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.
A wonderful book with great ideas! Really hope that every school with inclusive education will have a copy for teachers to read! In fact, not only teachers and parents teaching autistic kids will benefit from it, others teaching ordinary studentsA wonderful book with great ideas! Really hope that every school with inclusive education will have a copy for teachers to read! In fact, not only teachers and parents teaching autistic kids will benefit from it, others teaching ordinary students will definitely be inspired by the suggested teaching methods!
Let me just quote few sentences from the book:
"Keeping your eyes, your ears, and your mind open will undoubtedly result in new ideas for all learners and make it more likely that you will be that unforgettable teacher who not only teaches and supports but inspires!" (p.134)