Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Lesley S. J. Farmer

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Farmer offers librarians in or outside a school environment all the information they need to build a library literacy program geared towards children with autism spectrum disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838994733
Publisher: American Library Association
Publication date: 05/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lesley S. J. Farmer, professor at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), coordinates the Teacher Librarian Program and manages the CSU ICT Literary Project. She earned her MS in library science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and received her doctorate in adult education from Temple University. Farmer has worked as a librarian in K–12 school settings as well as in public, special, and academic libraries. She chaired the Special Libraries Association's Education Divisions and IFLA’ School Library Section, and had leadership roles in several other library associations. Farmer is a Fulbright scholar and has received national and international grans. She has also been honored with several professional association awards, including the ALA Haycock Leadership Award. Farmer’s research interests include media literacies and data analytics. A frequent presenter and writer for the profession, Farmer has published three dozen professional books and more than two hundred professional book chapters and articles.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction Developmental Characteristics of Youth with ASDs

Chapter 1: Youth with ASDs in Libraries and Other Educational Settings
A Word about Public Places
Libraries from the View of Youth with ASDs
Educational Settings
Learning Issues
What Helps Youth with ASDs Learn?

Chapter 2: Team Management Approach
Team Member Contributions
Coordinated Service Teams
Developmental Team Functions

Chapter 3: Inclusion and Universal Design in Libraries
An Overview of Inclusion and Universal Design
The Law and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Learning Activities
Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 4: Resources
The Senses and Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Role of Technology
Technology Resources for Youth with ASDs
Resource Management

Chapter 5: Teaching Youth with ASDs
The Librarian’s Role in Instruction
Setting Up the Physical Conditions for Learning
Getting Started
Instructional Methods
Multisensory Teaching
Communication Skills
Interaction Issues
Learning Activities
Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 6: Focus on Reading
Reading Issues
Reading Skills
Reading Guidance
Story Hours

Chapter 7: The Social Role of the Library
Librarian Social Engagement
Peer Social Engagement
Social Skills Development
The Social Side of Emotions

Chapter 8: Behavior Management
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Pivotal Response Treatment
Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support
Sample Programs for Preschoolers
Dealing with Meltdowns
Sample Behavior Management Techniques
A Word about Response to Intervention

Chapter 9 : Training
Overview of ASD Training
Training for Educators
Training for Library Staff
Training for Parents and Guardians of Youth with ASDs
Training for Peers of Youth with ASDs
Training Resources

Chapter 10: Measuring Impact through Action Research
What Is Action Research?
Thinking about Methodology
Action Research on the Individual Level
Action Research on the Library-Program Level

Chapter 11: The Perspective of a Public Library
Partnerships and Training
Collection Development
The Center as Space
Community Outreach


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