"You're Going to Love this Kid": Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom

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P.H. Brookes Publishing Company, 2003 - Education - 286 pages
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This work is a guidebook for including students with autism in both primary and secondary school classrooms. Including first-person accounts that give readers insight into the experience of having autism, it shows educators how to adapt their classrooms to support student participation in classwork, school routines, and social activities. It combines relevant research with lessons learned from the author's teaching experience to give readers specific, creative ideas for: understanding the attitudes, values and actions hat support inclusive schooling; connecting, communicating, and collaborating effectively with families; enhancing literacy by adapting reading materials, using visuals, and tapping in to student interests; planning challenging, multidimensional lessons that encourage all students to participate and help students reach their individual goals; support student behaviour in sensitive, positive ways; fostering friendships and social relationships between students with and without autism; and adapting the physical environment for students with autism who may have heightened sensitivity to factors like temperature, sounds, and smells.

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Understanding Inclusive Schooling
Connecting with Families
Creating a Comfortable Classroom

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About the author (2003)

Paula Kluth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University.

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