1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's. Ellen Notbohn & Veronica Zysk ~ Future Horizons: Arlington, Texas

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching

This book has a wealth of critical information for parents, teachers and other professionals working with individuals on the autism spectrum. It is jam-packed with ideas that hit virtually every area of the individual's life/education, useful resources and websites as well as a section to the teacher and parent regarding their rights under special education law. Neither in my graduate nor my undergraduate classes did I receive information on my rights as a teacher and most parents don't know what their rights are as a parent! The book also has suggested IEP goals for areas that tend to be troublesome to the average teacher like social skill goals. The section on complete IEP goal development contains the best examples of IEP goals that I have ever seen. This book gave me instant training information/materials for both my staff and the parents of the students I serve. There is even a large section that recommends toys for specific skill development. Differentiating between a tantrum (voluntary) and a meltdown (involuntary) is explained. The book is written in a very positive and encouraging format and highlights practical tips rather than technical tips that are difficult to implement in a standard classroom. I will be pulling out ideas from this book all year and probably many years to come!

Bonnie Kimpling-Kelly, Teacher/Behavior Analyst