"All children with autism have ways of dropping into their own world, leaving us behind for a minute, an hour, a day."
This is the essence of autism: a disorder that is, at its heart, about interaction. Many of the symptoms associated with autism come from either a lack of paying attention to other people or a lack of interest in joining in with the rest of the world.
Because this is the case, it is important that when you workwith your child, you are addressing the core issue of autism: your child, for one reason or another, is not spending enough time in our interactive world.
What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Child with Autism gives you the best techniques you can do u right now u to work with your child and draw him or her back into our interactive world.
The ten techniques in the book are not just explained in detail, they are also illustrated by true stories of Mr. Levy's work with children with autism (and their parents).
Don't React: How you respond to your child's behaviors can make all the difference. Learn why most people are ineffective in discouraging their child's 'problem' behaviors and how you can do it differently.
Make Eye Contact a Priority: Understand why eye contact is vital to your child's development and easy steps you can take to help your child to look more.
Join with the Stims: A different and powerful approach to your child's self stimulating and repetitious behaviors.
Respond Differently to Crying: Most of us give children great reasons to cry and act unhappy. Learn to teach your child a more effective way to communicate with you and the rest of the world.
Give Your Child as much Control as Possible: Most children with autism are told "No" much of the time by their parents, teachers,and family members. Make interacting with people more attractive to your child by allowing him to do more of what he wants and moving against him less.
Focus on Your Attitude: A hidden factor in your child's development is how you feel as you work with her. Learn why this is the case and how to feel better, more of the time.
Work One-On-One in a Non-Distracting Room: Why school isn't the best place for your child to develop and grow. Understand the three main factors in a successful educational environment.
Be Dynamic with Your Child: Enthusiasm matters to your child's growth. Learn the three tools you can use to demonstrate energy, excitement, and enthusiasm.
Get More Language: There are three categories of language ability, which does your child fit into? Master techniques that will enable your child to improve her speech, whatever her current level.
Make Sure Food Isn't Part of the Problem: An explanation of dairy and wheat intolerances, and why sugar isn't helping your child. Also, how to introduce new foods so he actually eats them.
When parents feel their world spinning out of control, What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Child with Autism puts the power back in their hands to work with - and help - their child.
Discovering Family Fun with Autism: 50+ Activities, Adventures, and Celebrations for Families Living with Autism
"Your Road Map ""to ""Rediscovering Joy, Fun, and Togetherness"
Having a child with an autism spectrum disorder may mean that you have to change your life. It can seem as though there are so many things you just can't do. But there are adventures-large and small-that kids with autism love, and they are waiting for your whole family! Just think outside of the ordinary, look for reachable sensory experiences, come prepared, and keep an open mind, and everyone in your family can go along for a great ride. This book is packed with exciting ideas for families living with autism, with everything you need to know to make them a reality. Including: Unconventional backyard fun: zip lines, trampolines, tree stumps, and even exercise bikes! Easy ways to adapt public places such as bowling alleys, ice skating rinks, and swimming pools into stress-free outings Surprising activities that can lead to lifelong interests Dreaming big: there's a world of amusement parks, water slides, camping, and other family getaways that are truly within reach Special activities for grandparents and extended family members How to team up with other parents to maximize the fun
With tips and advice from dozens of creative families who have found fun with autism and want you to do the same!
In a time when parents are overwhelmed with confusing, and often conflicting, information, The Autism Answer Book provides them clear and confident counsel by providing straightforward answers to their most pressing questions.
The Autism Answer Book covers such topics as:
--Getting a diagnosis
Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Autism Answer Book helps parents understand and accept their child and develop a plan for success.
The concise, authoritative guide for parents new to the subject of autism.
Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success is written specifically for parents of children recently diagnosed with autism. Although it is a relief to know there is a name for their child's problems, many parents are unsure what steps to take after a child is diagnosed with autism.
This book offers concrete answers to parents' questions and concerns. Clear and concise information on autism is provided, including how autism can affect learning and behavior. Parents will receive the information needed to help them advocate for their child and make decisions on various treatments and educational interventions.
The author also includes advice on preventing many behavioral problems, dealing with those that do occur, and teaching early skills that are critical to a child's success. Autism Handbook for Parents is a must-have for those looking to be an effective advocate, teacher, and parent of their child with autism.