This book provides practical strategies and tools for teaching key mathematics concepts to children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. The authors emphasize the importance of incorporating a child's special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts. Topics covered include colors, shapes, categories, numerals, sequencing, addition and subtraction and using money, and the book includes worksheets and activities for incorporating mathematics into daily living skills.
This is an essential resource for teachers, teaching assistants and parents who wish to develop mathematics skills in children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.
Jo Adkins is the Director of Creating Success, a company which facilitates training seminars on autism spectrum disorders for parents and professionals living or working with children on the autism spectrum. Jo's eldest child was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. She lives in Napier, New Zealand.
Sue Larkey has taught as both a primary school and special education teacher. She has taught children with autism spectrum disorders both in the mainstream and at a specialist autism school. She has completed a Masters in Special Education and is currently undertaking a doctorate in education. She lives in New South Wales, Australia.
144 pages. 2013