My Autism Book

Author: Tamar Levi
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857008688
Release Date: 2013-12-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

My Autism Book is a beautifully illustrated picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way. When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This book is designed to be read with the child as a simple introduction to their diagnosis. Written by a doctor and a children's author, the book is tailored precisely to the needs and experiences of the child with ASD aged 5 and up. It explains what an autism diagnosis means and encourages an exploration of the child's likely strengths and differences using clear language that speaks directly to the child. The colourful pictures throughout show how the world looks from the child's perspective and the book ends with a summary checklist to encourage the child to record and discuss how autism affects them.

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Sue Ming
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857008602
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

This comprehensive guide enables parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to play an active and effective role in their child's medical care from diagnosis to early adulthood. With a focus on working with health care providers to ensure the best treatment for your child's unique needs, it includes: - a description of the developmental and medical conditions faced by children with ASDs in lay terms - an explanation of common diagnostic tests - a presentation of conventional and alternative therapies and how they work - tips for managing day-to-day medical or behavioral problems - advice for parents considering enrolling their child in a research project - and all the latest medical information. This authoritative and accessible book provides parents of children with an ASD with the foundation of knowledge they need to become an active partner in the medical care of their child and the map that will allow them to navigate the complex medical world.

A Parent s Guide to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Second Edition

Author: Sally Ozonoff
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462518692
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Psychology

Many tens of thousands of parents have found the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide. Leading experts show how you can work with your child's unique impairments--and harness his or her capabilities. Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. You'll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work. Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.

Talking with Your Child about Their Autism Diagnosis

Author: Raelene Dundon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784505776
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

Telling your child about their autism diagnosis can be daunting. Will they be better off for knowing? What's the right way to tell them? Should you inform anyone else too? As a mother of two children on the spectrum, with over ten years' experience as a psychologist specialising in childhood autism, Raelene Dundon has all the tips you'll need. In this concise book, she sets out case studies, examples and resources that will equip you to make your own informed choices and help your whole family to live well with autism. Part One provides ways to tell children of different ages and development levels about their diagnosis, including photocopiable and downloadable worksheets designed to help diagnosed children understand autism, and gives advice on what to do if they react in a negative or unexpected way to the news. Part Two explores the pros and cons of sharing the diagnosis with others, including family, friends, school staff and your child's classmates, and guides you through what to do if others don't understand or accept the diagnosis.

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders And Their Parents

Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575425269
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get “stuck” on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping of pacing (”stims”). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions (”What is ASD?” “Why me?”) and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, and resources. Sections for parents offer additional information.

Talking Together about an Autism Diagnosis

Author: Rachel Pike
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 1905722370
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Autism in children

At The National Autistic Society we are often asked about how best to talk to someone about their autism diagnosis. We feel that a person with autism has the right to know their diagnosis. Wanting to protect someone from their diagnosis can feel like the kindest thing to do, but in reality it often gets harder the longer it is delayed. There are definite advantages to talking about the diagnosis, but these vary between individuals. Many people have commented that they would like to have known earlier because knowing their diagnosis came as a relief and a source of comfort. This book offers a wealth of advice and guidance. Aimed primarily at parents and carers of younger children, it includes helpful information also for schools and for people working with adults with autism.

Does My Child Have Autism

Author: Wendy L. Stone
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0787984507
Release Date: 2006-03-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

Does My Child Have Autism? is a question so many parents are asking themselves today. Is he avoiding eye contact? Why can’t she talk? Is my child’s development normal or does he have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Parents know that if their child is somewhere on that spectrum, they need to intervene as early as possible to maximize the benefits of early intervention. This groundbreaking book, by one of the foremost experts, teachers, and clinicians in the field, provides a guide for parents about what to look for at home at twenty-four months or even earlier, what to do, and how to get the right kind of help from doctors, counselors, therapists, and other professionals.

Getting the Best for Your Child with Autism

Author: Bryna Siegel
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606238004
Release Date: 2008-01-02
Genre: Psychology

As the parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder, you need an informed, caring advocate who can deftly guide you through the complex maze of treatment options. In this empowering resource, bestselling author Bryna Siegel--one of the world’s leading authorities on the disorder--helps you zero in on proven strategies and tailor them to fit your child’s unique needs. Like no other book, Getting the Best for Your Child with Autism shows how to get an accurate assessment of your child’s strengths and weaknesses so you can develop a plan of action suited to his or her individual learning style, interests, verbal abilities, and social skills. You’ll learn what services you’re entitled to, how to determine what’s right for your family, and ways to work effectively with doctors and school professionals. With Dr. Siegel as your ally, you can help your child learn and grow.

A Beginner s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Paul G. Taylor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857004778
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Genre: Psychology

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? What does a diagnosis of ASD mean for the child and for you? How can you learn to fully understand behaviours common to ASD and help the child grow and prosper? This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering ASD for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD. It advocates putting aside conventional thinking and considering things from a different perspective – the way that the child with ASD sees the world. This concise and straight-talking guide to ASD will ensure parents, carers, teachers and other professionals feel confident, informed and able to cope with the road ahead.

Autism Encyclopedia

Author: E. Amanda Boutot
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781593634698
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

45 critical topics every parent and teacher must understand about autism. Serving and advocating for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) requires parents, teachers, and other caretakers to gather and understand a massive amount of information. Autism Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders offers concise, reader-friendly articles that provide answers to the most pertinent questions related to educating and parenting children with autism. The entries explain and give practical advice on topics including the educational process; programs and therapy; issues in communication, behavior, and social skills; promoting living skills, friendships, and inclusion; and caring for adults with autism. Current research and emerging issues also are discussed. Each entry contains a glossary of key terms and suggested resources for more information. Topics are cross-referenced for easy access to related articles within the book. The book provides parents and teachers with the information they need to help ensure success for children with ASD.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Chantal Sicile-Kira
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440621734
Release Date: 2004-08-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

Based on nearly two decades of Chantal Sicile-Kira's personal and professional experiences with individuals and families affected by this growing epidemic, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, including: - The causes of autism spectrum disorders - How to properly diagnose ASDs - Treatments based on behavioral, psychological and biomedical interventions - Coping strategies for families - Educational needs and programs - Living and working conditions for adults with ASD - Community interaction - Teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals

Early Intervention and Autism

Author: James Ball
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781935274308
Release Date: 2008-02-15
Genre: Psychology

Leave behind confusing textbooks and unreliable websites. This book will guide you through your child’s early years by providing sound advice based on over twenty years of experience. In an easy-to-read, question-answer format, Dr. Jim explains what makes your child tick, how to get the most out of early intervention services, and how to choose the most effective treatment options. Helpful features include: 10 Common Myths about Children with ASD, 7 Effective Teaching Strategies, 10 Behavior Rules to Live By, and Must-have EI Goals and Objectives for Children with ASD. In a special how-to section in the book, Dr. Jim walks you through a typical day in the life of a young child with autism, from the time the child wakes up to the time he goes to bed. You will learn what to do (and not do), what to say (and not say), and how to use the strategies outlined in the book to teach your child new skills, manage behavior, and have fun while learning! No matter what your level of “autism expertise,” this is your game plan to start working with your child RIGHT AWAY!

Homeopathy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Mike Andrews
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 9780857011282
Release Date: 2014-06-21
Genre: Health & Fitness

This book presents the clinical experiences of homeopaths working with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) around the world, exploring the outcomes that are being achieved in practice. Anecdotally, homeopathy has been found to be helpful for managing aggression, improving physical health problems and enhancing overall wellbeing in some children and adults with autism. This will be compelling reading for homeopaths, other healthcare professionals, teachers, parents and all those who come in to contact with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Securing Appropriate Education Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Allison Hope-West
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857003518
Release Date: 2011-05-15
Genre: Psychology

Searching for the right school for a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) opens up a huge and complicated world, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. What should you look out for in a school? What questions should you ask? How do you choose between different educational approaches and programmes? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon surrounding special educational needs (SEN), and walks parents and professionals through the entire journey of securing appropriate educational provision for a child with ASD. The author explains the implications of having, or not having, a diagnosis, how to obtain a Statement of SEN, how to find and secure an appropriate school, and how to work effectively with outside agencies. She provides clear explanations of the legal aspects of the process, including SEN law, the SEN code of practice and the new guidelines for SEND tribunals. Recognising that mainstream schooling is not the best option in every case, she also shows that independent schools and home-schooling can be viable options in some cases. A multitude of useful resources, websites and sources of further information are also included. Whether you are the parent or carer of a child with ASD, or a professional working with autism, the ideas and information in this book will steer you through the complex maze of issues surrounding how to secure effective educational environments for children with ASD.

Autism ADHD Why My Child Is Different

Author: Katherine Dailey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1493516450
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

" Autism Spectrum Disorders " Why My Child Is Different - The Complete And Easy Guide To "Autism Asperger Syndrome Disorders" For Special Needs Children "Autism" Why My Child Is Different encourages parents to take part in a primary role as a professional in their child's daily care and to provide their indispensable knowledge as the leading care providers to the table. "Autism" Why My Child Is Different is very insightful, accessible and has useful overview for parents of children with autism. I highly suggest this book and think that it is going to be of tremendous advantage to children with autism and their families. A comprehensive guidebook with hands-on notes for parents at all stages of the autism diagnosis. An energizing, parent-centered strategy that equips parents to go along with their instinct while also giving practical guidance that stimulates critical thinking. Parents dealing with kids suffering from Asperger Syndrome will have success using positive reinforcement with them. You need to show your child what you expect from him/her and support him/her in his/her efforts. Your child can be independent even with this syndrome. Kids suffering from Asperger Syndrome do not need to lag behind. They can lead normal lives, as long as they get the right treatment for Asperger Syndrome. Inside this book you will learn what to expect and the stages of coping with the analysis, also you will know the 10 Strategies for Celebrating Holidays Together with your "Autistic Child". Even if your child does not have autism, I would encourage every parent to purchase a copy of this book. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Why My Child Is Different - The Complete And Easy Guide To "Autism Asperger Syndrome" - Autism Therapy, Diagnosis, Autism Symptoms And Treatments For Special Need Children Amazon Kindle Best Seller, A Must Read! Here is a list of some of the topics inside this book: - General Misconceptions Bordering ASDs - Understanding Autism - The Causes for Autism - A CLOSER LOOK AT AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS - Types of ASDs - ACCEPTING THE AUTISM DIAGNOSIS - THE DIAGNOSIS - The Signs Of Autism - GLUTEN FREE DIET - AUTISM MEDICATION - ARE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN? - Music Therapy - Nutrition, And Much Much More Tags: autism spectrum disorders, aspergers, adhd diet, child development stages, special needs children, autism