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Survival guide for kids with autism spectrum disorders (and their parents)

By: Verdick, Elizabeth.
Contributor(s): Reeve, Elizabeth.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN Free Spirit Press 2012Description: 234 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781575423852.Subject(s): AUTISM | FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS | COMMUNICATION SKILLS | FRIENDSHIPS | BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION | EMOTIONS | RELAXATION | EXERCISE | NUTRITION | CHILDREN
Contents:
Introduction for kids|Introduction for adults|Part 1: A Look Into Autism Spectrum Disorders 1. What is ASD 2. Symptoms of ASD 3. ASD and the senses 4. Well known people with ASD 5. The 'Big' question 6. Think about it, talk about it 7. Your team of helpers|Part 2: Home, School, Community 8. Family matters 9. Have fun! 10. Good communication : body language and listening 11. Good communication : making conversation 12. Your social skills survival kit 13. Making and keeping friends 14. School success|Part 3: Body and Brain basics 15. How to handle hard-to-handle feelings 16. 'Stims' 17. Toilet time 18. Learning to relax 19. Is there medicine for ASD? 20. Move your body 21. Feed your body 22. Keeping it clean (with hygiene) 23 Sleep ... Zzzzzzz|Before you go|Where to go for more info|Sharing the diagnosis with your child (for parents)|Sources of facts and quotations|Index|About the authors
Summary: "This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get "stuck" on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping or pacing ("stims"). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions ("What's an ASD?" "Why me?") and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, resources, and a glossary. Sections for parents offer more detailed information." - TE PUNAReview: This book is full of practical ideas and strategies for kids with autism and their families. It is a colourful, visually pleasing book covering a wide range of topics. It looks at what autism is and what it can feel like, what some of the symptoms are and how to manage them. This book is sure to appeal to children and teens that are looking for support and understanding from others who know just what it is like to be different. With an introduction for adults this delightful book will be of use to children and their families, teachers and care givers.
List(s) this item appears in: Social skills at school. March 2017 | Secondary Resources for teens with autism or an intellectual disability (Cat) April 17
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Introduction for kids|Introduction for adults|Part 1: A Look Into Autism Spectrum Disorders
1. What is ASD
2. Symptoms of ASD
3. ASD and the senses
4. Well known people with ASD
5. The 'Big' question
6. Think about it, talk about it
7. Your team of helpers|Part 2: Home, School, Community
8. Family matters
9. Have fun!
10. Good communication : body language and listening
11. Good communication : making conversation
12. Your social skills survival kit
13. Making and keeping friends
14. School success|Part 3: Body and Brain basics
15. How to handle hard-to-handle feelings
16. 'Stims'
17. Toilet time
18. Learning to relax
19. Is there medicine for ASD?
20. Move your body
21. Feed your body
22. Keeping it clean (with hygiene)
23 Sleep ... Zzzzzzz|Before you go|Where to go for more info|Sharing the diagnosis with your child (for parents)|Sources of facts and quotations|Index|About the authors

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"This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get "stuck" on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping or pacing ("stims"). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions ("What's an ASD?" "Why me?") and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, resources, and a glossary. Sections for parents offer more detailed information." - TE PUNA

This book is full of practical ideas and strategies for kids with autism and their families.
It is a colourful, visually pleasing book covering a wide range of topics. It looks at what autism is and what it can feel like, what some of the symptoms are and how to manage them.

This book is sure to appeal to children and teens that are looking for support and understanding from others who know just what it is like to be different. With an introduction for adults this delightful book will be of use to children and their families, teachers and care givers.

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