Previous study on autism has made significant inroads into the individual branches of autism theory, however, no text has brought together the complete range of theories in an accessible textbook for students and academics. The author argues that a more obvious application of theory to autism intervention would be beneficial to practitioners. With access to the complete range of available autism and Asperger syndrome theory, from development theories to learning style theories, the academics and students working towards the practical application of theory to intervention will have all the necessary information at their disposal. The book is based on a series of autism theory lectures delivered for the NAS and Sheffield Hallam University.
This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the mother or carer of a child diagnosed with AS.
Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, Mothering Your Special Child is varied and engaging, and addresses questions or concerns that a mother might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?', 'How did my child get AS?', and 'What happens now?'.
Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help mothers come to terms with and move forward from a child's diagnosis of AS, and work together with the family to support the child.
Mothering Your Special Child will be essential reading for mothers and carers of children in the initial period after a diagnosis of AS.
These likeable characters guide children with AS through some of the trickiest, stickiest conundrums known to humankind: from anxiety and negative thinking, to sensory overload, emotions, friendship and trust and social situations. By working through the activities and using the cut-out-and-keep tools with a parent, carer or teacher, children with AS will learn how to build upon their strengths and develop techniques for coping with areas of difficulty - as well as how to handle setbacks and celebrate successes along the way! The important topic of staying safe in the digital world is also covered, providing children with the knowledge and know-how they need to use the internet, social networking and text messaging safely.
Original and highly interactive, with attractive colour illustrations throughout, this is an essential toolkit for every family with a child with AS.
Kenneth Hall was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of eight. He is in a unique position to describe some of the inner experiences and perceptions of autism in childhood. He has a warm and positive attitude to Asperger Syndrome which other children will find inspiring. Insights, struggles and joys are recounted vividly in a frank and humorous way. His book is for anyone interested in understanding more about autism, including parents, siblings, teachers and professionals.