You're Going to Love This Kid!Teaching Students With Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, by Paula Kluth. Baltimore: Brookes, 2003.

In this book, which is focused on teaching students with autism in inclusive classrooms, Kluth addresses the needs of a growing group of students in today's schools. Autism spectrum disorder refers to a wide spectrum of complex developmental disorders that typically appear during the first 3 years of life. The three core features of autism are (a) impairments in social interactions, (b) impairments in verbal and nonverbal communication, and (c) restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Autism spectrum disorder affects an estimated 1 in 166 births, and based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, it is growing at a rate of 10 to 17% per year (Autism Society of...

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