Written by experienced teachers and trainers, this unique and important guide contains 18 experiential activities that can be used to teach neurotypical students how individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceive the world around them.
It is the authors' view that sensitivity strategies taught to neurotypical peers will have a lifelong positive effect, and the activities included can be used with students of all ages. Each activity is presented with a complete description, set up guidelines, materials and space requirements, and related key points. The exercises address issues such as: celebrating diversity; cognitive styles; feeling stuck; sensory differences; being excluded; social barriers; and giving and receiving help. Personal stories and quotes from persons with ASD are provided throughout the book, and tips on how to modify activity content and presentation are also included. These innovative strategies can be utilized in a variety of settings, and this guide is a must-have resource for parents, educators, and others who are interested in teaching children awareness, compassion, and helping skills.
160 pages. 2005