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Top ten tips : a survival guide for families with children on the autism spectrum

By: Cardon, Teresa A.
Publisher: Shawnee Mission, KS Autism Asperger Publishing 2008Description: xxi, 152 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781934575307.Subject(s): AUTISM | ASPERGER SYNDROME | FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS | FRIENDSHIPS | SCHOOLING | LEISURE
Contents:
Can I do it all by myself? Bath and shower time. - Eating. - Teeth brushing. - Potty training. - Cleaning up the room. - Getting ready in the morning.|Travel time. Traveling. - Airplane rides. - Hotel rooms. - Trips to relatives. - Long car trips. - Disneyland.|Friendship factors Play with peers and siblings. - Play dates. - Board games: playing, winning and losing. - After-school clubs and extracurricular activities.|Family ins and outs Informing relatives about: Autism spectrum disorders. - Siblings. - When a parent is away. - Chores|Summertime fun Summer camp. - Beach. - Crafts and outdoor skills. - Swimming. - Things to keep them busy.|School days Bus rides. - Handwriting. - Homework. - IEPs. - Informing and teaching peers about: Autism spectrum disorders. - Lunch time. - Paraprofessional dos & donts. - Reading. - Special interests and downtime. - Teaching.|Community events and outings Grocery shopping. - At the dentist's. - Doctor's appointments. - Haircuts. - Community outings. - Tools for taking your child's mind off difficult tasks. - Waiting rooms.|Holidaze! Birthdays. - Annual holidays. - Holiday dinners.|All the Rest Support groups. - Visual supports. - Sensory suggestions. - 10 extra tips.|Final thoughts
Summary: "An excellent resource for all parents, caregivers and family members with children on the ASD spectrum; chock full of practical tips and strategies." - BOOK JACKETReview: This is like a recipe book only for solving potential difficulties in any family sharing situation you can think of. Each chapter is given over to a topic like “Travel time”, which is broken down into a variety of components such as hotel rooms, trips to relatives, airplane rides. Finally each of these has a list of the top ten tips for survival within that situation. This practical, easy-to-read, easy-to-follow book is full of advice that has been gathered from the contributor’s lived experiences. All of the solutions presented have been tried and tested within the family context, then shared so that others can benefit. Most tips are written as concisely as possible; an asterix denotes further in-depth information which can be found in the appendix along with lists of useful resources and websites. Recommended for all families with children on the Autism Spectrum to be used as when they want. This is not a book for reading through, but one for dipping into when the occasion arises.
List(s) this item appears in: Siblings and autism. June 2017 | Asperger syndrome and children Dec 2017 | Special interests. November 2018
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Can I do it all by myself?
Bath and shower time. - Eating. - Teeth brushing. - Potty training. - Cleaning up the room. - Getting ready in the morning.|Travel time.
Traveling. - Airplane rides. - Hotel rooms. - Trips to relatives. - Long car trips. - Disneyland.|Friendship factors
Play with peers and siblings. - Play dates. - Board games: playing, winning and losing. - After-school clubs and extracurricular activities.|Family ins and outs
Informing relatives about: Autism spectrum disorders. - Siblings. - When a parent is away. - Chores|Summertime fun
Summer camp. - Beach. - Crafts and outdoor skills. - Swimming. - Things to keep them busy.|School days
Bus rides. - Handwriting. - Homework. - IEPs. - Informing and teaching peers about: Autism spectrum disorders. - Lunch time. - Paraprofessional dos & donts. - Reading. - Special interests and downtime. - Teaching.|Community events and outings
Grocery shopping. - At the dentist's. - Doctor's appointments. - Haircuts. - Community outings. - Tools for taking your child's mind off difficult tasks. - Waiting rooms.|Holidaze!
Birthdays. - Annual holidays. - Holiday dinners.|All the Rest
Support groups. - Visual supports. - Sensory suggestions. - 10 extra tips.|Final thoughts

"An excellent resource for all parents, caregivers and family members with children on the ASD spectrum; chock full of practical tips and strategies." - BOOK JACKET

This is like a recipe book only for solving potential difficulties in any family sharing situation you can think of. Each chapter is given over to a topic like “Travel time”, which is broken down into a variety of components such as hotel rooms, trips to relatives, airplane rides. Finally each of these has a list of the top ten tips for survival within that situation.

This practical, easy-to-read, easy-to-follow book is full of advice that has been gathered from the contributor’s lived experiences. All of the solutions presented have been tried and tested within the family context, then shared so that others can benefit.

Most tips are written as concisely as possible; an asterix denotes further in-depth information which can be found in the appendix along with lists of useful resources and websites.

Recommended for all families with children on the Autism Spectrum to be used as when they want. This is not a book for reading through, but one for dipping into when the occasion arises.

Patron comment on 09/03/2017

Good for dipping in and out of. This book is aimed at a wide range of abilities so some will apply but not all.

Patron comment on

Time not enough to browse these valuable info - was of great value

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