Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom

A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

by Rebecca Moyes, Susan J. Moreno

This book provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. It includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children as they appear in the classroom - difficulties with such things as understanding idioms, taking turns in conversation, understanding and using tone of voice and body language - and ways to address them. Instruction is included in the book to enhance the development of appropriate, measurable, and meaningful individualized education plans (IEPs) to incorporate social goals. Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to 'teach' these social goals. Parents will find this text an excellent training tool to help develop social education curriculums for their children, and teachers will find it particularly helpful as an easy-to-read manual containing many 'nuts and bolts' strategies to utilize in the classroom.

  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers; March 2001
  • ISBN: 9781846421945
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom
  • Author: Rebecca Moyes; Susan J. Moreno (other)
  • Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In The Press

This book does exactly what it says on the cover; 'provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome'. It seems to encompass what a lot of teachers have been asking for. Indeed, whilst reviewing the book, it has been recommended and lent out to various colleagues and practitioners with a lot of positive feedback... this book will be a highly valuable resource. It can, very easily, be 'dipped into' for looking for certain areas. It is likely to be useful to educational psychologists as a reference, and to staff and parents.

About The Author

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.