You're Going to Love This Kid!

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 22.86mm | 975.22g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • 159857079X
  • 9781598570793
  • 114,296

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"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."--June E. Downing, Ph.D."Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge" (01/10/2010) "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.'"--Patricia Mack-Preston"Special Education Teacher, Howard County, Maryland" (01/10/2010) "I loved this book! Respect and empathy infiltrate every chapter . . . and inform us how to appreciate and include all kids."--Jed Baker, Ph.D."Director of the Social Skills Training Project and author of No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior" (01/10/2010) "Solid, practical, and realistic ideas . . . uplifting and extremely positive. Every teacher should have the opportunity to experience Dr. Kluth's wit, clarity and wisdom."--Cathy Pratt, Ph.D."Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism; Board Chair, Autism Society" (01/10/2010) "The first edition was excellent, and whatever superlative exceeds excellent should be given to this new edition. It is simply fabulous!"--Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D."Consultant, The Ziggurat Group" (01/10/2010) "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."--Anne M. Donnellan, Ph.D."Director, Autism Institute, University of San Diego" (01/10/2010) "Full of great ideas and excellent strategies . . . Every teacher and parent should have multiple copies - one to keep and the rest to loan out!"--Lynn Kern Koegel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP"University of California, Santa Barbara" (01/10/2010) "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!"--Michael McSheehan"Clinical Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Project Coordinator, Institute on Disability, Durham, NH" (01/10/2010) "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!" --Veronica Zysk
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About Paula Kluth

Paula Kluth is an independent education consultant and scholar in Illinois. Patrick Schwarz is Associate Professor of Special Education, National-Louis University
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