Chapter 1. Foundations and Development of Curricula.- Chapter 2. Theories of Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.- Chapter 3. Communication Skills.- Chapter 4. Social Skills.- Chapter 5. Literacy Skills.- Chapter 6. Mathematics.- Chapter 7. Science.- Chapter 8. Social Studies.- Chapter 9. Creative Arts.- Chapter 10. Daily Living Skills.- Chapter 11. Abuse Prevention.- Chapter 12. Career Development.- Chapter 13. Current Trends and Future Directions.
Hsu-Min Chiang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Faculty of Education at University of Macau. She earned her doctorate in special education from Macquarie University in Australia, M.Ed. in special education from Monash University in Australia, and B.Ed. in special education from National Tainan Teachers College in Taiwan. Before embarking on an academic career, she worked as a self-contained classroom teacher, resource room teacher, and Chinese language teacher at the early childhood, childhood, and adolescent levels. Her research has focused on various areas in autism spectrum disorders, including communication characteristics, cultural differences, academic abilities (language and mathematics), teaching strategies, postsecondary outcomes, the differences between Asperger's disorder and autistic disorder, quality of life, and interventions for children with autism and their parents. She is the founder and director of a thematically structured Saturday enrichment program for children with autism and a parent education program for parents of children with autism.