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Just Give Him the Whale: 15 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strenghts to Support Students with Autism / Edition 1
     

Just Give Him the Whale: 15 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strenghts to Support Students with Autism / Edition 1

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by Paula Kluth, Patrick Schwarz
 

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ISBN-10: 1557669600

ISBN-13: 9781557669605

Pub. Date: 02/01/2008

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company


SAVE when you order the guide and the illustrated children's story together!

When learners with autism have deep, consuming fascinations—trains, triangles, basketballs, whales—teachers often wonder what to do. This concise, highly

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SAVE when you order the guide and the illustrated children's story together!

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

Just Give Him the Whale! is 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557669605
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
350,897
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
About the Cover Artist
A Note About Terminology
Introduction
Acknowledgments

Fascinations, areas of expertise, and strengths can be used

  1. To Develop a Relationship with the Student

  2. To Expand Social Opportunities

  3. To Expand Communication Skills and Opportunities

  4. To Help Minimize Anxiety

  5. To Plan for Inclusive Schooling

  6. To Build Classroom Expertise

  7. To Boost Literacy Learning

  8. To Comfort

  9. To Inspire Career Ideas

  10. To Encourage Risk Taking

  11. To Connect Students to Standards-Based Content

  12. To Encourage In-Depth Study

  13. To Make Sense of a Confusing World

  14. To Let Students Shine and Showcase Talents

  15. To Give Students "Power"

  16. To Encourage Chit-Chat

  17. To Boost Mathematics Skills and Competencies

  18. To Teach Manners, Cooperation, and the Expression of Empathy

  19. To Encourage Greatness

  20. To Make Life Worth Living

References
Appendix A Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B Additional Resources Focused on Strengths, Abilities, and Interests

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Just Give Him the Whale: 15 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strenghts to Support Students with Autism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
chalked full of good ideas. i was not able to put it down when i started to read it. a must have in anyone's library.