Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom

Advice and Strategies for Teachers

by Stacey W. Betts, Dion Betts, Lisa N. Gerber-Eckard

Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom offers support and practical techniques for teachers who work with children with Asperger Syndrome (AS).

Based on the successful experiences of classroom teachers, and written from a teacher's perspective, this book provides creative and easy-to-apply strategies that support and encourage AS students in the mainstream classroom, from organization and time management techniques to framing classroom instructions to make lessons more accessible for children with AS. The authors' straightforward, practical advice relates to every part of the school day and includes advice for teaching specific subject areas. They give tips on helping students navigate the school environment, how to handle social situations like lunch and breaks, and what to do during unstructured periods.

This book is essential reading for teachers and school staff who want to fully include AS students in the classroom.


  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers; February 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846425912
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Author: Stacey W. Betts; Dion Betts; Lisa N. Gerber-Eckard
  • Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In The Press

A goldmine of practical strategies that will be of benefit to teachers with or without experience. This is an extremely readable book which is packed full of practical advice, strategies and opportunities for reflection on managing young people's lives at school, with down to earth text covering such areas as curriculum, transport, discipline, unstructured time and much more. The book enables an individual and whole school approach to facilitate inclusion with an emphasis on learning.


About The Author

Stacey W. Betts is an attorney and assists families with children with disabilities. Dion E. Betts, Ed.D., is Assistant to the Superintendent for Instructional Support at South Western School District in Hanover, PA. Dion and Stacey are the authors of Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Dion is co-author of Homespun Remedies: Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Stacey and Dion live in Lancaster, PA with their five children, one of whom has AS. Lisa N. Gerber-Eckard is a Special Education Support Teacher for the South Western School District in Hanover. She provides teacher training and is a key member of the district PDD/Autism team. Lisa lives with her husband and two children in York County, PA.