Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Yefim Kats (Chestnut Hill College, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 336
ISBN13: 9781522508168|ISBN10: 1522508163|EISBN13: 9781522508175|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0816-8


Special education encompasses a broad range of techniques and tools for a catering to children with unique educational needs. Children in need of additional learning support, including children on the autism spectrum, benefit from continued research in emerging educational tools and pedagogies for best catering to their needs.

Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders focuses on a well-rounded approach to special education, including perspectives on administration and leadership, course development, psychological and counseling support, educational technologies, and classroom management strategies. Emphasizing timely research focused on creating opportune learning environments for children on the autism spectrum, this publication is an essential reference source for educators, school administrators, graduate-level students, and researchers in the field of education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistive Technologies
  • Education Administration
  • Social Skills
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Therapy
  • Therapeutic Programs
  • Virtual Learning

Reviews and Testimonials

Educators, psychologists, and technology specialists from the US, Asia, and Australia provide 14 chapters on psychological counseling, special education teaching methods, and assistive/instructional technology support for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. They address an integrated approach to support; counseling support for higher education transitions, social experiences, and the transition to employment; support at special education schools, the use of handmade content and school activities for autistic children with expressive language disabilities, and behavior assessment; and tools and software like remediation and assistive technologies, virtual and augmented realities, robots, mobile devices, human tracking devices, and iPad apps.

– Protoview Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Yefim Kats received his PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His teaching and research interests include educational technology, instructional design, educational leadership, e-Learning, and social implications of technology. He has taught courses in instructional technology, computer science, education and social sciences. Dr. Kats has an extensive curriculum development and teaching experience with traditional, hybrid, and online courses. His research record includes peer-reviewed publications in informatics, curriculum development, instructional methodology, e-Learning, and social aspects of technology. Dr. Kats is a recipient - as the Principle Investigator - of the federal research grants from the National Research Council and the National Institute of Health. He is currently a chair of the Computer Science and Information Technology Department and the Coordinator of the Graduate Instructional Technology Program at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, USA.