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You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Children with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
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Finally--an inspiring, strategy-filled guidebook for including students with autism in primary and secondary school classrooms! Alive with powerful first person accounts that provide insight into the experience of having autism, this book shows you how to adapt your own classroom to support student participation in classwork, school routines, social activities, and more. Paula Kluth combines the latest research with lessons learned from her teaching experience to give you specific, creative ideas for<BR>- understanding the attitudes, values, and actions that support inclusive schooling<BR>- connecting, communicating, and callaborating effectively with families<BR>- enhancing literacy by adapting reading materials, using visuals, and tapping in to student interests<BR>- planning challenging, multidimensional lessons that help your students reach their individual goals<BR>- supporting student behavior in sensitive, positive ways<BR>- fostering friendships and social relationship between students with and without autism<BR>- adapting the physical environment for students with autism who may have heightened sensitivity to factors like temperature, sounds, and smells Filled with ready-to-use strategies and stories from both students and teachers, this insightful and practical book gives you new ways to understand students with autism--and help them participate in every part of classroom life!
Book News Annotation:
Offering a definition, first-hand accounts, strategies, and resources, Kluth (teaching and leadership, Syracuse U.) addresses teachers' concerns about including children with this disability in the regular classroom. The foreword writer, who has autism, teaches at the same campus. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Finally education professionals have a strategy-filled guidebook for including students with autism in primary and secondary school classrooms. Alive with first-person accounts that give readers insight into the experience of having autism, this book shows educators how to adapt their own classrooms to support student participation. Paula Kluth combines relevant research with lessons learned from her teaching experience to give readers specific, creative ideas for connecting and collaborating with families; enhancing literacy; planning challenging, multidimensional lessons; supporting behavior in sensitive, positive ways; fostering friendships; and adapting the physical environment. Fascinating and practical, this book gives educators new ways to understand students with autism--and help them participate in every aspect of classroom life.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-279) and index.
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