Creativity and the Autistic Student

Supporting Strengths to Develop Skills and Deepen Knowledge

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Code: TCP6241

ISBN: 9781760016241

No of Pages: 128

Publish Date: 22 January 2016

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Using creativity as a lens to explore the meaningful learning experiences of autistic youth, Carrie Snow evaluates and challenges common conceptions about autism and offers a strengths-based demonstration of the many ways that autistic people express creativity and imagination. She then identifies key qualities of education that are commonly cited by autistic people to be significant to the development of fulfilling lives, healthy identities promising careers and vocations, and creativity in general. 

This important resource shows how educators can support autistic F–12 students in public, private and inclusive as well as specialised schools. Creativity and the Autistic Student advances the idea that autistic people offer valuable skills and abilities that can strengthen communities, within school and beyond.

Book features:

  • First-person narratives by autistic people that challenge the prevailing medical model.
  • A strengths-based perspective that highlights the resourceful, novel, relevant ways that autistic people navigate their lives.
  • A focus on the importance of cultivating what creativity scholars term “everyday creativity” in autistic youth.
  • Strategies for inclusive curricular and instructional ideas, adaptations and structures.
  • Visions for a future that invites and thrives on the creative contributions of neurodiverse citizens.
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Price A$36.95
ISBN 9781760016241
Publish date 2016-01-22 00:00:00
Partner ID 20278
Partner Name Columbia Teachers College Press
Key Learning Area Cross-Curricular