Just Give Him the Whale!
20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism
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Just Give Him the Whale! by Paula Kluth
Book DescriptionUsing case stories and recommendations based on the authors' research, this book helps teachers to think differently about the so-called "unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests" (Autism Fact Sheet, 2007) of children with autism.Many individuals with autism have deep interest in one or a variety of topics. Some interests are commonly seen across individuals with autism, others seem more unique to an individual person. While conducting their research in schools, the authors observed that plans and goals for students with autism are developed for the purpose of 'extinguishing' or severely limiting these areas of interest.From their observations, the authors concluded that if educators could reframe 'obsessions' as fascinations, passions, interests, or 'enthusiasms' and see these areas as potential tools for teaching and supporting, educators and their students with autism may potentially be more satisfied, calm, and successful. "Just Give Him the Whale!" was written to help teachers and others working with children with autism understand and work with children's fascinations instead of trying to change them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557669605
(279mm x 216mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Brookes Publishing Co
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paula Kluth
You're Going to Love This Kid!, Paperback (November 2010)
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! This second edition is targeted to the specific needs of today's primary- and secondary-school educators.
Pedro's Whale, Paperback (November 2010)
An eye-opening, fully illustrated story-based on the real event that sparked the bestselling "Just Give Him the Whale!"-this teaching tool will motivate educators to make the most of their students' fascinations and help all children learn.
From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Paula Kluth
Features concrete, tangible teacher-created material supports that is designed to help students with and without disabilities who may need extra support, scaffolding, reminders, organizational help, or even enrichment. This book is suitable for teachers working with English-language learners and students with unique learning profiles.
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Author Biography - 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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