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Susan B. Jamieson "retired special education director/educ. diagnostician" RSS Feed (Lewisville, TX, USA)
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Christmas Traditions with the Saturday Evening Post
Christmas Traditions with the Saturday Evening Post

5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia at its Best!, January 18, 2014
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I love the Saturday Evening Post. Seems like it represents so much of my childhood so I identify with it!


Orphan Train: A Novel
Orphan Train: A Novel
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Orphan Train - great fiction with an historical basis, October 30, 2013
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Excellent book! I love the way the author develops the relationships in this sometimes very sad story that ends up a triumphant one!


The Ziggurat Model: A Framework for Designing Comprehensive Interventions for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome (Non-Textbook Version)
The Ziggurat Model: A Framework for Designing Comprehensive Interventions for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome (Non-Textbook Version)
by Ruth Aspy
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ziggurat Model: An In-depth and Comprehensive Approach, March 9, 2007
I am so excited to see the release of The Ziggurat Model! This book is clearly the result of a combination of a thorough knowledge of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a deep understanding of the complexity of the problem-solving that is needed to craft truly effective interventions, and the passion of the authors to assist educators, parents, caretakers, and service providers in finding answers about how to better meet the needs of individuals on the spectrum. Having worked for over 30 years as a special education professional with a wide variety of children with ASD, my observation is that the students face some of the greatest challenges of any disability group in receiving and benefiting from their instruction and in benefiting from the day-to-day opportunities of the world around them. The professionals, paraprofessionals, and parents face equal challenges in knowing how and learning how to meet the needs of this group of individuals. The Ziggurat Model provides a well-conceived and systematic approach to problem-solving the learning challenges we face with this ever-growing population in the schools (currently 1 in every 150 children).

Being a very practical and "do-able" approach, parents and professionals can work together to apply the Ziggurat Model to any student (client) on the spectrum to design interventions that have a high potential for success. The framework utilizes specific individual characteristics and key information relating to the student's disability, learning preferences, and needs to address critical factors and determine instructional/intervention needs.

I love the clear way the text is laid out, the thoroughness with which autism spectrum disorders are described and explained, and how the descriptions are linked to the accepted DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) criteria. The use of the iceberg model to explain the characteristics of the disorder helps build the logic for the way the Ziggurat has been designed. The five critical levels provide a brilliant way to lay out the salient factors that lead to the conclusions about what to do next. The visual model is easy to follow, logical, and comprehensive in scope. The assessment tools, worksheets, vignettes and applications provide rich support for the technical explanations, making the model come alive, and showing its broad applicability.

Kudos to the authors for an incredibly valuable labor of love, dedicated to a group of individuals who need and deserve all the love and support that they can get! Well done!


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