Teacher Resources

Rating Scale for Quality Characterizations of Individuals with Disabilities

The rating scale is comprised of multiple categories including overall reaction, personal portrayal, social interactions, exemplary practices, sibling relationships, point of view, literary quality, and illustrations. This scale was developed based upon current research literature regarding individuals with autism and developmental disabilities as well as standard practices for judging quality literature for children and youth. 

How to choose a good book! 

Parents, teachers, school psychologists, librarians, and others can use the rating scale to help them select appropriate books for their needs.  Download the scale in PDF form below.  A MS Word version is available upon request.


Click here to download a copy of the rating scale.

Lesson Plans and Discussion Questions

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (2004 Dolly Gray Award winner). Discussion questions provided by Random House.