Prior to concentrating on writing, Dr. Sharon A. Mitchell spent decades as a consultant counselor and special education teacher. Her Doctorate and Master's degrees looked at long term outlooks in autism and educating teachers and parents about this disorder. Her passion is helping people with autism spectrum disorders become as independent as possible.
School Daze is the first book in a series set in Madson School. It quickly reached #1 rank in several Amazon categories. The next book will be out in late winter, 2012.
Amazon Bestseller - After suddenly receiving custody of his five year old son, Ben must learn how to be a dad to a child with autism. Ben's sixty hour a week work schedule goes out the window. Teacher Melanie Nicols sees Ben as a dead beat dad, but grudgingly comes to admire how he hangs in, determined to learn for his son’s sake. Her admiration grows to more as father and son come to rely on her.
Excellent book! Dr. Klemm's style is reading, lively and interesting throughout. While other reviewers have recommended this book for college and high school students, I'd add teachers to the list. If educators knew more about these strategies, they could help their students acquire the skills to raise their grades without as much extra effort as they might think. Also, Dr. Klemm's book puts into plain language the current research into brain-based learning that educators are trying to put into practice.
This book will not only help students, but adults in their workplace as they try to keep pace with advancements in their field.