In this exciting companion to the beloved classic Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, the unique perspective of an autistic child’s voice describes for teachers, in the classroom and in the larger community, how to understand thinking and processing patterns common in autism, how to shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and how to communicate with autistic learners of all ages in functional, meaningful ways. It's the guidebook every educator and family member, worldwide, needs to create effective and inclusive settings wherein child and adult are both teachers and learners.
This vibrantly updated and expanded edition includes an imaginative, all-new guide adaptable for group discussion, self-reflection, or self-expression, an afterword from the author’s autistic son, and added perspective from autistic adults about their experiences in education. Perennially popular since 2006 and translated into multiple languages, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew now brings fresh perspective to a new generation of educators and autistic learners. The two biggest take home messages from this book are the importance for parents and teachers working together as a team and understanding that your autistic child thinks differently. Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew will help parents and teachers learn more effective methods for teaching children on the spectrum.