Homeschooling the Child with Autism: Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask  -     By: Patricia Schetter, Kandis Liighthall
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Homeschooling the Child with Autism answers parents' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home. Homeschooling is a big decision that impacts the entire family. This book addresses social, behavior, and organization skills and contains tips, suggestions, and resources from real-life parents who have successfully homeschooled their children with ASD. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0470292563
ISBN-13: 9780470292563
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Author Bio

Patricia Schetter, M.A., is an educational consultant andinstructor for the Special Studies in Autism program through UCDavis and the M.I.N.D. Institute.

Kandis Lighthall, M.A., is an educational consultant and teachereducator with more than 30 years' experience in specialeducation.

Publisher Description

This practical, highly accessible guide answers parents' and professionals' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home. The book helps parents decide whether to homeschool and guides them through the process of beginning and maintaining an effective homeschool program. All the essential questions are addressed, such as:

  • How do you know if homeschooling is right for you and your child?
  • Which homeschool program is best for the child's learning style and needs?
  • How should a family get started?
  • What is the best way to address social, behavioral, and organizational skills when teaching a child with ASD?
  • When should you transition back to a traditional public school setting?

The book also contains tips and suggestions from real-life parents who have successfully homeschooled their children with ASD and includes lists of helpful resources for homeschoolers.

Editorial Reviews

"This book will be invaluable to families choosing or considering ahomeschooling option for their child with ASD. In an easilyaccessible question-and-answer format, the authors providepractical advice and a wealth of resources that will get parentsstarted, support them through common challenges, and help themcreate a curriculum that meets not only the academic but also thesocial and behavioral needs of their child. This book provides abeacon of hope to families struggling with educational options fortheir child."
Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D., endowed professor, Universityof California–Davis, M.I.N.D. Institute

"This is an excellent sourcebook helping parents make informeddecisions about homeschooling their children with ASD. Parents willlearn how to schedule lessons across the day to incorporate socialand academic learning in an environment that balances sensory andmental health needs. All parents, even those not consideringhomeschooling, will fi nd this book helpful, as it encourages us tofoster active learning in the home environment."
Michelle Garcia Winner, founder of the SocialThinking treatment approach and speech language pathologist, SanJose, CA

"A must read for parents and teachers who need guidance andencouragement while teaching children with ASD!"
Cathy Stenzel, mother of son with autism

"I appreciated reading well-researched information on the homeschool experience that actually follows the rules."
Diane Youtsey, director of special education, Eureka(CA) Union School District

"This book is a ‘life-line’ to parents whohomeschool children with autism. The authors have wonderfulinsight, recommendations, and thoughtful ideas for theseparents."
Debbie Baehler, autism specialist, Lassen County (CA)Offi ce of Education

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