Higher Education

Teaching Children with Autism, 1st Edition

  • Kathleen Ann Quill The Autism Institute, Manchester, MA
  • ISBN-10: 0827362692  |  ISBN-13: 9780827362697
  • 315 Pages
  • © 1996 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.00



This text describes teaching strategies and instructional adaptations which promote communication and socialization in children with autism. It offers specific strategies that capitalize on the individual strengths and learning styles of the autistic child.

Features and Benefits

  • teaching methods are presented that address the unique cognitive, language and social needs of the child with autism and related pervasive developmental disorders
  • tables within chapters synthesize information for the reader
  • abibliography is included at the end of each chapter to guide reader to additional information on the topic
  • appendices summarize assessment and intervention guidelines to assist reader in implementing teaching strategies

Table of Contents

Introduction. Thinking in Autism: Differences in Learning and Development. The Learning Style of Persons with Autism: An Autobiography. Teaching Children with Autism: What Parents Want. Enhancing Communication in Nonverbal Children with Autism. Assessment & Intervention Strategies for Children Who Use Echolalia. Methods to Enhance Communication in Verbal Children. Strategies to Promote Social-Communicative Interactions. Enhancing Children''s Play. Teaching Children with Autism to "Read" Social Situations. Solving Social & Behavior Problems Through the Use of Environmental Supports. Cognitive Picture Rehearsal: A System to Teach Self-Control.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kathleen Ann Quill

Kathleen Ann Quill, Ed.D, is the author of numerous articles on autism and language development.