Summer Reading Top Ten for Teachers

Here’s my Top 10 list of recommended reading for teachers of kids with autism:

  • “The Autistic Brain”, Temple Grandin- in this Temple Grandin details the latest research into how the minds of people with autism. She explains why not eveyone with autism is a visual thinker.
  • “The Autism Checklist”, Paula Kluth– this book gives a great summary of the adaptations teachers need to make to include kids with autism in their class
  • “10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew”, Ellen Nottbohm -written by an autism-mom, this book is a must read for all teachers.
  • “Carly’s Voice”, Arthur & Carly Fleischman -Carly is a young woman with autism who is unable to speak, but communicates by typing. This book, mainly written by her father, is her true story.
  • “The Way I See It”, Temple Grandin -In this book Temple Grandin shares her opinion on many topics realting to autism.
  • “The Out of Sync Child”,Carol Stock Kranowitz– Many kids with autism also have sensory processing difficulties/disorder. This book provides lots of information and advice about SPD
  • “Intensive Interaction and Sensory Integration”, Phoebe Caldwell -Pheobe Caldwell has been working with people with autsim for over 30 years, most of whom are nonverbal. In this book she explains how it is possible to commnicate with nonverbal people with severe autism.
  • “Anxiety To Meltdown”, Deborah Lipsky -This book discusses the triggers for meltdowns, and explains the differences between meltdown & tantrums.
  • “Autism Movement Therapy”, Joanna Lara -Music & Movement Therapy is not only fun, but it can help kids with autism develop new skills. This is an inspiring and encouraging book.
  • “Running With Walker”, Robert Hughes -A true story of a boy with autism and how his family find therapies which help him learn.

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