Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Paula is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher and inclusion facilitator. Her professional interests include differentiating instruction and inclusive schooling.
She is the author or co-author of more than 15 books and products including: “From Text Maps to Memory Caps”: 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms, “Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?”: 100 Ways to Improve Inclusive Schools, “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms, Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Learning in the Inclusive Classroom, A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism, and “The Autism Checklist”: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Paula is also the director of a documentary film titled “We Thought You’d Never Ask”: Voices of People with Autism.
In this web space you will find articles, web links, and resources that can be used to inspire positive change in schools and communities. You will find the following beliefs reflected in the pages of this website:
- Students with disabilities are experts in their own lives;
- Students with disabilities should have opportunities to educate, collaborate with and learn from their peers and their teachers;
- Students without disabilities should have opportunities to educate, collaborate with and learn from their peers with disabilities;
- The families of students with disabilities should be given meaningful opportunities to partner with their child’s school;
- All students deserve schools that are welcoming;
- All students deserve curriculum and instruction that is engaging, appropriate, challenging, and respectful;
- All students should be valued and viewed as making unique and worthwhile contributions to the school community.