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 where 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. Continuously in print for 16 years, and translated into multiple languages, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew brings fresh perspective to a new generation of educators and autistic learners.
The two biggest take-home messages from this book are the importance of 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.
—Temple Grandin, PhD, author of The Way I See It and Thinking in Pictures
It is a delight to find a book that creates a crack in the shell of autism, leading us to a better understanding of students with ASD. Ellen Notbohm offers us a glimpse of the inner thoughts of a child with this disorder, something that is often missed when teaching this student.
—Sheila Wagner, M.Ed., Author of the Inclusive Programming for Elementary, Middle School and High School Students with Autism book series
In a sequel to her groundbreaking best-seller Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, Ellen Notbohm brings the same intelligence, humanity, and compassionate clarity to educators that her earlier volume brought to parents. There are gems on every page, an impeccable blend of wisdom and heart.
—Barbara Probst, PhD, LCSW and author of When Labels Don't Fit
If you only read one book about autism, let this be the one. And prepare for emotional impact. Once again, drawing on firsthand experience and literature, Notbohm shares her gift of shining light, optimism, and profound wisdom in a conversational style that is both scholarly and uplifting.
—Debra Whiting Alexander, PhD, LMFT, post-trauma treatment specialist, Former Associate Professor of Psychology and School Counseling, Bushnell University, and former Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University. Author of Children Changed by Trauma and A River for Gemma
Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew is written with humor and easy-to-remember phrases so the reader can learn to hear the voices of our autistic students and respond in ways that are meaningful to them. I highly recommend Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew for your educational resource library.
—Eileen Harrison Sanchez, MEd, LDTC, NCED-R, PreK-12 Special Education Supervisor (retired), Princeton Public Schools, New Jersey, and author of Freedom Lessons
Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew is an essential guidebook for anyone who loves, works with, and advocates for children. This book is an in-depth primer to understanding the most prominent common threads that run through the autism community.
—Kassie Evans Halpin, M.Ed, Special Educator, Service Learning Coordinator, Advocate for Educational Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Individualized Support
About the Author:
Ellen Notbohm’s internationally renowned work has informed, has informed, inspired, and delighted millions in more than twenty languages. In addition to her four popular award-winning books on autism and her multiple-award winning novel The River by Starlight, her articles and posts on such diverse subjects as history, genealogy, baseball, writing and community affairs have appeared in major publications, and captured audiences on every continent.