Ten Things Your Student With Autism
Wishes You Knew
by Ellen Notbohm
©2006, Future Horizons, Inc. (800) 489-0727
For the teacher in all of us, whether trained educator or family member, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew offers tools to make the most of every teaching moment in the life of the children we love. The mystery of autism melts when placed under the light of understanding: we can recognize and accommodate the thinking patterns that guide their actions, we can shape an environment conducive to their learning style, we can communicate in meaningful ways, we can teach the whole child, not just his autism.
Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew affirms that autism imposes no inherent upper limits on achievement, that both teacher and child “can do it.” This book provides the light bulb, the game plan and the tool kit that enable both to stay the course, in the classroom and in all schools of life experience.
Hailing it as a “revolutionary read,” onlinecolleges.net named Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew to their list of The 20 Essential Books About Special Education:
“Special education professionals dealing with autism spectrum students will greatly appreciate this comprehensive, sensitive look at what life is like with the disorders. By getting into the minds and experiences of such children and teens, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew proves an integral resource when drawing up viable lesson plans and properly meeting specific emotional needs. Parents and other loved ones struggling to understand ASD individuals will also benefit from picking up this revolutionary read.”
“Ellen provides an excellent perspective for those involved with educating children on the autism spectrum. Her work is practical, concise and brimming with common sense. I particularly applaud her emphasis on raising our expectations for autistic learners and getting to know children with autism as people, rather than diagnoses or problems.”
Steven E. Gutstein, PhD
Founder, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
Director, The Connections Center, Houston, Texas
“Ellen Notbohm’s advocacy of those with autism, her clever, respectful, and compassionate understanding of how we think and learn makes her new book the best ally your student with autism could wish for.”
William Stillman, Asperger’s self-advocate and author of Demystifying the Autistic Experience and Autism and the God Connection