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.

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Tip 18: WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

Posted on April 18, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

When I started my website site at paulakluth.com a few years ago, there were only a few inclusion-focused blogs out on the web. Now, every time I search for inclusion blogs, I find wonderful new resources like today’s featured site.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

In-kloo-zhuhn is not only filled …

Tip 17: Teach Playground Games

Posted on April 17, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

So many children struggle during recess. Some cannot figure out how to spend the time and others may identify activities, but lack skills to engage in those activities. One way to support these learners is to explicitly teach playground games to all students in the school.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

One way to support these learners is to …

Tip 16: Opt for iPad AAC Options

Posted on April 16, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

When I was a teacher, trying a new AAC system required renting a device from the district. If they didn’t have the one you wanted in stock, you had to wait weeks or even months. Then, if the device or system seemed to work for the person, you began the process of advocating for the purchase of the device. In some cases, this process may still be a reality.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Tips

The iPad and other devices like it …

Tip 15: Use Literature to Teach Language

Posted on April 16, 2012 in Literacy, News

Trying to teach idioms, homonyms, metaphors, similes, jokes, or sarcasm? Try using picture books and other kiddie lit. There are so many fun titles that can be used with individual students or as part of a whole class lesson.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Some of my favorites are …

Week 2 WINNER

Posted on April 15, 2012 in News

Rose Striplin is our Week 2 winner! Rose, thank you for commenting on www.paulakluth.com. Please send me your mailing address, and we will send you an autographed copy of “A is for ‘All Aboard’”

The next giveaway book will be …

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