Paul Isaacs, autistic speaker, trainer, consultant and author
This book is a fascinating and informative read. Adele's empathy and passion shine through as her book promotes strategies for enablement and positive pathways for happiness and achievement for autistic people. Highly recommended.
Lisa Rogers, Director of Educating Diverse Learners and author of Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers
Visual supports are essential for individuals with autism, but getting the right visual can involve a combination of strategy and artistry. This book clearly demonstrates how the magic of color can add dimension, clarity and meaning to a variety of visual experiences. Color can indeed bring truth and order to the visual learner.
Leonora Gregory-Collura Dipl. RBS TTC, Co-Founder & President of the International Naturally Autistic® People Awards, Convention and Festival, Co-Founder & publisher of the Naturally Autistic® magazine, Director of ANCA® Consulting Inc.
This practical how-to book is an invaluable tool for educators, parents and anyone wanting to support the learning of autistic children. Adele Devine's writing demonstrates a genuine curiosity, appreciation and respect for how autistic children learn and perceive the world around them. Focusing on colour, visual perception and detail (a well-documented quality of autistic children), Adele Devine supports educators to step outside their own learned behaviours and resulting assumptions to create an environment that assists all children in the class, in all their beautiful hues of personality and diverse ways of learning.
The Midwest Book Review
Colour Coding for Learners with Autism' explains how color coding can help youngsters with autism understand lessons, and shows how to assign colors to personal care activities, timetables and more to help kids use their own experiences to understand everything from emotions to diet. Printable resources on a CD-ROM can apply to classroom and home learning efforts while chapters from special needs teacher Devine provide parents and educators with keys to using visuals and color with autism students and family members alike. The fact that this approach can be applied to educational pursuits as well as teaching life and social skills makes it a powerful tool.
Elaine Nicholson, MA, Chief Executive Officer, Action for Asperger'sGood Autism Practice (GAP)
This book on color coding is designed to help autistic children create order in their frequently complicated worlds. It comes with a CD-ROM that contains resources that can be printed and mounted on card... This book is a helpful aide-memoire for anyone working with autistic children in either their home or school setting... Case studies are used throughout to help show how colours might be used. These case studies give the book a welcoming, easy-read, feel... I would not hesitate to recommend this book to any new teacher or teaching assistant in the field of autism education. The more experience -practitioner might also be pleasantly surprised to discover an adaptation of an old technique, or something new.