Just Give Him the Whale! 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism

ISBN-10: 1557669600
ISBN-13: 9781557669605
Edition: 2008
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Description: When learners with autism have deep, consuming fascinationstrains, triangles, basketballs, whalesteachers often wonder what to do. This concise, highly practical guidebook gives educators across grade levels a powerful new way to think about  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

When learners with autism have deep, consuming fascinationstrains, triangles, basketballs, whalesteachers 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, and minimize anxiety. 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 autismand on their students' social and academic success.

To Develop a Relationship with the Student
To Expand Social Opportunities
To Expand Communication Skills and Opportunities
To Help Minimize Anxiety
To Plan for Inclusive Schooling
To Build Classroom Expertise
To Boost Literacy Learning
To Comfort
To Inspire Career Ideas
To Encourage Risk Taking
To Connect Students to Standards-Based Content
To Encourage In-Depth Study
To Make Sense of a Confusing World
To Let Students Shine and Showcase Talents
To Give Students "Power"
To Encourage Chit-Chat
To Boost Mathematics Skills and Competencies
To Teach Manners, Cooperation, and the Expression of Empathy
To Encourage Greatness
To Make Life Worth Living
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