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Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the Classroom
by Elaine Hall
The acclaimed approach to helping children with autism, profiled in the award-winning documentary "Autism: The Musical"This groundbreaking book outlines seven integrated keys for educators and parents to make meaningful connections with children on the autism spectrum. The book is based on the unique approach used by Elaine Hall and Diane Isaacs of The Miracle Project, a m ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Jossey-Bass
(first published January 1st 2011)
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I am very familiar with the Miracle Project and Elaine Hall's work. I even participated in a webinar she hosted and have a deep interest in drama therapy. This book is essential for anyone who works with children with ANY disability.These tips are not specific to Autism. Many of the tools in this book are useful for even typically developing children and showcases child-first (or person-first) in a way that celebrates the gifts that those with disabilities possess. I really like that the tools c ...more
Apr 22, 2013 Iamshadow rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People with an interest in autism, especially teachers, aides and therapists
A highly enjoyable read, considering it's essentially a teaching guide. Lots of deftly-chosen anecdotes, positive examples, and just plain good advice. Plenty of input, quotes and illustrative paragraphs by actual autists, many of them non-verbal, which is brilliant. Even though this is aimed at educators, I think anyone with an interest in autism can take something positive away from this book, even if it's just the simple idea of taking a step back, breathing, and putting yourself in the shoes ...more