Learning in Safe Schools

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June, 2017
Faye Brownlie and Judith King
2011
Learning in Safe Schools

Implementing inclusive strategies can be complicated. To help alleviate potential roadblocks, this book, dedicated to educators, demonstrates how to create classroom environments where all students can learn and belong. To develop such an inclusive classroom, examples, reviews and information are presented in an easy to read manner. Additionally, the book’s information aligns with the BC curriculum’s core competencies providing teachers with easy to implement strategies. Not only does this resource outline strategies for all learners, but provides examples which can be translated to help those on the autism spectrum.

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Author: Judith King, Faye Brownlie
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages

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Autism and Appropriate Touch

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May, 2017
Abigail Werner James
2015
Autism and Appropriate Touch

Individuals with ASD experience challenges with social skills. One area which can be challenging to teach is appropriate personal space and touch. As such, this book contains photocopiable resources to teach children with ASD appropriate and inappropriate touch. Concepts are broken down into 10 lessons and can be used with older or younger students.

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Author: Abigail Werner Werner James
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2015)
Binding: Paperback, 136 pages

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Transition Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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April, 2017
Jean Feldman
2000
Transition Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The classroom can be a difficult place for students with ASD or other special needs to manage. Often, transitions – the process of stopping one activity and starting another – can cause problem behaviour. To help, this book provides many different activities to ease transitions. Brain research and literacy outcomes are used as the basis for the book’s suggestions and strategies. For teachers in BC, the activities mesh or can be adapted for the new curriculum.

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Author: Jean Feldman
Publisher: Gryphon House Inc. (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 208 pages

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Teaching Social Skills to Youth

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March, 2017
Jeff Tierney, Erin Green, Tom Dowd
2016
Teaching Social Skills to Youth

Teaching Social Skills to Youth: An Easy-to-Follow Guide to Teaching 183 Basic to Complex Life Skills includes many lessons directed at helping individuals with social skill deficits employ necessary skills at home, school and the greater community. The book includes general teaching tips and tricks along with specific lessons. When using these lessons with your students, you may have to individualize them and add additional supports. For example, if you are teaching a student how to accept “no” for an answer, you may need to pair the lesson with a video model. Lessons are also located on a CD for quick access. Overall, a great resource on hand to develop social skills for students!

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Author: Erin Green, Tom Dowd
Publisher: Boys Town Press (2016)
Binding: Paperback, 310 pages

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The Adventures of Stretch More

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February, 2017
Trina Epstein, Psy. D. & Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
2014
The Adventures of Stretch More

The Adventures of Stretch More: Pick-Your-Path-Stories for Solving Problems Together is a self-directed book dedicated to collaborative problem solving for students with teachers or parents. This book would be very beneficial for a child who has difficulty with problem solving, adapting to change and/or is easily frustrated. Through this book, students choose one of three stories and, as the story progresses, choose what happens next to Stretch. This allows the student to interactively problem solve with parents and teachers! Authors focus on this method to help students develop lacking and lagging skills.

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Author: Ross Greene, Trina Epstein
Publisher: Special-Needs Collection (2014)
Binding: Paperback, 136 pages

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A Friend’s and Relative’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

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January, 2017
Ann Palmer
2014
A Friend’s and Relative’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

A Friend’s and Relative’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism: How can I Help? has been created to help friends and extend family members provide meaningful support to families who have a child diagnosed with autism. For many families, having their child receive the diagnosis of ASD can be emotional and pose challenges for loved ones and friends to provide support they need. The book contains a description of autism spectrum disorder, the diagnosis process and the resulting impact on families. Real life stories are shared to provide examples of how families change when this diagnosis occurs. Lists of strategies, supports and references are provided for additional information.

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Author: Ann Palmer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 224 pages

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Transition or Transformation: Helping young people with ASD

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December, 2016
2010
Transition or Transformation: Helping young people with ASD

Transition or Transformation: Helping young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder set out on a hopeful road towards their adult lives discusses transition programing developed for individuals with ASD at a special needs school. Within the book, authors used strategies and interventions with their own students to help them successfully transition into adult life. Background information, procedures, and personal accounts from individuals involved in the research are included. Overall, researchers found the transition process increased student’s confidence, enabled them to reach their greatest potential and, for many, gave them the skills needed to obtain employment after graduating.

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Author: Stephanie Lord, Julia Hardy, John Clements
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 176 pages

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Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities

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November, 2016
Laurence R. Sargent, Darlene Perner, Toni Cook
Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities

These social skills lesson books are intended to help teachers in elementary and secondary classrooms teach social skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Compared to previous versions, this book has a distinctive focus on including those with ASD and other developmental disabilities in general classroom settings. Each volume comes with 50 printable sheets, which include assessments, checklists, homework forms, photographs and comic strips. These are intended to be used with lessons provided in the book or you can alternatively create your own lesson. Overall, this book is intended increase an individual’s social competency and their overall social inclusion within the school system.

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Author: Toni Cook, Darlene Perner, Laurence R. Sargent
Publisher: Council Exceptional Children (2011)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 324 pages

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A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

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October, 2016
Debra Costley, Elaine Keane, Trevor Clark and Kathie Lane
2012
A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

For secondary and middle school teachers, including and creating meaningful experiences for students with autism can become increasingly challenging. This book breaks down core concept areas, allowing for meaningful changes to be made to daily routines, IEPs and transition planning. Concept areas include: understanding ASD (causes, behaviours and theories), implications of ASD in high school, combating common obstacles experienced by high school students with ASD, and transition planning. Specific activities, worksheets and timetables are included so the reader can implement strategies with students. This book is highly recommended for any high school teacher working with individuals with special needs.

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Author: Kathleen Lane, Debra Costley, Trevor Clark, Elaine Keane
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages

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Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level

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August, 2016
Laura A. Riffel
2011
Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level

Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level is a book intended for teachers supporting students with severe challenging behaviour, which require red zone strategies.

The author goes through the basic principles of behaviour including the functions of behaviour, reinforcing appropriate behaviour, finding alternative replacement behaviours and how to develop an intervention plan specific to the function of the behaviour. The author includes very useful strategies on the basic principles of applied behaviour analysis and positive behaviour support, as well as some data taking strategies. Most techniques are contextually appropriate for teachers to implement in a classroom.

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