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: 9781575426747
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

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.

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.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Alan I. Rosenblatt
Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN: 1581106513
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers an overview of how to care for a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, with information on symptoms, causes, treatments, education, medical care, community resources, developmental milestones, child advocacy, and family challenges.

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.

Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

Author: Kelly J. Mahler
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 1934575429
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

This innovative curriculum teaches important hygiene skills and associated social understanding using a fun approach that targets the core characteristics and learning styles of children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. The author's generous use of structure, predictability, self-monitoring, and ways to convey and check for social understanding is worked into all discussion and activities. Ranging from basic daily hygiene to picking, using public restrooms, burping, and farting, topics focus on healthy and socially acceptable behaviors. The book is the answer to the constant search for inventive and intriguing ways to teach often quite boring topics surrounding functional life skills. Lesson plans are well conceptualized and organized, showing that the author knows what makes children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders tic.

The Aspie Teen s Survival Guide

Author: J. D. Kraus
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781935274162
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Psychology

Offers practical advice so readers can get the most out of middle and high school, both academically and socially, from sensory sensitivity to awkwardness, dating to driving.

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

Author: Sally Ozonoff
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462517954
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Genre: Psychology

"Packed with real-life stories and everyday problem-solving ideas, this book has given many tens of thousands of parents the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. The authors are leading experts who describe ways to work with these kids' unique impairments and capabilities so they can grow into happy, self-sufficient adults. Parents learn practical strategies for helping their son or daughter relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. The book also discusses what scientists currently know about ASD and how it is diagnosed, as well as what treatments and educational supports have been shown to work. Updated with the latest research, resources, and clinical strategies, the second edition clearly explains the diagnostic changes in DSM-5"--

The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006851
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Genre: Psychology

Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

The Parent s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Lorraine E. Wolf
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 1934575895
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Education

Sending a son or daughter off to college is daunting and fear-provoking experience for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. Even high-functioning students with excellent academic preparation face difficulties in higher education, primarily related to communication, social skills, and sensory-based issues. For many, the accommodations and special interventions that supported them in high school will no longer be available on a college campus. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents, who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and much, much more.

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.

The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education and Their Parents

Author: Wendy L Moss, PH D
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631981676
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre:

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 or already receiving special education services. It explains key features of special ed, such as individual education plans (IEPs) and 504 plans. Readers will also learn to cope with challenges, focus on their strengths, understand testing, and see how much extra help can benefit them. The book also teaches students skills to help them succeed, such as perseverance, organization, and self-advocacy.