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The Autism Lens
Everything teachers need to connect with students, build confidence, and promote classroom learning
By (author): Kara Dymond
9781551383477 Paperback, Trade English General Trade EDUCATION / Professional Development North America Oct 02, 2020
$24.95 CAD
Active 8.38 x 10.88 x 0.38 in | 390 gr 136 pages Pembroke Publishers Pembroke
Proven strategies that will relieve teacher anxiety around meeting the needs of a child with autism in the general classroom.

The Autism Lens helps teachers to connect to students with autism and support them along their own unique trajectory. Bringing to life communication difficulties that impact socialization and learning, this book removes the guesswork by offering practical solutions and classroom-tested strategies. Woven throughout are stories that encourage teachers to see instruction from a student’s point of view. From this perspective, teachers can gain trust and nudge students into the space where learning happens.

Key Selling Points
  • Memorable, funny, insightful anecdotes help readers to relate to students with autism.
  • The author has both personal and professional experience with autism.
  • Kara Dymond mentors teachers to confidently support children with autism in their classrooms.
  • The author has researched the professional development needs of teachers and what they really want to know about autism.
  • This book is full of practical suggestions, from real classrooms, to meet the needs of students with autism in general classrooms.

Kara Dymond, PhD, has a brother with autism. She is an autism consultant, researcher and educator teaching children with autism. She designs and delivers professional development on autism for teachers, based on their feedback about their classroom concerns. Kara is an instructor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, where she teaches a graduate course on mental health and special education.

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