Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew
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Winner of an iParenting Media Award, Finalist in the 2006 ForeWord Book-of-the-Year Awards
©2006. By Ellen Notbohm. In this follow-up to her acclaimed Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, the author once again offers insightful advice from a child's point of view, this time specifically for the school setting. The author touches on the theme of teamwork between the teachers, parents, and child, as well as the circular nature of effective learning, communication, belief, and trust. She emphasizes that students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) really do think differently, so teachers and students must work together to find the most effective ways to help them learn and communicate, rather than feeling frustrated that mainstream methods that work for "everyone else" continue to fail. In order for the student with ASD to learn flexibility and curiosity, his teachers must do the same. She notes that truly educating a child with ASD requires a lot of patience, but in the end, the teachers can send the child off into the world as an independent, capable person. (Softcover; 117 pages.)
©2007-2008. Autism Society of North Carolina.