Foreword, by Susan J. Moreno. 1. Is it autism or Asperger - diagnostic criteria. 2. Deficits in social communication. 3. Deficits in social behavior. 4. Sensory differences of children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. 5. Social skills assessment tools - samples and descriptions. 6. Interventions to promote acquisition. 7. IEP development. References. Index.
For teachers and parents who want to address social skills issues with clear, measurable, meaningful goals
Rebecca Moyes worked in collaboration with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to establish the Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders. This organization provides information and support to families of children with autism and the professionals who work with them in the Pittsburgh area. She served as the organization's principal officer for over five years. Her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome eight years ago. Mrs Moyes is a former teacher, and today works as an educational consultant for children with autism spectrum disorders. She produces a quarterly newsletter entitled Building Bridges for teachers and parents of children with this diagnosis.
'I think you are in for quite a treat in reading this book and keeping it on hand as a reference. It is well-organized. The reader can locate a topic and study it briefly or deeply, according to available time and need. Most importantly for both parents and teachers, this book won't waste your time. Parents and professionals share a need for practical, rather than theoretical, advice. This book provides just that. I was so taken with the good, creative information in this book that I have already asked Rebecca to present at my next conference. May Rebecca's book ease your educational burdens, as she has done for the fortunate families she has known since her child was diagnosed.' -from the Foreword by Susan J Moreno, President and Founder of MAAP Services, Editor of The MAAP, and parent