Autism

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Children with autism have difficulty relating to others. Autism spectrum disorder is one of the most common special needs facing children, but even experts still don't fully understand it. Some children with the condition are very intelligent, while many others have intellectual disabilities. Each child with an autism spectrum disorder is different, but all struggle to live in a world that doesn't understand them. In this book, you'll read the story of Livie and her little brother Tucker, who has autism. As Tucker tries to navigate a world he can't comprehend, he faces many challenges—and Livie and her parents face challenges of their own as they try to help Tucker. You'll find out more about what it's like to live in a family with someone who has this disorder—and you'll get a glimpse into what it means to have autism.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Feb 3, 2015
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781422288146
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Special Needs
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Pedro is a seven year old boy who has been diagnosed with having autism. At times, Pedro's disorder makes him become silly and emotional. When Pedro becomes emotional, it is difficult for adults to calm him down. When deciding to take him on various outings Pedro's parents are sometimes embarrassed by his behavior. Therefore, they are afraid to send him with the class on a field trip to the aquarium.

Rasheedah Saleem-Muhammad currently serves as a Special Educator in New Jersey. She has an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Art Degree in Political Science, a Masters Degree in Special Education and a PhD candidate. She has always been in favor of education. She is a person who promotes change and loves working with students with special needs. Her sole belief is that we live in an era where addressing individuals with autism has manifested tremendously and autism has quickly become a global concern. As an educator of individuals with autism, she believes that all children have the ability to learn, and each child is special, and has different learning abilities. Prior to teaching individuals with autism she had little to no training in this field. She highly favors teaching as a lifetime obligation and every child has the capacity to learn. Mrs. Saleem-Muhammad's choice for becoming an educator is due to her unrelenting desire towards helping others. She feels that no other career could be as rewarding as one in education. She also believes that the value of education is a quality of life for all humanity. Therefore, it is her charge to steer this special needs population in the proper direction.

We all have to deal with stress sometimes. Learning to balance our many responsibilities, adjust to new situations, and handle multiple stresses is part of life. But does this mean that you should feel stressed all the time? What if you always feel overwhelmed? What if you simply can't adjust to a new challenge or situation? When the normal challenges of life cause such extreme emotional turmoil that a person cannot adapt and react appropriately, he may be suffering from an adjustment disorder. Those who suffer from adjustment disorders find it particularly difficult to adapt and function in their daily environments. Perhaps they are dealing with a loss or change in life, such as divorce, moving, a new baby, or an end to a relationship. Perhaps they overreact to minor stresses or have anxiety, depression, or conduct disorders that interrupt their normal life functions. When their inability to cope becomes a mental illness, people need help from medical professionals to gain control of their lives again. In Adjustment Disorders, you will learn about the antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs available to treat adjustment disorders. Along the way, you will read about the history of psychiatric drugs, how they work, and current treatment methods. You will also read valuable information about what to expect when taking psychiatric drugs, as well as some of the most prevalent alternatives to drug treatment. Sharing the experiences of young people as they cope with divorce, disappointment, moving, depression, and anxiety may help you understand how such changes can affect your life as well...and where to turn if your reactions to these changes get out of control.
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