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A beginner's guide to autism spectrum disorders : essential information for parents and professionals

By: Taylor, Paul G.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011Description: 107 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781849052337.Subject(s): AUTISM | DIAGNOSIS | STRESS | INTERVENTION | MANAGEMENT | LIFE SKILLS | PARENTING
Contents:
ASD : The Simple Facts 1. Nuts and Bolts 2. Diagnosis 3. The Pervasive Developmental Disorders are Hard Wired 4. How to Recognise the Person who has ASD 5. How People with ASD See the World 6. Stress and Anxiety 7. And Now for the Good News|ASD : What Can We Do About It? 8. Guiding principles 9. Remember this person is hard-wired differently 10. Seek alternative explanations for behaviour 11. Make sure that everybody involved understands 12. Listen to what the person with ASD tells you 13. Listen to what the family tells you 14. Make sure you have the right chair of the board 15. Create structure and predictability 16. Anticipate and deal with transitions 17. Create self-help options 18. Compensate for lack of self-directed learning 19. Work through strengths, by-pass weaknesses 20. Abandon the standard curriculum 21. Teach skills for life 22. Use visual approaches to learning 23. Stay concrete, avoid metaphor, irony, sarcasm, etc 24. Reinforce teaching of social skills 25. Deal with stress 26. Remember that not much learning occurs when there is stress 27. Remember that punishment does not produce learning 28. Avoid power struggles 29. Specific intervention programmes that may help 30. Specific intervention programmes that have no proof that they work
Summary: "What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? What does a diagnosis of ASD mean for the child and for you? How can you learn to fully understand behaviours common to ASD and help the child grow and prosper? This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering ASD for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD. It advocates putting aside conventional thinking and considering things from a different perspective - the way that the child with ASD sees the world." - BOOK JACKET
List(s) this item appears in: Autism and the family. June 2017 | Resources for Community Support Workers. Feb 2016 | Autism 0-5 Free book. May 2017 | Autism 5-12 Free book May 2017 | Autism 12-16 Freebook May 2017 | Autism spectrum disorder for families. July 2018 F | Autism- disclosing the diagnosis. Sept 2018 | ECE Autism (Cat) June 19
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ASD : The Simple Facts
1. Nuts and Bolts
2. Diagnosis
3. The Pervasive Developmental Disorders are Hard Wired
4. How to Recognise the Person who has ASD
5. How People with ASD See the World
6. Stress and Anxiety
7. And Now for the Good News|ASD : What Can We Do About It?
8. Guiding principles
9. Remember this person is hard-wired differently
10. Seek alternative explanations for behaviour
11. Make sure that everybody involved understands
12. Listen to what the person with ASD tells you
13. Listen to what the family tells you
14. Make sure you have the right chair of the board
15. Create structure and predictability
16. Anticipate and deal with transitions
17. Create self-help options
18. Compensate for lack of self-directed learning
19. Work through strengths, by-pass weaknesses
20. Abandon the standard curriculum
21. Teach skills for life
22. Use visual approaches to learning
23. Stay concrete, avoid metaphor, irony, sarcasm, etc
24. Reinforce teaching of social skills
25. Deal with stress
26. Remember that not much learning occurs when there is stress
27. Remember that punishment does not produce learning
28. Avoid power struggles
29. Specific intervention programmes that may help
30. Specific intervention programmes that have no proof that they work

"What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? What does a diagnosis of ASD mean for the child and for you? How can you learn to fully understand behaviours common to ASD and help the child grow and prosper? This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering ASD for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD. It advocates putting aside conventional thinking and considering things from a different perspective - the way that the child with ASD sees the world." - BOOK JACKET

Patron comment on 15/06/2015

This book gave me a great deal of things to look at in how I proceed with my son. Really opened my eyes to what autism is and how the way my son is towards others is not a choice but life. Thank you. I understand a lot more now.

Patron comment on 23/09/2014

I really liked this book. Different opinions, or rather ways of interpreting ASD have broadened my knowledge. Paul Taylor keeps it simple and it's a great book to start on.

Patron comment on

Fantastic resource.

Patron comment on

Readable, succinct. Could be useful for extended family, teachers who want to 'understand' but have limited time for research

Patron comment on

[This] really broke this complex term down in a way that can be understood by newly diagnosed families. Would highly recommend this to ayone who is struggling with understanding ASD

Patron comment on

I would highly recommend this book- an excellent resource.

Patron comment on

Great introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

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