Proven visual aid strategy to impact students with ASD in a positive way.
Using numerous examples and case studies, The Power Card Strategy 2.0 will inspire professionals and parents with specific ways to incorporate special interests into the lives of learners on the spectrum. The visual aid strategy described in author Elisa Gagnon's innovative first edition of Power Cards has proved successful in teaching and motivating individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Further research now shows significant evidence that special interests can positively impact the learning of individuals with ASD. The new edition shows how to implement this evidence-based technique to meet challenges at home, at school, and in the community.
Elisa Gagnon, MSEd, has worked with children and youth with autism and high-functioning ASD since 1989. In addition to the well-known first edition of Power Cards, she co-authored This is Asperger Syndrome with Brenda Smith Myles. She has also written numerous articles, consulted with school districts nationally, and spoken to groups across the country on characteristics of autism and effective teaching strategies. Today Gagnon works as an autism consultant for a suburban school district in the Kansas City area.
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group, was a professor at the University of Kansas Department of Special Education where she led master's and doctoral programs in ASD. She is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Champion, and two-time recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. She has written more than 250 articles and books on ASD, most recently High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments and FBA to Z: Functional Behavior and Intervention Plans for Individuals with ASD. In the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, Myles was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.
94 pages. 2016
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