If you are concerned that a student does not understand your directions, ask him/her to repeat them back to you or to a peer.

This website is dedicated to promoting inclusive schooling and exploring positive ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities. Most of my work involves collaborating with schools to create environments, lessons, and experiences that are inclusive, respectful, and accessible for all learners.

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Tip 23: Introduce Yourself

Posted on April 23, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

Here is the first in a series of videos I made with my co-author, Sheila Danaher to introduce the book to new audiences.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

This is one of my favorite ideas in the book because …

Tip 22: Creating Fidget Bags for All

Posted on April 22, 2012 in Autism, News

Today, I am featuring a video tip on how to create fidget bags for all students in an inclusive classroom.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

This idea is from my …

Tip 21: Connect Music to Curriculum

Posted on April 22, 2012 in Autism, Differentiating Instruction, News

Many teachers and families use music to soothe children, inspire them and help them with transitions, but music can also be used to teach curriculum.

There are really great songs available for free on blogs and websites for young children.
Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

And just as many appropriate for …

Tip 20: Phone Home

Posted on April 20, 2012 in Autism, Collaboration, Families, News

Need adaptations ideas? Want to brainstorm positive behavior supports? Looking for peer-support strategies? Contact the families of your learners with autism and tap into one of the richest resources around. I know so many knowledgeable parents who are never asked for input, advice, or tips.

I also know quite a few teachers who are unsure …

Tip 19: Share Strengths of ALL Students

Posted on April 19, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

Look for ways to emphasize the abilities and strengths of all learners in your classroom. This practice will not only help you use the various gifts of your students across lessons and throughout the day, but it will be helpful in building classroom community.

There are many ways to …

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