Earlier this month we shared with you a fantastic book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, and now we’re back with a similar book by the same author. Ellen Notbohm shares Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew. In this book she speaks from the student’s voice in order to help teachers realize the thinking patterns that guide most individuals with disabilities, and how to create an environment that will better help them learn.
When Ellen Notbohm first heard to term “autism” applied to her son, Bryce, she knew that she would be wearing a teacher’s hat more often than table manners and tying shoelaces. Raising a child isn’t easy, and most parents are overwhelmed with the idea of becoming a teacher as well when it comes to their child. But if you take some of the things shared in this novel, it might just make things a little bit easier. Start at the beginning:
1. Learning is circular. We are all both teachers and students.