When it comes to academic work, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have the required knowledge but struggle to get their thoughts down in writing. This is a practical guide to teaching and improving writing skills in students with ASD to meet academic writing standards and prepare for the increased expectations of higher education.
The book covers key considerations for all educators teaching writing skills to high school and college students with ASD including how to address difficulties with comprehension, executive functioning, and motor skills, how to structure ideas into a coherent argument, and how to develop creativity and expression in writing, as well as how to successfully adapt these skills to meet university expectations. Each chapter includes teaching tips, insightful student perspectives, and ready-to-use writing exercises.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
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Table of ContentsPreface. 1. Writing and the Student with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 2. Processing Information and Comprehension. 3. Executive Functioning. 4. The Writing Process: Tips for Working with Students. 5. The Product. 6. Creativity and Expression in Writing. 7. The Role of the Parent in the Writing Process. 8. Assistive Technology. 9. Preparing for University Life. 10. Extended Writing Projects: Dissertations and Thesis. 11. Conclusions. Appendix A: Charts of Tips, Consolidated from the Text. Appendix B: Summary of ASD Issues with Academic Writing and How Tutors Can Help. References. List of Texts Commonly Used in Composition Courses.