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

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

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

Thousands of educators have turned to "You're Going to Love This Kid!" for fresh ways to welcome and teach students with autism—and now the book teachers trust is fully revised and more practical than ever! Gathering feedback from teachers across the country during her popular workshops, autism expert Paula Kluth targeted this second edition to the specific needs of today's primary- and secondary-school educators. Still packed with the ready-to-use tips and strategies that teachers are looking for, the new edition gives readers:

  • dozens of NEW photocopiable forms, checklists, and planning tools that make it easy for teachers to implement the suggested strategies (see box)
  • photos of curricular adaptations, sensory supports, and classroom scenes
  • thoroughly revised and updated chapters on today's hottest topics: improving literacy, implementing positive behavior support, and collaborating effectively with families
  • larger 8.5 x 11 format, so the book is easier to read and photocopy
  • study guide with challenging discussion questions for each chapter-perfect for pre- and inservice professional development and book clubs
  • new ideas throughout the book based on the latest research on autism, inclusion, literacy, and behavior

Readers will also get updates on all of the other topics covered in the first edition, including fostering friendships, building communication skills, planning challenging and multidimensional lessons, and adapting the curriculum and the physical environment. And with the new first-person stories from people with autism and their teachers and parents, readers will have a better understanding of students on the spectrum and how to include them successfully.

A book teachers will keep forever for creative ideas and inspiration, this new edition of "You're Going to Love This Kid!" is the ultimate practical guide to including students with autism, teaching them effectively and sensitively, and appreciating the gifts they bring to the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598570793
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 135,555
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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 K–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 (2008).

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Ed.D., is an associate professor in Syracuse University’s Reading and Language Arts Center, where she directs the English Education program. Aformer secondary English and social studies teacher, she now teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in content literacy, English methods, literacy and technology, and writing for professional publication. She was awarded a Meredith Recognition Award for excellence in university teaching in 2000.

Dr. Chandler-Olcott’s research interests include adolescents’ technologymediated literacy practices, classroom-based inquiry by teachers, content literacy, and inclusive approaches to literacy instruction. With funding from the National Science Foundation, she and several colleagues recently completed data collection for a multiyear study of the literacy demands that reform-based mathematics curricula present for students in urban secondary classrooms. Her newest research project is a literacy intervention situated in an inclusive humanities class in an urban middle school.

Dr. Chandler-Olcott’s work has been published by such journals as English Education, Journal of Teacher Education, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, and Reading Research Quarterly. She has also co-authored four books, the most recent being Spelling Inquiry: How One Elementary School Caught the Mnenomic Plague (Stenhouse, 1999), with the Mapleton Teacher-Research Group; and Tutoring Adolescent Literacy Learners: A Guide for Volunteers (Guilford, 2005), with Kathleen Hinchman.

Christi Kasa-Hendrickson, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Colorado. Her teaching, research, and consulting are guided by her passion to create successful inclusive schools for all students. Dr. Kasa-Hendrickson teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes focusing on differentiated instruction, best practice for inclusive schooling, and communication strategies for people with significant disabilities. She began her career teaching in the public schools of California as a general education teacher, special education teacher, and an inclusion facilitator. Her expertise is in the area of supporting students with significant disabilities to access general education curriculum and engage in meaningful participation in the inclusive classroom. Dr. Kasa-Hendrickson's published works have appeared in Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, The International Journal for Inclusive Education, and The American Educational Research Journal.

Eileen Yoshina, M.Ed., a writer and educator, is an instructor at the South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington. Ms. Yoshina holds a masters of education in human development and psychology from Harvard University and specializes in diversity issues. A former elementary school general education teacher, Ms. Yoshina has taught in inclusive schools and believes in using an inclusive and social justice orientation in her teaching and educational writing.

Table of Contents

About the Author
ForewordEugene Marcus

  1. Defining Autism
  2. Understanding Inclusive Schooling
  3. The Role of the Teacher
  4. Connecting with Families
    with Eileen Yoshina
  5. Creating a Comfortable Classroom
  6. Friendships, Social Relationships, and Belonging
  7. Building Communication Skills, Competencies, and Relationships
  8. Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism
    with Kelly Chandler-Olcott
  9. Rethinking Behavior
  10. Inclusive Pedagogy
  11. Teaching Strategies
    with Christi Kasa-Hendrickson
  12. Collaboration and Cooperation in the Inclusive School

Appendix: Discussion Questions

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