreventativeBreaks…………………………………………………………. 92

Suspensionand Expulsion……………………………………………………………………………………… 93

7 Key Strategies for Suspensionand Expulsion……………………………………………… 93

Difficulties atBreak Times/Lunchtimes…………………………………………………………………… 94

13 Key Strategies forBreak Times/Lunchtimes……………………………………………… 94

Key Strategies for Creating Successful Clubs andLunchtimeActivities…………….. 95

SocialScripts………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 96

10 Key Reasons Why Social Scripts WorkSoWell………………………………………… 96

3 Key Strategies in CreatingSocialScripts…………………………………………………….. 97

6 Reasons Why Social Scripts SometimesDon’tWork…………………………………… 97

Friends at Homeand School…………………………………………………………………………………… 98

Key Strategies to Help Develop FriendshipsatHome……………………………………. 98

Social Skills OutsideThe Home……………………………………………………………………. 99

Social Skills Opportunities OutsideThe Home………………………………………………. 99

BirthdayParties………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 100

Key Strategies forBirthday Parties…………………………………………………………….. 100

Key Strategies for Partiesat Home……………………………………………………………… 100

Bullying……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 101

10 Signs ofBeing Bullied…………………………………………………………………………… 101

Whole School Approachto Bullying…………………………………………………………… 101

6 Key Strategies for DealingwithBullying………………………………………………….. 102

Why Do Students With ASDBully Others?………………………………………………… 102

What CanBe Done?………………………………………………………………………………….. 102

Choosinga School……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 103

5 Key Points in ChoosingASchool……………………………………………………………. 104

Key Questions That You Need To Answer WhenInterviewingSchools………….. 104

Key Strategies WhenVisitingSchools…………………………………………………………. 105

Key Strategies for Evaluating Your Findings When Looking ForaSchool………… 105

Selecting theRight Teacher…………………………………………………………………………………… 105

Key Strategies in Selecting theRight Teacher……………………………………………….. 105

Transitionto School…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 107

TransitionSecondarySchool………………………………………………………………………………… 108

Transition to Work……………………………………………………………………………………………… 109

Key Strategies to BeingWork Ready………………………………………………………….. 109

Key Strategiesfor Work……………………………………………………………………………. 110

Key Skills forthe Workforce……………………………………………………………………… 110

Key Skills for Preparing Foran Interview……………………………………………………. 111

Key Skills inan Interview………………………………………………………………………….. 111

Tell Me about Yourself- Proforma…………………………………………………………….. 112

Developing A Good Relationship between Homeand School…………………………………… 113

8 Key Strategies forTeam Work………………………………………………………………… 113

3 Key Strategiesfor Meetings……………………………………………………………………. 114

  • Key Strategiesfor Goals…………………………………………………………………………. 114

Communication between Homeand School…………………………………………………………….. 114

  • Key Strategiesfor Communication…………………………………………………………… 114

Communication Books………………………………………………………………………………. 115

Parent Teacher Relationship Breakdown – Whatto Do……………………………………………. 116

Key Strategies forSuccessfulRelationships…………………………………………………. 116

Separationand Divorce………………………………………………………………………………………… 117

Key Strategies for Managing SeparationandDivorce……………………………………. 117

Driver’sLicence………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 118

Key Strategies for Getting aDriversLicence………………………………………………… 118

MovingHouse……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 119

7 Key Strategies forMovingHouse……………………………………………………………. 119

Puberty……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 120

Books for Homeand School………………………………………………………………………. 121

Self-Carefor Parents……………………………………………………………………………………………. 122

Key Strategies for Self- Care……………………………………………………………………… 122

Key Strategies toAvoidStress…………………………………………………………………… 123

FamilyFunctions………………………………………………………………………………………………… 124

Key Strategies forFamilyFunctions…………………………………………………………… 124

Sleep………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 126

16 Key Strategiesfor Sleep………………………………………………………………………… 126

Exercise……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 127

Therapies and Interventions…………………………………………………………………………………. 128

Medication andNaturalRemedies…………………………………………………………………………. 129

Keep aMedicationDiary………………………………………………………………………….. 130

Head Lice – 8KeyStrategies…………………………………………………………………………………. 131

Death, Dyingand Grief………………………………………………………………………………………… 132

14 Key Strategies forManagingGrief…………………………………………………………. 132

People’sInsights…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 134

Dr Temple Grandin – Visual and VerbalLogic Thinkers,……………………………….. 134

Dean Beadle – 10 Key Strategies toSuccessfulEducation………………………………. 136

Dr Wendy Lawson – 9 Key Strategies toEncourageEngagement/Participation…. 137

FrequentlyAskedQuestions………………………………………………………………………………… 138

References………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 141