The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations

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Autism Asperger Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2004 - Social Science - 76 pages
This book offers practical suggestions and advice for how to teach and learn those subtle messages that most people seem to pick up almost automatically but that have to be directly taught to individuals with social-cognitive challenges. Given the serious consequences that can befall a person who violates a social rule, the strategies and detailed lists of curriculum items make The Hidden Curriculum a much-needed resource.

About the author (2004)

Brenda Smith Myles is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, where she codirects a graduate program in Asperger syndrome and autism. She has written numerous articles and books, including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success, the winner of the Autism Society of America s outstanding literary work in 2002. Dr. Myles is on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and MAAP Services, Inc.

Melissa L. Trautman, MSEd, is a special education teacher with several years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders. She is the au-thor of My New School: A Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School and co-author of the 2011 One-a-Day Hidden Curriculum Calendar for Children.

RONDA L. SCHELVAN, M.S. Ed., teaches in the Kelso, Washington, School District, where she serves as co-chair of Southwest Washington's Autism Consulting Cadre. She has over 25 years' experience in the field of special education, including extensive experience working with students and families with special needs.

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