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Managing Family Meltdown : The Low Arousal Approach and Autism - Linda Woodcock

Managing Family Meltdown

The Low Arousal Approach and Autism

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Published: 15th December 2009
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Managing Family Meltdown provides explanations for challenging behaviours, and offers a wealth of guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour, such as physical aggression and self-injury. The authors explore the difference between managing and changing behaviour; examine how our own behaviour can influence the situation; and show how, by reducing stress and anxiety, children are better able to process information, becoming less likely to react in challenging ways. The pros and cons of medication and ways to look after your own health are also discussed.
This hands-on, practical book is appropriate for children who are non-verbal, as well as those with higher functioning autism and will be indispensable for families, carers and anyone involved with children on the autism spectrum.

Acknowledgements. Foreword. Introduction: Setting the Scene. 1. Understanding Autism. 2. Understanding Challenging or Distressed Behaviour. 3. The Low Arousal Approach. 4. Using Video. 5. Relationships, Keeping it Together! 6. Medical Issues. 7. Other Common Problems. 8. Looking after your Health. Resources. Further Reading. References. Index

ISBN: 9780857002211
ISBN-10: 085700221X
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 15th December 2009
Edition Number: 1