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Idea #23: Whisper

Another idea from You’re Welcome by Paula Kluth and Patrick Schwarz

Use a calm, quiet voice as much as possible, especially if the individual is upset. Many on the spectrum report that whispers are calming and comforting as well as easier to understand in some situations.

You’re Welcome: 30 Innovative Ideas for the Inclusive Classroom

Three handbooks; 30 key ideas presented in small, smart packages; all the information necessary to start making inclusion work effectively. Whether you’re a general educator, a special educator, an administrator, a therapist, or a family team member, You’re Welcome presents the thinking you’ll need to open your classrooms to all students.