Aspergers is a condition on the “autism spectrum” that generally
encompasses high functioning children with autistic tendencies. A
child with Aspergers can have difficulty in school because – since he
fits in so well – many adults may miss the fact that he has a diagnosis.
When these children display symptoms of their disorder, they may be
seen as defiant or disruptive. When teaching Aspergers students, a
teacher should be aware of their special needs and accommodate
both her classroom and teaching strategy to support the students’
special needs.

Aspergers is a label – but a label is never helpful unless it helps you
better support the student. Knowing what works and how to program
is key.  In
The Complete Guide to Teaching Students with Aspergers
and High-Functioning Autism
, teachers will obtain an in-depth
understanding of what an Aspergers student needs and how to
support him or her.
Are you setting-up your Aspergers student for success?  
Use the following checklist to see where your areas of strengths and weaknesses are:

1.        Are your activities engaging and motivating for the Aspergers student?
2.        Are your objectives, routines and rules clearly understood by him or her?
3.        Are your rules and routines posted clearly and stated positively?
4.        Do you always demonstrate respect for the student and value his contributions?
5.        Do you ensure you have her attention before starting?
6.        Do you give instructions and directions at the child’s level of need?
7.        Do you have a variety of rewards and consequences that are well known by the Aspergers student?
8.        Do you have smooth transitions from one subject to another and when students return from recess or lunch?
9.        Do you pause when he/she interrupts?
10.      Do you promote self-esteem and confidence?
11.      Do you remember to have fun with her/him and provide humor when the opportunity presents itself?
12.      Have you considered the child’s learning style?
13.      Is your Aspergers student able to cope with assigned tasks?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions, your teaching plan will be very successful with the Aspergers student.
If you answered ‘no’ to the items on this list, look toward improving that specific area.
The Complete Guide to Teaching
Students with Aspergers and
High-Functioning Autism
is a
downloadable eBook designed
to assist teachers in developing
a set of teaching strategies
specific to the Aspergers student.

Teaching strategies specific to the Aspergers condition
are essential for any teacher with an Aspergers student.
The “Aspie” has difficulty navigating social situations, and
as a result, is often teased and used as a scapegoat in the
classroom. In addition, he or she often has "odd"
behaviors (e.g., clumsiness, being obsessive about a
specific subject, insisting on routine, experiencing
meltdowns, etc.). In spite of these challenges, there are
many things that teachers can do with instructional
practices, classroom accommodations, and behavioral
interventions to promote success for the student with
Aspergers.

Teaching the Aspergers student to expect change, to be
an active problem-solver, to gain skills in flexible
thinking, and to manage anxiety builds a foundation for
her/his future success in an unpredictable and uncertain
world. In
The Complete Guide to Teaching Students with
Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism
, teachers will:

• gain a better understanding of the disorder
• gain insight into how the child acts in an academic
setting
• learn effective educational interventions for the child
• learn the warning signs that the “Aspie” is being
overcome with frustration and about to experience a
"meltdown"
• learn to treat the child in a more holistic manner
Here are a few tips to get you started:

•       Adjust your Strategies— If you have a child with
Aspergers, adjust your teaching strategies to
accommodate him. Many times, students with this
disorder see things in a very concrete way. If the “Aspie”
raises his hand and the teacher responds that she will be
with him in 5 seconds, he may very well announce when
the 5 seconds have passed because of the concrete way
he thinks. The teacher will have to learn to be precise in
what she says and use concrete materials rather than
abstract ideas whenever possible in her lessons.
•       
Create a Supportive Environment— It will be
extremely important for a teacher of an Aspergers
student to create a supportive environment where he can
thrive. If he is in an integrated classroom, this may mean
helping the other students understand his special needs,
pairing him with a buddy, and having a consistent
predictable schedule as part of the daily classroom
routine. The teacher may also want to create an area
where the Aspergers student can go to and calm down if
he gets overwhelmed with a given activity.
•       
Plan Ahead— Students with Aspergers can have high
levels of anxiety, which makes changes in routine and
unpredictable events difficult for them to handle. A
teacher should plan well ahead and give the child plenty
of advanced notice if a change in routine will occur or a
new subject will be taught.
•       
Test the Student— Children on the autism spectrum
often display what is known as “splinter skills” (i.e., they
may excel in one area, even beyond their age level, and
yet severely delayed in other areas). For this reason, it is
important for a teacher of a student diagnosed with
Aspergers to have him tested in all of his skill areas. It
should not be taken for granted that a child who excels in
math will also excel in reading.
eBooks for Educators Series: In addition to The Complete Guide to Teaching Students with Aspergers and High-
Functioning Autism
, you will also receive 23 additional eBooks from the eBooks for Educators Series (see here).

Money-Back Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with The Complete Guide to Teaching Students with Aspergers and
High-Functioning Autism
after examining it for 30 days, just email me [mbhutten@gmail.com] and I’ll gladly refund
your money – that’s how confident I am that these teaching strategies will help you in educating your challenging
Aspergers student.
Teacher's Coach: In addition to the eBook, you will also have access to me
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.  Always feel free to email me as often as
needed while you begin to implement your new teaching strategies.  I can
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Chapters include:

1. A Six-Step Plan for Teachers
2. IEP and ARD Documents
3. Effective Teaching Strategies for Aspergers Students
4. Dealing with Tantrums & Meltdowns in the Classroom
5. Specific Guidelines for Educators
6. Teaching Social Skills
7. Classroom Accommodations
8. Complicating Factors and Their Solutions
9. Using Social Stories as a Teaching Tool
10. The Learning Style of Aspergers Students
11. Aspergers Students and Poor Reading Comprehension
12. Motivating the Aspergers Student
13. Helpful Hints for Everyday School Life
14. How Parents Can Educate Teachers about Aspergers
15. Special Arrangements for Examinations
16. The World of Aspergers: An Overview
17. Special Considerations for the “Aspie”
18. Preventing Meltdowns in Students with Aspergers
19. Helping Aspergers Students Deal with Anger
20. The Misunderstood Aspergers Child
21. How to Relate to Students with Aspergers
22. Aspergers Children and School Phobia
23. Completing School Assignments on Time
24. Classroom Challenges
25. Counseling Students with Asperger Syndrome
26. Dealing with Homework Problems
27. Dealing with Discipline Problems
28. Help For Aspergers Students Who Are Bullied
29. Social Skills: Home & School
30. Difficulty with “Theory of Mind” Skills
31. The School Environment
32. The IEP Process
Let's recap...

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Aspergers students exhibit significant social communicative difficulties, as well as other defining
characteristics, which may severely impact their ability to function successfully in the school setting.

But, when given appropriate support strategies, through direct teaching and various accommodations and/or
modifications, the “Aspie” can learn to be successful in her unpredictable, sensory-overloading, socially-
interactive world. It is critical that a team approach be utilized in addressing the unique and challenging needs
of a child with Aspergers -- with teachers being vital members of this team!

Armed with the information in
The Complete Guide to Teaching Students with Aspergers and High-
Functioning Autism
, teachers will begin to build on the Aspergers child's strengths to help him modify his "out of
the norm" behaviors and make a lot of positive contributions to the class. Having a student with Aspergers in your
class gives you the chance to show your students that people who have challenges can also have strengths --
that in looking past someone's quirks, you can find someone worth knowing -- that life is richer if you don't solely
interact with children who are like clones of yourself.
About the Author:

Mark Hutten, M.A. is the creator of Online Parent
Support.
He is a practicing counseling psychologist
with more than 20 years’ experience. He has worked
with hundreds of parents, children and teenagers with
Aspergers
and HFA, and presents workshops and runs
training courses for parents and teachers who deal with
Aspergers
and HFA.  Also, Mark is a prolific author of
articles
and ebooks on the subject.
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to Teaching Students with
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Reader Reviews

This is my first year teaching in a public
school (5th grade), and I was ready and
willing to accept help wherever I could find it.
Then when I discovered I was going to have
a student with Asperger Syndrome in my
class, I looked for information on this
disorder and ended up on your website.
I downloaded your ebook, printed it out, and
read it 3 times over the course of a few
weeks (during my lunch breaks). I had
researched AS on the Internet, but only found
generic tips that were really not very
applicable in “real-life” circumstances. But
now that I have your “proven” strategies,
I find myself to be a bit of an expert in
teaching the child with an ASD. Thanks you
very much. -- Michael T.

I have always been looking for a book like
this that shows how to deal effectively with
students on the spectrum. Wish I had this
information last year! Thank you sooo much.
-- Tony

Reading your ebook refreshes my idea that
I'm doing a good job as a special education
teacher. I have incorporated many of the
recommendations into my classroom with
great results. I have used your teaching
techniques to help me see each day as a
new opportunity to help my Asperger child
succeed. -- K.H.

I have just started your methods with the first
Aspergers student I have ever had. These
teaching tools are quite clear, and they are
supporting him with his pre-school work.
Thanks very much for this. Kind Regards.
-- Kim

I was up until 2 o'clock in the morning. I
couldn't put the ebook down. I have been
so frustrated with one of my students, and
I didn’t want to go through even one more day
of being in the dark on how to get through to
her. Great job. – Elizabeth, mathematics
teacher  

Hi Mark. I found your guide to teaching the
HFA student to be really helpful. Thank you.
– Julie

As a special education teacher, inspiring
my "Aspie" is a major challenge. This ebook
offered great suggestions that inspired me to
try new things that are helping him realize he
can be successful. Thanks for the
inspiration! -- Mrs. Renee

Hey, I am having fabulous results because
of you. I am a special ed teacher and have
struggled too long trying to figure out how to
get my Aspergers student to avoid melting
down. Your info on meltdowns is priceless –
and I use the methods everyday with
Jonathan. I am very excited about what I have
learned and do show-off my knowledge every
chance I get with the other teachers. – Paula

It's so impressive to see the progress my
ASD student has made over the last month. I
will try to send you a video once she has
made even more progress. Reading is now
her favorite activity! Thank you for the program
:) -- Janee

After teaching for 19 years, it is both inspiring
and comforting to learn that you can “teach
an old dog new tricks." Sometimes it helps to
look beyond the problems that you have in
your classroom and look at what you are
doing yourself – and how what you do may
not help change behavior. I felt inspired and
empowered by your eBook. Parts of it
affirmed what I held true about students with
Asperger’s Syndrome, and other parts
empowered me to make changes – even
with my “neurotypical” students. Thanks!
-- S.R.

I’m not a teacher in the public school but am
currently doing homeschooling with my son.
We pulled him out of regular school because
the teachers seemed to be lost on how to
help him. I would probably be making the
same “teaching mistakes” were it not for your
guide. Keep up the good work. – K. C., parent
from Los Vegas

Your book is a “must read” for any teachers
who want to fully understand Aspergers
students. I only wish that I would have found
your eBook sooner for my previous students
with this disorder. The wonderful thing going
on currently is that many of the other students
take a real interest in helping Michael [the
Aspergers student] learn to read, and during
the process of helping him, they are actually
becoming better readers themselves. Thank
you for everything. – Teacher in Indianapolis,
IN

The Complete Guide to Teaching Aspergers
Students saved my sanity. I was at the point
in my teaching career where I was having
self-doubt whether I was making any real
difference in my Aspergers students.
Reading the Ebook and using some of the
suggestions reinforced my decision to stay in
the teaching profession. Thank you. -- Miss
Wood

I was most impressed with the ebook and
shall continue to use it with future AS
students, especially those who find
traditional techniques more difficult. So thank
you for this help on behalf of those in our
school who find working with Aspies difficult.
-- Ruth Lowe, England

I have gained valuable experience with
the new skills I have now in my possession
thanks to your teacher’s guide. Already other
teachers are asking me for help with their
ASD students. I am really impressed and
truly would be lost without these strategies
specific to the Aspergers condition. -- Mr.
Rick, Australia

I have far more confidence, skill and
understanding of Asperger Syndrome and
High-Functioning Autism now than before
I discovered your guide. I had done
a lot of research on this disorder, but could
not find any real concrete, step-by-step
methods for teachers – until now. There’s
a lot of helpful information for parents but not
much information for teachers. Thanks for
your support and email correspondence.
-- Andrew, grateful teacher in the U.K.

I teach middle school kids. I have a poster
that reads "How can I make a difference?"
above my desk in the classroom. I'm aware
of my strengths and weaknesses like never
before in my 9-year teaching career - all
thanks to you! My Aspergers students LOVE
the “Caught-You-Being-Successful” Award.
The award-bucket was full on Friday. I am
using them to reinforce their homework
routines for reading comprehension. It is
working like a dream! Thanks for sharing
your expertise. -- Francis J.

Thanks for revealing the secrets to
successfully educating the student with
Asperger’s Syndrome. I have two students
who are reaping the benefits of these
insightful techniques. This is the most
worthwhile investment I have made so far.
More power to you. -- Terelou, teacher in New
Zealand
More tips to get you started:

1. Partitions around learning stations and
computer centers are great for creating visual
blocks on both sides of a student and can
also cut down some noise.

2. Classroom walls can be over-stimulating
and “busy” with decoration. If visuals cannot
be streamlined, at least keep them
somewhat static so the Aspergers student
can become accustomed to them.

3. Helping the Aspergers student maintain
some element of ‘structure’ during relatively
‘unstructured’ times can be quite helpful. For
example, an alternative to being swallowed
up by the lunchroom crowd would be to
establish “lunch-time discussion” tables in a
quieter corner of the cafeteria.

4. Ensure that the Aspergers student has
advance knowledge of schedule changes
outside of the routine, such as early
dismissal or assemblies.

5. Focus on natural lighting instead of
fluorescent lights when possible, using
fewer overhead lights or adding alternate
lighting such as floor lamps.

6. Give the Aspergers student advance notice
of fire-drill times so that he may brace
himself for the noise. If he cannot tolerate it,
small foam earplugs may help, or wearing
iPod or MP3-player headphones may diffuse
the noise.

7. Hallways can become extremely noisy
(e.g., the echo of footsteps, load
conversation, etc.). Wherever possible, keep
classroom doors shut.

8. Numbering classroom rules as written
reminders for the Aspergers student is a
good idea, but publicly displaying them on
a desktop is stigmatizing. Tape them inside
the student's notebook or binder and refer to
them discreetly.

9. Ringing classroom phones can be
startling. Switch to a flashing light instead of
a ring to indicate a call.

10. The volume of the PA system in the room
may be too loud. If it's possible to adjust the
volume, this can help (same for the change-
of-class bell).
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