COVID-19 update: Victoria update. Click for details.
Contact Us Need help? Contact us
Explore Departments
Departments

Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum

by Rachel M. McMullin and Kerry R. Walton

  • Paperback
    $149.55
PUBLISHED: 23rd April 2019
ISBN: 9781440863967
$149.55
Or pay later with
Leaves warehouse in 4 to 6 days
From USA
Delivery
Check your delivery time: Your delivery location:
{{ SelectedArea.Suburb }}{{ SelectedArea.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + SelectedArea.State) : '' }} ({{ SelectedArea.Postcode }}) change
  • {{ Area.Suburb }}{{ Area.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + Area.State) : '' }} {{ Area.Postcode }}
  • Your area not listed?
    Try search by suburb and postcode.
{{ DeliveryOption.expectation }} - {{ DeliveryOption.door_time }}
{{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
from {{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
Option unavailable
If ordered {{ DeliveryOption.cutoff }}
{{ DeliveryOption.name }}
{{ DeliveryOption.special_message }}
 
 
!
An error occurred getting delivery options
Sorry about that, please try again later.
OTHER FORMATS:
  • Paperback
    $149.55
PUBLISHED: 23rd April 2019
ISBN: 9781440863967

Publisher Description

This book will be invaluable for those in the academic library who want to understand how best to serve students on the autism spectrum and how those students can contribute to the library.

As a large number of students on the autism spectrum come of age and enter college, increased awareness of autism spectrum disorder is necessary among those who work in academic libraries so that they can respond to and meet the unique needs of these students.

This book fills a scholarship gap while serving as a practical resource for working with the neurodivergent student population in academic libraries. McMullin and Walton explain issues that are likely to arise when interacting with students on the autism spectrum and offer practical solutions for handling them. They discuss how to work with neurodiverse students in different contexts, including at service points, in the classroom, as employees, and through outreach programs. They highlight possible concerns about the physical environment of the library and demonstrate ways that the library can be an especially positive place for students with ASD. Personal anecdotes from students with autism as well as library faculty and staff round out this valuable work.

  • Serves as an essential resource on how to serve students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Offers an overview of characteristics of students with ASD that is tailored to those working in academic libraries and shows how those characteristics will affect various types of interactions

  • Provides practical solutions for common issues that librarians/ and staff may encounter when communicating with ASD students

  • Features tips and ideas for librarians and library staff working at service points (e.g.i.e., reference desk, circulation, etc.) and in the instruction classroom

Author Biography

Rachel M. McMullin, PhD, MSIS, is associate professor and humanities/information literacy librarian at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Kerry R. Walton, MLIS, is assistant professor and electronic resources and instruction librarian at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Review

"Required reading for all librarians, particularly those in K-12 and academic libraries, and a solid choice for all educational professionals." - Library Journal, Starred Review

Product Details

Author
Rachel M. McMullin, Kerry R. Walton
Publisher
ABC-CLIO
Year
2019
ISBN-10
1440863962
ISBN-13
9781440863967
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
A Practical Guide for Academic Libraries
Country of Publication
United States
Pages
144
Publication Date
2019-04-23
Short Title
Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum
Language
English
Audience
Professional and Scholarly