The first alphabet book created with children with autism in mind, A Is for "All Aboard!" is the perfect way to foster literacy using children's fascinations. An ideal complement to Kluth & Chandler-Olcott's "A Land We Can Share": Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism, this one-of-a-kind book is
• All about trains—one of the most popular interests of children with autism
• Filled with vibrant, engaging, and uncluttered art
• Written for children of all reading levels, with vocabulary ranging from basic concepts (bridge) to special train jargon (idler car, monorail)
• Shaped by feedback from children with autism
• Complete with helpful teaching tips for educators and parents
Sure to captivate children with autism—and any young train enthusiast—this book will help kids of all ages improve their literacy skills as they learn the ABCs of one of their favorite topics.
About the Authors:
Paula Kluth, Ph.D., is one of today's most popular and respected experts on autism and inclusive education. Through her work as an independent consultant and the high-energy presentations she gives to professionals across the country, Dr. Kluth helps educators and families create responsive, engaging schooling experiences for students with disabilities and their peers, too. An internationally respected scholar and author, Dr. Kluth has written or cowritten several books for Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., including "You're Going to Love This Kid!": Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, Second Edition (2010); Pedro's Whale (2010); From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks: 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K–12 Classrooms (2010); "A Is for All Aboard!" (2010); "A Land We Can Share": Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism (2008); and "Just Give Him the Whale!": 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism (2008).
Victoria Kluth lives in Melbourne, Australia, and works in sales. She loves trains and oftern rides on the Puffing Billy Railway in the Dandenong Ranges near her home. She also loves reading and enjoys sharing books with her two nieces. This is her first book for children.