Format: Paperback: 17cm X 25cm – 286pp
Author: Paula Kluth
Description: This is the book on autism for teachers/education professionals that we have all been waiting for. At last! a practical book for the classroom that does not begin with a medical model account of autism. Instead it begins with accounts of the lived experience of individuals with autism and what these can tell us about creating inclusive classroom environments that work. ‘You’re going to Love this Kid’ is particularly strong on accommodating to the sensory sensitivities and in understanding the whole issue of movement difference as it affects individuals with autism. Both these areas of difference are typically neglected in much of the current UK literature but are crucial to deepening our understanding of the world as experienced by people with autism. Throughout this clearly written and highly practical book Paula Kluth continually attempts to build a bridge between our neurotypical experiences and the experience of autism.
If you’re only going to read one book this year – make it this one!