Just Give Him The Whale!
20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism
By Paula Kluth,Patrick Schwarz
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Pub Co
Number of Pages: 160 |
Isbn-10: 1557669600 | Isbn-13: 9781557669605 | Publish date: 14/02/2008
Category: Education & Teaching , Non-fiction
This book was just awarded the 2009 Merit Award for excellence in book design, book production and book manufacturing. This award was presented to Brookes Publishing by the 23rd Annual New York Book Show, sponsored by the Bookbinders' Guild in New York.
When learners with autism have deep, consuming fascinations trains, triangles, basketballs, whales teachers often wonder what to do. This concise, highly practical guidebook gives educators across grade levels a powerful new way to think about students obsessions as positive teaching tools that calm, motivate, and improve learning.
Written by top autism experts and nationally renowned speakers Paula Kluth and Patrick Schwarz, this guide is brimming with easy tips and strategies for folding students' special interests, strengths, and areas of expertise into classroom lessons and routines. Teachers will discover how making the most of fascinations can help their students learn standards-based academic content, boost literacy learning and mathematics skills, develop social connections, expand communication skills minimize anxiety, and much more.
Packed from start to finish with unforgettable stories based on the authors' experience, firsthand perspectives from people with autism themselves, research-based recommendations that are easy to use right away, and sample forms teachers can adapt for use in their own classrooms. An enjoyable read with an eye-opening message, this short book will have a long-lasting impact on teachers' understanding of autism and on their students' social and academic success.