A former Greenwood Academy student and additional support teacher (ASN) has published her first book.
The book, “Good Autism Practice for Teachers: Embracing Neurodiversity and Supporting Inclusion,” written by Karen Watson of Kilmarnack, was released earlier last month by Critical Publishing.
The new book offers accessible guidance for all students and faculty working in the ASN field, providing practical, evidence-based ways to support neuro-diverse learners that will also benefit all students.
Ms. Watson said: “During my teaching as a teacher, I realized that as the practice of teaching ASN has evolved, there is indeed a gap in the market for a concise book to provide accessible, easy-to-read guides for extra confidence that I was doing the right thing my students.
“I have always dreamed of writing my own book from my youth, so after spending the last decade working with children, youth and other ASN professionals in different local authorities, I realized that I can combine my experience and practical know-how along with academic research together in an auxiliary learning resource.
“The educational institutions and standard of practice for ASN students in North Ayrshire are of such high quality and my experience on the Council has been very positive.
“The children and young people I worked with are, of course, also a wonderful group! I think if you live and work in Ayrshire, it’s hard to settle for anywhere else. ”