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Story with autism link

Discussion in 'Primary' started by anotherteacher5, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Just wondered if there are any out there. Have done a google, but not much luck. I'm looking at planning an issues/dilemmas Literacy unit and thought a story linked to austistic spectrum disorders might support some of the children in my class. Thank you.
     
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

  3. chocolateworshipper

    chocolateworshipper Occasional commenter

    The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. The main character is autistic, although autism is not directly mentioned. It is a really interesting story, and I think it demonstrates very well that people may be different, but they have their own strengths.
     
  4. The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time is about a boy with aspergers. A very good book, even for a teacher to read. Shows how literal the boy takes simple statements.
     
  5. cinnamonsquare

    cinnamonsquare Occasional commenter

    The Red Beast (I'll have to look up author in a sec) is about a boy with Asperger's. It focuses on anger management - I used it recently with a child in my class who does not have Asperger's but does have problems controlling his rage. So far it's been brilliant and the boy in my class has said he can see himself in Rufus (the boy in the book). The strategies used there are really working for us!
     
  6. cinnamonsquare

    cinnamonsquare Occasional commenter

    Author: K.I. Al-Ghani
     
  7. sara2323

    sara2323 New commenter

    Looking after Louis- it's a lovely story that introduces children to autism.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Looking-after-Louis-Lesley-Ely/dp/1845070119
     
  8. AlwaysAdaptable

    AlwaysAdaptable New commenter

    I used the book and loved it. The higher ability children loved it too. But my middles and lowers really struggled. My gifted child immediately knew that Salim was autistic. I would use the book again but would have to revamp the lessons we adapted the plans from CLPE power of reading but looks like we need to change them completely.
     
  9. Try 'Learning About Friendship' by K.I.Al-Ghani - (same author as 'The Red Beast') There are 10 stories in this book related to making and maintaining friendship - seen through the eyes of a child with ASD. Suitable for ages 4 to 12.
     

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