The Midwest Book Review
Chapters offer practical advice for teaching strategies, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for assessment, and more. Highly recommended as a top pick for any education collection!
Red Reading Hub - Jillrbennett's Reviews of Children's Books
It is a down-to-earth, highly readable, jargon-free guide, easily digested and an ideal book for anyone working with an Aspergers pupil.
Ansell concentrates on providing readers with a wealth of recommendations for overcoming the many challenges that the teaching assistant working with autistic individuals faces... Many of the strategies presented - the use of social stories, cards the pupil can display to indicate frame of mind etc. will be familiar to the experienced teacher or teaching assistant operating within this field. However, there is such a vast amount of advice presented that even the experienced practitioner will discover useful suggestions to enhance a repertoire of strategies... Perhaps the most compelling aspect of this book is Ansell's seemingly limitless enthusiasm for her work. Repeatedly she demonstrates a resilient ability to develop strategies in the face of challenging situations... For the new entrant to the world of autistic spectrum disorders, whether teaching assistant or teacher, this book will prove a valuable resource both for the vast amount of practical advice it contains and the passion with which it is presented.
Speech & Language Therapy in Practice
This is an excellent book for all practitioners within the educational, health and independent sectors who come into contact with children with Asperger Syndrome. It is essential for Special Educational Needs Coordinators and teaching assistants, and also suitable for early years practitioners. Easy to read with a very comprehensive index, it is a good insight into inclusion, and is full of tried and tested advice for whole class, small group and 1:1 teaching. User friendly chapters on individual practical strategies include Oops cards and visual conversations, which were new to me. I tried them out successfully and have added them to my strategy bank... This book makes sense of a very complex and varied disorder. It is written by an author with firsthand experience, and lots of common sense, who obviously knows what she is talking about.
Ellen Power, Author of 'Guerrilla Mum - Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle'
If a child's needs are not being met at school it can be really difficult for parents to get across in meetings exactly how they would like the school to help their child. This book with its practical advice and its accessible explanations will offer lots of ideas to all parties taking part in discussions about how a school might best meet the special educational needs of children with AS. With strategies that can be applied to both secondary and primary schools, this book will be useful to both educational professionals and parents alike.
Adveriser & Times
This book goes on to give practical advice for one-to-one teaching, DIY resources for visual learners and tools for effective assessment. Information about how personal wellbeing can be safeguarded in stressful situations is also focal point. The short concise chapters make it easy to dip in and out of using simple language that is easy to digest.