You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom / Edition 2

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Managing Editor, Autism Asperger's Digest magazine - Veronica Zysk
"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!"
Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge - June E. Downing
"Provides the same incredibly practical information as the first edition and then some . . . a very positive and upbeat state-of-the-art resource that goes well beyond including students with autism and presents solid advice on best practices for a wide range of students."
Special Education Teacher, Howard County, Maryland - Patricia Mack-Preston
"A wealth of knowledge, strategies, and resources to assist all educators in successfully understanding the value of inclusive education for all learners . . . Each chapter in this book said, 'Believe.'"
Director of the Social Skills Training Project and author of No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and - Jed Baker
"I loved this book! Respect and empathy infiltrate every chapter . . . and inform us how to appreciate and include all kids."
Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism; Board Chair, Autism Society - Cathy Pratt
"Solid, practical, and realistic ideas . . . uplifting and extremely positive. Every teacher should have the opportunity to experience Dr. Kluth's wit, clarity and wisdom."
Consultant, The Ziggurat Group - Brenda Smith Myles
"The first edition was excellent, and whatever superlative exceeds excellent should be given to this new edition. It is simply fabulous!"
Director, Autism Institute, University of San Diego - Anne M. Donnellan
"Paula Kluth has, astonishingly enough, improved upon a unique and wonderful book. . . . Here, every page has ideas and ways to get to know and meet the unique needs of each student. You're going to love the book as I do."
University of California, Santa Barbara - Lynn Kern Koegel
"Full of great ideas and excellent strategies . . . Every teacher and parent should have multiple copies - one to keep and the rest to loan out!"
Clinical Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Project Coordinator, Institute on Disability, Durham, - Michael McSheehan
"Excellent! Paula brings clarity to complex issues, makes tangible the values and vision of inclusive education, and advances education toward wonderful new possibilities. Your students and colleagues are waiting for you to read this book!"
"Packed to overflowing with tested and proven wisdom, insight, perspective, tips, hints, how-to; it is a must-have for every parent, teacher, Sunday School teacher, homeschool co-op leader."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598570793
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 199,441
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Kâ?“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

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Ch. 1 Defining Autism 1
Ch. 2 Understanding Inclusive Schooling 23
Ch. 3 The Role of the Teacher: Attitudes, Values, and Actions that Support Inclusive Schooling 43
Ch. 4 Connecting with Families 57
Ch. 5 Creating a Comfortable Classroom 75
Ch. 6 Friendships, Social Relationships, and Belonging 91
Ch. 7 Building Communication Skills, Competencies, and Relationships 109
Ch. 8 Seeing Students with Autism as Literate: Beyond Sight Words 135
Ch. 9 Rethinking Behavior: Positive Ways to Teach and Support 153
Ch. 10 Inclusive Pedagogy: Planning Lessons in the Diverse Classroom 183
Ch. 11 Teaching Strategies: Ideas for Inspiring, Helping, and Engaging All Learners 215
Ch. 12 Collaboration and Cooperation in the Inclusive School 241
Bibliography 265
Index 281
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2006

    The best gift ever

    This is the best gift that you could purchase for anyone working in a school setting. It offers acceptance and gives them something to think about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2006

    Insights Galore

    I'm a preschool special education teacher, and I loved reading this book. It covers not only numerous insights for us neurotypicals for working with students with ASD but for working with all students with varying needs. I highly recommended this book to many of our school's general education teachers, administrators and parents as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2004

    Finally somebody gets it right!!

    I applaud Paula Kluth for sharing this very caring and patient approach towards autism. The book is filled with extremely helpful suggestions and examples that any parent or classroom leader can begin using immediately. The message is even more potent because it is complimented with exerpts and insight from people with autism. One can only hope that Dr. Kluth's message quickly and thoroughly reaches everyone with conflicting beliefs! Get this book and I promise you will learn something new!!

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