Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger's and Autism

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Victoria Honeybourne

Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger's and Autism
296 pages
2016
ISBN: 9781909301870

This resource is designed to support education and health professionals to better understand how autism (including Asperger's syndrome) can present in girls; explaining the various difficulties and disadvantages that girls on the autism spectrum can face in educational settings.

As well as providing background information and theory, the resource offers practical strategies for working with girls with autism spectrum conditions. The resource contains a broad range of worksheets and activities on key issues:

  • self-awareness
  • preparing for school life
  • learning
  • wider school life
  • preparing for employment
  • preparing for further study

Features:

  • Illustrated throughout with real-life quotes and case studies
  • Guidance on best practice when working with girls with autism spectrum conditions.
  • Activities and resources for young females on the autism spectrum to support them in developing self-awareness, coping strategies and learning skills
  • Includes access to supporting online resources

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

About the author

Part 1: About this book

  • Aims of this book
  • Why education
  • Terminology
  • Who this book is for
  • How to use this book
  • Limitations of this resource
  • Theories underpinning this book
  • Note from the author

Part 2: An introduction to the autism spectrum

Part 3: The school experience for girls and young women on the autism spectrum

  • Learning
  • Communication
  • Social Times
  • Friendships
  • Sensory Issues
  • Special Interests
  • Interpreting the world
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Self-esteem
  • Transition
  • Factfiles
  • Questions and answers

Part 4: Workbooks and activities

Self-awareness and wellbeing

  • Introduction
  • Who am I? Part 1
  • Who am I? Part 2
  • FACTSHEET: Being on the autism spectrum
  • FACTSHEET: Wellbeing
  • What’s important to me now
  • What will be important to me in the future
  • My life story
  • Journal keeping
  • My strengths
  • Goal setting
  • FACTSHEET: Emotions and feelings
  • What makes me happy
  • What went well
  • My worries and anxieties
  • My frustrations
  • Emotions diary
  • Positive and negative responses
  • FACTSHEET: Sensory sensitivities
  • My sensory profile
  • Overcoming problems

Learning

  • My learning self-audit
  • Timetables
  • Weekly Planner
  • Things to take to school
  • Homework Planner
  • Planning sheet
  • To-do list
  • Ideas sheet
  • FACTSHEET: Learning
  • FACTSHEET: Study Tools
  • Story planner
  • Essay planner
  • Group work
  • Group rules
  • Roles in a group
  • Presentations
  • Seeking clarification
  • Revision
  • FACTSHEET: Revision and Exams
  • Exam checklist
  • Effective examination technique
  • My learning profile

Wider school life

  • FACTSHEET: Communication
  • FACTSHEET: Friendships
  • Conversational skills
  • FACTSHEET: Assertiveness
  • Assertiveness
  • Social times
  • Transition planning
  • The rules
  • FACTSHEET: Social Media
  • Social Media

Preparing for further and higher education

  • FACTSHEET: Further study
  • Deciding what to do next
  • Visiting a college or university
  • Living home or away
  • Timetable / study planner
  • First week at college / university
  • College / university checklist
  • FACTSHEET: Studying at a higher level
  • Note taking
  • Researching and referencing
  • Living with others
  • Making socialising more manageable
  • Independent Living
  • Personal Safety

Preparing for employment

  • FACTSHEET: What should I do?
  • What do I want from work?
  • FACTSHEET: The job application process
  • Understanding job adverts
  • Job application form
  • Interview checklist
  • Mock interview
  • First day on the job
  • FACTSHEET: Disclosure
  • Rules of the workplace
  • Difficulties in the workplace

Further Resources

References