No. 312| Understanding Students with Autism through Art
Editors: Beverly Levett Gerber and Julia Kellman
This timely resource, written for preservice teachers and at the request of practitioners in the field, shares the expertise of professionals from the fields of art education, special education, art therapy, museum education, and medical research. Avoiding professional jargon, it highlights teachers’ own stories and provides proven examples of successful lessons and teaching/learning strategies in the classroom and also in one-on-one settings.
The book includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter as well as a helpful guide of annotated resources for inspiration, professional practice, recognition, and funding.
“Understanding Students with Autism through Art is a ground-breaking book that focuses attention on the importance of art education in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum… Art and drawing have enabled me to have a successful career….”
—Temple Grandin, PhD, Professor of Animal Science,
Colorado State University; internationally recognizedautism
advocacy speaker and bestselling author
View book review by Bryna Bobick, University of Memphis, Tennessee
174 pp. (2010) ISBN 978-1-890160-48-7