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Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Book Description

Special education encompasses a broad range of techniques and tools for a catering to children with unique educational needs. Children in need of additional learning support, including children on the autism spectrum, benefit from continued research in emerging educational tools and pedagogies for best catering to their needs. Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders focuses on a well-rounded approach to special education, including perspectives on administration and leadership, course development, psychological and counseling support, educational technologies, and classroom management strategies. Emphasizing timely research focused on creating opportune learning environments for children on the autism spectrum, this publication is an essential reference source for educators, school administrators, graduate-level students, and researchers in the field of education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. BOOK CHAPTER OVERVIEW
    2. CONCLUSION
    3. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: Educational Leadership and Integrated Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
      4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. REFERENCES
  9. Section 2: Psychological and Counseling Support for Children and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    1. Chapter 2: Higher Education Transitions and Autism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 3: The Social Experiences of College Students on the Autism Spectrum
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 4: Transition to Gainful Employment of High School Students with ASD
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      4. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      5. RESEARCH DESIGN
      6. DATA ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. IMPLICATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
      10. REFERENCES
      11. APPENDIX A
  10. Section 3: Special Education Support for Children and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    1. Chapter 5: Educational Support at School for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual, and Developmental Disabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STUDY DESIGN
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 6: Handmade Content and School Activities for Autistic Children with Expressive Language Disabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. SCHOOL ACTIVITY AT ABIKO SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION SCHOOL FOR THE MENTALLY CHALLENGED
      6. SCHOOL FOR THE MENTALLY CHALLENGED AT OTSUKA, UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 7: Assessing the Functions of Behavior for Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS BEHAVIOR?
      4. FUNCTIONS OF BEHAVIOR
      5. FUNCTION VS. FORM
      6. CLASSROOM READY FBA
      7. BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN
      8. TEAM-BASED BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
  11. Section 4: Technology Support for Children and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    1. Chapter 8: Assistive Technology-Based Programs to Support Adaptive Behaviors by Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. BACKGROUND
      4. 2. METHOD
      5. 3. LITERATURE OVERVIEW
      6. 4. DISCUSSION
      7. 5. CONCLUSION
      8. 6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: Remediation and Assistive Technologies for Communication Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: The Promise and Relevance of Emerging Technologies in the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
      4. THE SUITABILITY OF COMPUTER MEDIATED ENVIRONMENTS AS INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS
      5. LEARNING AFFORDANCES OF COMPUTER MEDIATED PLATFORMS FOR ASD POPULATION
      6. THE NEW ERA FOR VIRTUAL REALITY AND AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGIES FOR ASD POPULATIONS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTE
    4. Chapter 11: Technological Tools and Interventions to Enhance Learning in Children with Autism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS TO ENHANCE LEARNING SKILLS IN CHILDREN WITH ASD
      4. 3. VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT AND COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT TO SUPPORT THE LEARNING OF CHILDREN WITH ASD
      5. 4. THERAPEUTIC ROBOTS TO TEACH SOCIAL SKILLS, JOINT ATTENTION AND MOTOR SKILLS
      6. 5. LANGUAGE SOFTWARE TOOLS TO OVERCOME COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS
      7. 6. MULTIMEDIA HANDHELD DEVICES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS
      8. 7. FLOOR/TABLE PROJECTIONS AND GAMES FOR IMPROVING SOCIAL SKILLS
      9. 8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      10. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 12: Social Stories in Robot-Assisted Therapy for Children with ASD
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. INTEGRATING ROBOTS INTO ABA-BASED SOCIAL STORY INSTRUCTION
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 13: Potential of Human Tracking in Assistive Technologies for Children with Cognitive Disabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT HUMAN TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
      5. EXISTING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES WITH HUMAN TRACKING
      6. PROPOSED SENSOR FUSION FOR SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN WITH ASD
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 14: The Use of iPad® Devices and “Apps” for ASD Students in Special Education and Speech Therapy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TECHNOLOGY AND ASD STUDENTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors