Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum in the Inclusive Classroom

In this quick-reference laminated guide, author Paula Kluth presents simple, effective strategies for supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive pre-K through 12th grade classrooms, and helping all learners succeed.  Teachers will find up-to-date information about the diagnosis of ASD, what to do if you suspect a student is on the spectrum, and a list of needs of students with ASD. In addition, it recommends specific strategies for the following:

  • Addressing/incorporating student fascinations and passions
  • Helping students cope with change and transitions
  • Building a supportive classroom community
  • Creating a comfortable classroom
  • Supporting students who resist doing classwork
  • Creating Appropriate Assessments
  • Creating accessible whole-class discussions and lectures
  • Teaching literacy and math to students on the spectrum
  • Helping students manage homework
  • Preventing behavior struggles

In addition to being a valuable classroom resource for teachers, paraprofessionals, and support professionals, this concise yet comprehensive guide is also a perfect tool for pre-service or in-service professional development. Parents will also benefit from the strategies outlined in the guide.

By Paula Kluth. 2017. 6 pages. ISBN 978-1-93853-920-6. #NP217.

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