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"You're Going to Love This Kid!" Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, Second Edition By Paula Kluth, Ph.D.

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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

"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, Managing Editor, Autism Asperger's Digest magazine

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.

NEW forms and planning tools, including:
  • Goal Setting for Your Inclusive School form

  • Is Your School Inclusive? checklist

  • Comfortable Classroom checklist

  • Team Meeting Record Keeping template

  • My IEP worksheet

  • Co-Teaching Self-Assessment

  • Strengths & Strategies Profile

  • and more!


Table of Contents



About the Author
Eugene 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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