Building upon the success of their bestselling Strategies at Hand: Quick and Handy Strategies for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum, Mueller and Brewer reintroduce the much-valued concept of convenience to teachers, paraprofessionals and related professionals who work with students with autism spectrum disorders.
The various sections of this handy reference are divided by colors and intensity of needs: Green--Universal or primary behavior support for ALL students; Yellow--Targeted classroom and group behavior support for some students who are at risk for behavior problems; Red--Intensive individualized behavior support for students with chronic challenging behaviors; Orange--In-depth explanations of terms/strategies listed in one of the first three sections, and Blue--Resources, including articles, books, movies, and online modules.
Strategies at Hand provides a quick overview of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, collect data and much more.
With this flip-book at their fingertips, teachers will never again have to search for effective behavior management strategies.
"This convenient little tool box is full of at-your-fingertips strategies for supporting students on the autism spectrum in the classroom, on field trips, at assemblies, on the school bus, in the cafeteria and more. Each colored-coded tip card is bursting with behavior interventions, communication systems, sensory and social strategies, reinforcement methods, positive behavioral supports, etc."--Joanna L. Keating-Velasco, instructional aide and author of A Is for Autism, F Is for Friend: A Kid's Book on Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism and In His Shoes: A Short Journey Through Autism
Robin Brewer, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado. She previously served as a special education teacher and a behavioral consultant for the Colorado Department of Education. Robin started the Autism Task Force while at the Colorado Department of Education and continues to be an active member, training teams to work with students with autism around the state.
Tracy Gershwin Mueller, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. She received her PhD in special education from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Tracy previously worked as a special education teacher and a behavior analyst for families of children and adults with behavior challenges. Her areas of expertise include positive behavior support, parent-school partnerships, and alternative dispute resolution. Tracy is a Colorado-trained mediator.