This is a children's alphabet book focusing on railroads, the most common interest of children with autism spectrum disorders. While writing "A Land We Can Share", Paula became frustrated that essentially no books existed to foster early literacy for students with autism through the use of their fascinations, so she wrote this one. This alphabet book is intended to appeal particularly to children with autism by exploring a topic that many of them find fascinating. Trains are, according to Simon Baron-Cohen, the most common passion among children with autism, and a book that taps into this interest is a much-needed resource for educators and parents. A is for 'All Aboard' is written for children with autism of many reading levels, with vocabulary ranging from basic concepts (e.g., bridge) to special train jargon (e.g., idler car, unit train). The illustrations are designed to appeal to common sensory preferences of children with autism, and thus are generally free of visual clutter, while including a few entertaining details.
This book is appropriate for all children, but is planned to be especially useful to children with autism and would be a good companion for 'A Land We Can Share'.
Paula Kluth, Ph.D., is one of today's most popular and respected experts on autism and inclusive education. Through her work as an independent consultant and the high-energy presentations she gives to professionals across the country, Dr. Kluth helps educators and families create responsive, engaging schooling experiences for students with disabilities and their peers, too. An internationally respected scholar and author, Dr. Kluth has written or cowritten several books for Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., including ""You're Going to Love This Kid!": Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, Second Edition" (2010); "Pedro's Whale" (2010); "From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks: 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K 12 Classrooms" (2010); ""A Is for All Aboard!"" (2010); ""A Land We Can Share": Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism" (2008); and ""Just Give Him the Whale!": 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism" (2008). Vistoria Kluth lives in Melbourne, Australia, and works in sales. She loves trains and oftern rides on the Puffing Billy Railway in the Dandenong Ranges near her home. She also loves reading and enjoys sharing books with her two nieces. This is her first book for children. "
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