Posted on April 13, 2013 in Autism
Another idea from The Autism Checklist, by Paula Kluth and John Shouse
Using a variety of assessments may be especially crucial when teaching students with autism since difficulties reading, writing, or communicating might prevent a student from adequately completing a traditional assessment (e.g., worksheet, quiz) and may lead a teacher to believe that a student is less knowledgeable or capable than he or she is. For instance, a student who is unable to show that he understands what “5” is by drawing five circles may, in fact, be able to pick five blocks out of a bucket. A student who cannot read aloud may, in fact, be a reader but you might have to interview his mother or previous teacher to find out about how he demonstrates that skill.
Written in an easy-to-read checklist format, the book is filled with up-to-date research, practical advice, and helpful resources on a wide range of topics. The book covers five areas: basic information on autism, checklists for parents, checklists for teachers, effective support strategies, and helpful resources.