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.

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

Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575423852
Release Date: 2012
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

October is Autism Awareness Month. 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 or 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's an 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,resources, and a glossary. Sections for parents offer more detailed information.

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.

The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education And Their Parents

Author: Wendy L. Moss
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781631981685
Release Date: 2017-07-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

When kids learn they might receive special education, they often have questions and worries. This book gives kids lots of tools and strategies they can use to deal with their concerns, whether they are in the process of being evaluated for special ed or already receiving special ed services. Readers will learn to cope with their challenges, understand reasons for testing, and see the benefits of accepting special education supports. The book includes special features such as: Stories about kids’ experiences with special education drawn from the authors’ conversations with hundreds of students Approachable and relatable explanations of individual education plans (IEPs) and 504 plans for both parents and kids Reproducible forms to help kids think about their strengths, challenges, goals, worries, and more A section just for parents addressing common questions

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.

Sensory Smarts

Author: Kathleen Ann Chara
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 184310783X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Family & Relationships

Many children, especially those with autism-related problems, struggle with sensory integration - problems in the detection and/or processing of environmental or bodily events. Christian is a 12-year-old who has suffered from both aspects of sensory integration problems since birth. Following his experiences as a young child, Chara and Chara relate Christian's painful reactions to touch and extreme sensitivity to temperature, noise, taste and texture. Through detection, diagnosis, therapy and treatment, this book looks at the battles, frustrations and triumphs familiar to those with (or caring for those with) sensory integration problems. Sensory Smarts offers real solutions, such as a sensory sensitivity scale, a behavioral rating chart, and a list of helpful organizations, as well as genuine hope of overcoming sensory integration problems. With much of it written from the perspective of a child, this richly illustrated book encourages children to work with adults in overcoming their sensory difficulties. Based on mainstream psychological theories, this book will be indispensable to those grappling with, or trying to raise awareness of, sensory problems in childhood.

Top Ten Tips

Author: Teresa A. Cardon
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 1934575305
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Family & Relationships

Top Ten Tips - I get by with a little help ... Do you ever feel like you're in this parenting thing alone? Like no one understands what you're going through? Parenting children on the autism spectrum is an adventure with countless twists and turns. However, with a little help from 44 fellow parents and professionals your daily journey can be a little less bumpy. Top Ten Tips offers 520 practical, tried-and-true tips. The book is organized so that you don't have to read through theories or lengthy descriptions - it is all practical; short and sweet. The stuff you want to know NOW! The book is broken down into nine chapters with topics ranging from family outings, holidays, and frequent activities (bath time, meal time, etc.). This at-your-fingertips tool will help families with a child on the autism spectrum navigate their way through everyday activities and occurrences in. Contributors include speech language therapists, occupational therapists, autism experts, parents, and individuals on the spectrum.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Francis Tabone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442262423
Release Date: 2016-08-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

One out of every 68 persons is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In addition, about 1 percent of the world population is afflicted with this condition. There is a vast amount of conjecture surrounding the topic of autism, so it is crucial to make sure relevant and appropriate information is accessible to those living on the spectrum as well as to those closest to them. In Autism: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Francis Tabone provides a comprehensive look at autism spectrum disorder. Designed to help teens and their families gain a social, medical, and historical understanding of ASD, this book addresses the factors that have influenced the treatment of this condition. Featuring stories and quotes from teens and young adults who live with ASD, this book helps readers gain insight into the ASD brain and how it affects individuals. Topics covered in this book include understanding behavioral elements the origins and history of the term “Autism” a neurological look at the various disorders on the spectrum various types of treatment how to interact with a person on the spectrum accomplished people living with a disorder on the spectrum Firmly grounding this subject in facts while providing advice for those affected by ASD—both directly and indirectly—this book will be of interest to young adults of autism as well as to their family members and friends. As a result, readers will better understand how to interact and work with those with ASD as well as gain a broader acceptance of those who may be different. With helpful advice and a list of resources, Autism: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a much needed book for anyone wanting to know more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

When My Worries Get Too Big

Author: Kari Dunn Buron
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 1931282927
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

Presents ways for young children with anxiety to recognize when they are losing control and constructive ways to deal with it.

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Shana Nichols
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846428858
Release Date: 2009-01-15
Genre: Psychology

'This book is not only reassuring; it is inspiring, and bursting with ideas and achievable strategies. The authors write with authority and conviction, and tackle even the most difficult and delicate of topics. If ever you needed to be convinced that girls with ASD can overcome the difficulties and challenges of puberty and adolescence, have successful friendships and relationships and enjoy a healthy sexuality, then take the time to read this book - it is a must-have for families, teachers and therapists alike.' -Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and 'fitting in'. Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics. Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.

The ASD Workbook

Author: Penny Kershaw
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857004271
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Genre: Psychology

A diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be confusing and overwhelming for all involved, and it can be difficult for parents to know how best to approach the subject with their child. This easy-to-use interactive workbook gives parents the help they need to explain ASDs to their child and provide practical and emotional support following diagnosis. Parents are invited to work through each chapter with their child as they grow older and go through adolescence, encouraging them to talk through how the ASD affects each area of their life, from making friends to problem-solving to planning a career. The information and advice is presented in a clear and positive way to help both parent and child understand more about what the diagnosis means for them. As the workbook is completed an invaluable record of development will be created for parent and child to look back on together. This hands-on workbook is an essential resource for parents and carers looking for guidance on explaining ASDs from diagnosis onwards to children aged 10 and up.

ASD and Me

Author: Teresa DeMars
Publisher:
ISBN: 0983638802
Release Date: 2011-07-29
Genre: Autism spectrum disorders in children

Written for kids diagnosed with Aspergers, PPD-NOS, or autism, parents will appreciate the way this heartwarming book will help them explain high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to their child on the spectrum. ASD and Me is written from the point of view of Eli, a seven year-old boy that has high functioning autism spectrum disorder. Through the story, Eli explains how he was diagnosed, and how ASD affects the way he thinks and interprets the world around him. He also talks about some of the social and life skills he has learned that help him fit in with others. The story concludes with some of the interests and activities that Eli shares with other children. ASD and Me is a great book to share with siblings and classmates. A Letter to Parents section at the end of the book offers detailed information about the symptoms of high functioning ASD, which would be helpful in explaining the disorder to extended family and friends.

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

Author: Sally Ozonoff
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462517954
Release Date: 2014-01-12
Genre: EDUCATION

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.

Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Strategies for Maximizing Their Strengths Coping with Adversity and Developing a Social Mindset

Author: Dr. Robert Brooks
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071739863
Release Date: 2012-01-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

New hope for parents raising a child with autism spectrum disorders In Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, noted psychologists and bestselling authors Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Brooks teach you the strategies and mindset necessary to help your child develop strength, hope, and optimism. This is the first approach for autism spectrum disorders based in the extremely popular field of positive psychology. Drs. Brooks and Goldstein--world-renowned experts on child psychology and, specifically, resilience--offer you practical tips for long-term solutions rather than just quick fixes. Featuring dozens of stories and an easy-to-follow, prescriptive narrative, Drs. Brooks and Goldstein demonstrate how to apply resilience to every parenting practice when raising a child with autism spectrum disorders, preparing him or her for the challenges of today’s complicated, ever-changing world and helping your child develop essential social skills. Learn how to: Empower your child to problem-solve on his or her own Teach your child to learn from mistakes rather than feel defeated by them Discipline your child while instilling self-worth Build an alliance with your child's school