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Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills

Elise Geither and Lisa Meeks

Quick Overview

Improving the writing skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an important factor in helping them to make a smooth transition from high school to the increased expectations of university. This book offers practical guidance and writing exercises for educators to use to help students to get their thoughts and knowledge down in writing.
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Paperback / softback
2014, 9.09in x 6.14in / 231mm x 156mm, 136pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-996-1
2014, ePUB, 136pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-980-7
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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.


'Finally! A helpful resource on writing for students on the autism spectrum. Elise Geither and Lisa Meeks give us useful tools and tips to assist students in developing this much needed skill. Tutors, professors and academic support professionals as well as teachers will benefit from the experience of these authors and their intensive work in writing. This is the book parents will want to have on hand to share with teachers and tutors who support their students on the Autism Spectrum.'
- Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D., Co-Director of College Autism Spectrum and Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University, Child Study Center