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How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome : Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals - Joanne Brayshaw

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Paperback Published: 15th June 2003
ISBN: 9781843101840
Number Of Pages: 336

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This accessible introduction to caring for a child with autism is an ideal resource for the families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as for the professionals who work with them. In clear and simple language and with many illustrations, the authors explain the nature of this condition and its variations, and tackle common problems experienced in everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and going to the toilet. They also suggest strategies for coping with aggression and tantrums, approaches to preoccupations and compulsions, and suggest ways in which to improve communication and social skills. Based on up-to-date research and using many case examples, the authors consider each problem and its causes step by step, and suggest a number of solutions.

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'In clear and simple language the authors (Christine Williams and Barry Wright) tackle common problems experienced in everyday routines.' -Autism us

Does my child have autism spectrum disorder?
First worriesp. 13
Assessmentp. 23
The emotional impact on the familyp. 33
How do children with autism spectrum disorders view the world?
Mindblindnessp. 43
Getting the gistp. 53
Sensory interests and sensitivitiesp. 65
Imagination, time perception, planning and memoryp. 74
Languagep. 81
How can we help?
Managing behaviourp. 91
Developing social skillsp. 112
Developing communication skillsp. 159
Tantrums, aggression and frustrationp. 181
Feedingp. 198
Toiletingp. 209
Soilingp. 222
Sleepingp. 235
Preoccupationsp. 260
Compulsions, routines and ritualsp. 274
Mannerisms and repetitive movementsp. 286
Other interventionsp. 298
Final thoughtsp. 311
A template for making sense of a child's behaviour and planning ways to helpp. 325
Sample sleep diary Bp. 327
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ISBN: 9781843101840
ISBN-10: 184310184X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 15th June 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52