Understanding Students with Autism Through Art

Classroom educators at all levels have been presented with new challenges and opportunities by great increases in the number of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This book, written for preservice teachers and for practitioners in the field, shares the expertise of professionals from the fields of art education, special education, art therapy, museum education, and medical research. It highlights teachers’ stories, avoids excessive professional jargon, and provides proven examples of successful lessons and teaching/learning strategies in the classroom as well as in one-on-one settings. The book includes discussion questions and a helpful guide of annotated resources for inspiration, professional practice, recognition, and funding.

By Beverly Levett Gerber and Julia Kellman, Editors. 2010. 174 pages. ISBN 978-1-890-16048-7. #S6243

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