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Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knewby Ellen Notbohm
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Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Finalist in the 2006 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! Ellen Notbohm’s first book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, was a shot heard throughout the worldwide autism community. Now, for the teacher in all of us comes Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew. The unique perspective of a child’s voice is back to help us understand the thinking patterns that guide their actions, shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and communicate with them in meaningful ways. This book affirms that autism imposes no inherent upper limits on achievement, that both teacher and child “can do it.” It’s the game plan every educator, parent, or family member needs to make the most of every “teaching moment” in the life of these children we love.
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About the Author
Book author, columnist, and mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen Notbohm’s writings on autism and general interest subjects have been published on every continent (except Antarctica—yet). Her books, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew, and The Autism Trail Guide are ForeWord Book of the Year finalists. Both Ten Things books are also iParenting Media Award recipients. A regular columnist for Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine and Children’s Voice, she also co-authored with Veronica Zysk 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, a Learning Magazine 2006 Teachers’ Choice Award winner. Beyond autism, she is a frequent contributor to Ancestry magazine, has published political commentary in the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers around the U.S., and writes for numerous regional and national magazines on a range of subjects. Ellen welcomes reader feedback and newsletter signs-ups through her website at www.ellennotbohm.com.
Table of Contents
We Begin Again
Ten Things Your Student With Autism Wishes You Knew
Chapter 1: Learning is Circular: We are all both teachers and students.
Chapter 2: We are a Team: Success depends on all of us working together.
Chapter 3. I Think Differently: Teach me in a way that is meaningful to me.
Chapter 4: Behavior is Communication: Yours, Mine and Ours.
Chapter 5: Glitched, Garbled and Bewildered: If we can’t communicate effectively, learning can’t happen.
Chapter 6: Teach the Whole Me: I’m much more than a set of “broken” or “missing” parts.
Chapter 7: Be Curious . . . Be very curious
Chapter 8: Can I Trust You?
Chapter 9: Believe
Chapter 10: Teach Me “How to Fish”: See me as a capable adult and hold that vision.
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