The Classroom and Communication Skills Program
Effectively teach young children with autism.
Educators seeking an effective ways to help young children who are non-verbal or limited-verbal will find this book the solution to their search for an effective program. The Classroom and Communication Skills Program addresses the combination of factors that support learning, including
- Verbal language
- Listening skills
- Oral-motor skills
- Receptive language
- Expressive language
The Classroom and Communication Skills Program Practical Strategies for Educating Young Children With Autism Spectrum and Other Developmental Disabilities in the Public School Setting emphasizes the importance of creating a fluid transition between a child's natural environments, such as home and school, in order to increase generalization. The program is a very helpful resource for educators working with children on the spectrum who have language deficits.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Megan Ahlers, MS, is a school administrator. She received her undergraduate degree in education and her master's degree in special education from Indiana University. Megan has 30+ years in the field of education and has taught children ranging in age from 3 to 22. Her areas of expertise are early intervention, curricula programming, and shaping behavior. Megan has presented at the national, state, and local levels on autism, positive behavioral support, and other effective programming for students who are nonverbal, limited verbal, and/or have limited readiness skills. Ahlers also authored the two-time award-winning, TIPS: Teaching Important Parenting Strategies: Raising a Child With Limited Verbal Skills.
Colleen H. Zillich, MS, CCC-SLP, is an early childhood speech-language pathologist specializing in providing inclusive speech therapy services to children who are nonverbal or have limited verbal skills. Colleen received her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in speech and hearing sciences and psychology and her master's degree from Purdue University in speech-language pathology with an emphasis on augmentative and alternative communication systems. She has presented at the local and national level and participates on a local autism resource team by providing consultation and support for students with autism. She has also provided speech therapy services to children ages 9 months to 10 years of age.