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.
This book is full of tips, techniques and stories that will give you an inside look at what life is truly like for a child with an autistic spectrum disorder. You'll come away inspired and with a new outlook on how to communicate more effectively with your loved one.
Like most parents, you probably have plenty of questions about coping with autism, and this book has the answers. Autism Explained starts with an in-depth look at the disorder, what causes it and when is the best time to start treatment. We'll discuss the signs that show you might need to get your child assessed and we'll also look at how you can be involved in their therapy by working with the medical experts.
In This Book You'll Find Very Practical And Insightful Ways To Help Your Child...
You'll learn about making a secure and structured routine, creating a personalized treatment plan, and building a support network. Want to know about problem behaviors, helping your child learn to speak and how to get the grandparents or in-laws involved? This book answers all these questions and more in an easy to read style.
Here's a preview of what's inside…What an Autistic diagnosis means for you and your childHow to recognize the signs and symptomsEffective communication strategiesWhy developing a support network is crucialHow to create and implement a structured routine Techniques used to cope for you and your loved oneWhy taking care of yourself should be your top priorityLearn how to create a coping strategy to ensure successPlus, so much more!
Understanding Autism is the key to a happier and healthier relationship between you and your child. If you're ready to have better communication and develop a deeper understanding of an Autistic child, then take action today and get this book!
When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. And our thinking about it has undergone a transformation in her lifetime: Autism studies have moved from the realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research into causes and treatments. Now Temple Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism revolution.
Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might explain common symptoms. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are exploring innovative theories of what causes autism and how we can diagnose and best treat it. Grandin also highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the transformative effects we can have by treating autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting, she argues that raising and educating kids on the spectrum isn’t just a matter of focusing on their weaknesses; in the science that reveals their long-overlooked strengths she shows us new ways to foster their unique contributions.
From the “aspies” in Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the true meaning of the word spectrum. The Autistic Brain is essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field.
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Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognised, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness.
This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns and being misunderstood. Including the reflections of over thirty-five women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some partners and parents, Rudy identifies recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls need validation, information and advice. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives.
This book will be essential reading for females of any age diagnosed with AS, and those who think they might be on the spectrum. It will also be of interest to partners and loved ones of Aspergirls, and anybody interested either professionally or academically in Asperger's Syndrome.