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Meeting the needs of learners with autism spectrum disorders

Read the excerpt and discover how universal design for learning (UDL)—an innovative framework for curriculum and instructional design—addresses the needs of learners with ASDs in classrooms. This chapter contains two instructional examples that apply UDL to the development of literacy skills and social and emotion understanding, areas that can be particularly challenging for learners with ASD. Read More

Early intervention and AAC

Read the excerpt and learn about the importance of early intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorders. This excerpt illustrates situations in which AACs should be used, as well as common misconceptions about ASDs and AAC. Read More