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|Brand:||Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd||EAN:||9781843107873|
|'This book offers inspiration and encouragement for parents of children with Autism or Asperger syndrome who are considering home schooling their children, and also provides useful pointers for teachers and carers.' - Link: Autism Europe 'In this resource for parents, Holland describes an approach to teaching children with autism and Asperger syndrome that she developed with her own son, Billy (who now participates in a gifted and talented program). She offers practical advice on such issues as understanding body language, adapting the teaching environment, devising homework schedules, and coping with distractions.' - Book News Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to teach him at home. Where traditional educational approaches had produced limited results, the author's own method of teaching succeeded, over a period of two years, in enabling Billy to pass the test that allowed him to enter a class for gifted children. Teaching at Home explains the author's approach, focused on adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and respecting his vivid imaginative world while attracting and retaining his attention. The author describes her use of sensory and memory techniques, social stories and humour, and gives useful advice on issues such as understanding body language, adapting the teaching environment, devising homework schedules and coping with distractions. This book offers inspiration and encouragement for parents of children with autism or Asperger Syndrome who are considering homeschooling their children, and also provides useful pointers for teachers and carers. Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to take him out of school and teach him at home. Traditional educational approaches produced few results, but she refused to give up the hope that one day he would lead a full, independent life. She devised her own method of teaching, in which the teacher's emotional participation is of the highest importance, and learning is treated first and foremost as a process of mutual spiritual discovery between teacher and child. Olga describes teaching methods in detail and provides examples of ways in which parents and teachers can put them into practice. She describes the process of adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and how she helped him connect with the world around him, while also respecting his vivid imaginative world.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||44901838|
|Number Of Pages||128 pages|
|Publisher||Kingsley Publishers, Jessica|
|LC Classification Number||LC4717.5.H65 2005|
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