Synopses & Reviews
Thousands of educators have turned to "You're Going to Love This Kid!" for fresh ways to welcome and teach students with autism—and now the book teachers trust is fully revised and more practical than ever! Gathering feedback from teachers across the country during her popular workshops, autism expert Paula Kluth targeted this second edition to the specific needs of today's primary- and secondary-school educators. Still packed with the ready-to-use tips and strategies that teachers are looking for, the new edition gives readers:
- dozens of NEW photocopiable forms, checklists, and planning tools that make it easy for teachers to implement the suggested strategies (see box)
- photos of curricular adaptations, sensory supports, and classroom scenes
- thoroughly revised and updated chapters on today's hottest topics: improving literacy, implementing positive behavior support, and collaborating effectively with families
- larger 8.5 x 11 format, so the book is easier to read and photocopy
- study guide with challenging discussion questions for each chapter-perfect for pre- and inservice professional development and book clubs
- new ideas throughout the book based on the latest research on autism, inclusion, literacy, and behavior
Readers will also get updates on all of the other topics covered in the first edition, including fostering friendships, building communication skills, planning challenging and multidimensional lessons, and adapting the curriculum and the physical environment. And with the new first-person stories from people with autism and their teachers and parents, readers will have a better understanding of students on the spectrum and how to include them successfully.
A book teachers will keep forever for creative ideas and inspiration, this new edition of "You're Going to Love This Kid!" is the ultimate practical guide to including students with autism, teaching them effectively and sensitively, and appreciating the gifts they bring to the classroom.
"A spectacular work, filled with thought-provoking wisdom that cultivates an appreciation for the positive potential inherent in every child on the autism spectrum, and practical suggestions for helping these kids shine! You're going to LOVE this book!" Veronica Zysk
A book teachers will keep forever for creative ideas and inspiration, this new edition is the ultimate practical guide to including students with autism, teaching them effectively and sensitively, and appreciating the gifts they bring to the classroom.
Fully include students with autism in primary- and secondary-school classrooms with this second edition of a bestselling classic—now even more practical with NEW photocopiable forms, checklists, planning tools, and illustrations.
About the Author
Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Ed.D., is an associate professor in Syracuse Universityâ€™s Reading and Language Arts Center, where she directs the English Education program. Aformer secondary English and social studies teacher, she now teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in content literacy, English methods, literacy and technology, and writing for professional publication. She was awarded a Meredith Recognition Award for excellence in university teaching in 2000.
Dr. Chandler-Olcottâ€™s research interests include adolescentsâ€™ technologymediated literacy practices, classroom-based inquiry by teachers, content literacy, and inclusive approaches to literacy instruction. With funding from the National Science Foundation, she and several colleagues recently completed data collection for a multiyear study of the literacy demands that reform-based mathematics curricula present for students in urban secondary classrooms. Her newest research project is a literacy intervention situated in an inclusive humanities class in an urban middle school.
Dr. Chandler-Olcottâ€™s work has been published by such journals as English Education, Journal of Teacher Education, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and Reading Research Quarterly. She has also co-authored four books, the most recent being Spelling Inquiry: How One Elementary School Caught the Mnenomic Plague (Stenhouse, 1999), with the Mapleton Teacher-Research Group; and Tutoring Adolescent Literacy Learners: A Guide for Volunteers (Guilford, 2005), with Kathleen Hinchman.
Paula Kluth, Ph.D., is one of today's most popular and respected experts on autism and inclusive education. Through her work as an independent consultant and the high-energy presentations she gives to professionals across the country, Dr. Kluth helps educators and families create responsive, engaging schooling experiences for students with disabilities and their peers, too. An internationally respected scholar and author, Dr. Kluth has written or cowritten several books for Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., including "You're Going to Love This Kid!": Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, Second Edition (2010); Pedro's Whale (2010); From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks: 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K–12 Classrooms (2010); "A Is for All Aboard!" (2010); "A Land We Can Share": Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism (2008); and "Just Give Him the Whale!": 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism (2008).
Table of Contents
About the Author
Foreword Eugene Marcus
- Defining Autism
- Understanding Inclusive Schooling
- The Role of the Teacher
- Connecting with Families
with Eileen Yoshina
- Creating a Comfortable Classroom
- Friendships, Social Relationships, and Belonging
- Building Communication Skills, Competencies, and Relationships
- Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism
with Kelly Chandler-Olcott
- Rethinking Behavior
- Inclusive Pedagogy
- Teaching Strategies
with Christi Kasa-Hendrickson
- Collaboration and Cooperation in the Inclusive School
Appendix: Discussion Questions