An effective evidence-based programme, this practical handbook provides everything schools need to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth and successful as possible for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The first part of the book explains how to create individualised transition plans for each child, and describes how school staff can collaborate successfully with parents and carers. Part two contains a wealth of practical, photocopiable resources for use directly with pupils on the autism spectrum that help to address their most frequent support needs, including sensory sensitivities, anxiety issues and difficulties with planning and organisation. The resources can be used in a pick and choose way based on the individual needs of the child.
Developed and trialled extensively by the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, this handbook will be an invaluable resource for SENCOs, teachers, autism support workers, educational psychologists and other professionals working with pupils with ASD.
About the Author:
Marianna Murin is Principal Clinical Psychologist at the National Centre for High Functioning Autism at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Josselyn Hellriegel was previously based at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is now based at Centre of Social Paediatrics and Neuropaediatrics, Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln, Berlin. Dr Will Mandy is Senior Lecturer in Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London.