Do you know how to help your students with autism feel safe & successful in your classroom?
The Autism Savvy Teacher shows you exactly how to do that, by explaining what the classroom experience is like for your students, what’s happening in their body and how that translates into behaviour.
Who is it for?
Teachers who want to understand more about their autistic students, in particular what the classroom experience is like for them and how you can help to make it a happy and successful one.
What does savvy mean?
Savvy (adj.): Perceptive and knowledgeable, with common sense and good judgement!
How can it help me?
Do you know…
* The difference between perseveration and stimming?
* How to help a student who’s mentally stuck on one topic?
* Why it’s difficult for autistic students to ask for help?
* How stimming in class can help a student concentrate?
* Whether to include eye contact in an IEP?
* Why it’s hard for some autistic students to make choices?
* How to use echolalia to communicate with your student?
* What fear reactions look like in autism?
* How to assess and develop friendship skills?
* Why someone might experience face blindness?
* How play skills develop in autism?
* How to help a student who’s not interested in toys?
* Why some students are more prone to meltdowns, and how you can help prevent them happening?
* How hypersensitivity impacts behaviour?
* Why selective eaters have such strong food preferences?
* How autism affects danger awareness?
* Why some students feel an intense need to run away?
* How autism impacts the pain that a student feels or describes?
* How to help someone who wants to self-harm?
* How to help your students feel more successful at group work?
* Why transitions are such a difficult part of the school day?
The Autism Savvy Teacher has the answers to all of these questions, and so many more!
This easy-to-read but comprehensive e-book explains over 30 important topics to help you become an autism savvy teacher, including:
1. REPETITIVE BEHAVIOURS: Perseveration, stimming, routines
2. THINKING STYLES: Literal thinking, making choices, perfectionism
FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS: Expressing emotions, fear and anxiety, building trust
4. SOCIAL INTERACTIONS: Friendships, eye contact, play skills, face blindness
5. PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES: Sensory processing, meltdowns, selective eating
6. SPEECH AND LANGUAGE: Echolalia, monotone voice, managing volume
7. HEALTH, SAFETY AND ADVOCACY: Asking for help, wandering and elopement, self-harm, danger awareness, medical care
IN THE CLASSROOM: Attention, group work, transitions, handwriting, classroom rules
9. OUT OF THE CLASSROOM: Homework, breaks and non-core lessons, sporting events
And e-reader versions too!
Along with the illustrated .pdf version of the book, your zip file also contains .epub and .mobi versions (so you can read it on iBooks, Kindle and other e-reader devices). And there's also a bonus resources pack, with some posters and other tools to help you implement the things you learn.
Hello! My name is Bec Oakley, I'm an autistic writer who's been helping parents and teachers learn more about autism for nearly twenty years. Along with the resources on my website Snagglebox.com, I've presented many webinars and workshops for schools and nonprofits, and written a popular children's book series about disability. I’ve also won several writing awards, been interviewed by BBC News and Babble, and my work has appeared on sites like The Mighty and Expert Beacon.
I really enjoy helping people to understand more about autism, and I hope this guide gives you lots of ideas about how you can create positive experiences for your autistic students... and become an autism savvy teacher!
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