Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Model for High-Quality Coaching
Joshua K. Harrower Louis Denti Marcia Weber-Olsen
Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Model for High Quality Coaching offers a unique coaching model with a practical approach for special education teachers and service providers who f..
Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Model for High Quality Coaching offers a unique coaching model with a practical approach for special education teachers and service providers who face the challenge of providing effective support to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By empowering special education personnel to participate as coaches, educators can go beyond simple accommodations to actively promote a less restrictive setting, dynamically assess skills, deliver effective instructional and behavioral programming, and effectively build a coaching network to engage students throughout the school day. Provided in this text are vignettes that illustrate the reality of special education. Additionally, approaches for addressing the real word needs of students with ASD are provided, along with evidence-based support that describes the positive results of the strategies described. This text also introduces coaching methods that will guide teachers and instructional staff to create and maintain a "solutions-focused" coaching community. Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder serves as a clinical guide and delivers a practical discussion of high-quality coaching as an emerging best practice for supporting special educators (teachers and paraprofessionals) as well as school-based service providers (speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists). It is a valuable primary text for special education teachers in training, a resource for professional development personnel, and a tool for researchers and graduate students in education and teaching programs.