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Attacking anxiety : a step-by-step guide to an engaging approach to treating anxiety and phobias in children with autism and other developmental disabilities

By: Levine, Karen 1959-.
Contributor(s): Chedd, Naomi 1952-.
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015Description: 183 pages : illustrated : 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849057882 (alk. paper); 1849057885 (alk. paper).Subject(s): ANXIETY | PHOBIAS | ADOLESCENTS | AUTISM | DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | INTERVENTION | COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY | CHILDREN
Contents:
Preface -- What is a phobia and how do phobias evolve over time? -- Overview of phobia treatment -- Gradual exposure, humor and interactive play -- The 4-step treatment model -- Treating Sophia's phobia of thunderstorms and bugs -- Treating Will's phobia of environmental sounds, including flushing toilets, hand dryers and vacuum cleaners -- Treating Michael's phobia of injections and blood draws -- Treating Jacob's phobia about losing games and not being first -- Treating Li's phobia of clowns, mascots and people in costumes -- Treating Jordan's phobia about being late and making mistakes -- Collaborating with other professionals -- Appendix -- Unbundling phobias : idea list.
Summary: "This book presents an enjoyable, simple model for tackling anxiety in children and teens with ASD, by building up tolerance to anxiety triggers, decreasing meltdowns and eliminating anxiety responses to fears and phobia. It covers common scenarios which can be adapted to suit the needs of each individual child or teen." - PULISHER'S WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: Autism and mental health. Oct 2017 CM | Mental health and intellectual disability. Oct 2017 CM | Anxiety and teens with ID. Feb 2018 | Managing anxiety in children and teens. Oct 2018 CM
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    average rating: 4.0 (1 votes)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface -- What is a phobia and how do phobias evolve over time? -- Overview of phobia treatment -- Gradual exposure, humor and interactive play -- The 4-step treatment model -- Treating Sophia's phobia of thunderstorms and bugs -- Treating Will's phobia of environmental sounds, including flushing toilets, hand dryers and vacuum cleaners -- Treating Michael's phobia of injections and blood draws -- Treating Jacob's phobia about losing games and not being first -- Treating Li's phobia of clowns, mascots and people in costumes -- Treating Jordan's phobia about being late and making mistakes -- Collaborating with other professionals -- Appendix -- Unbundling phobias : idea list.

"This book presents an enjoyable, simple model for tackling anxiety in children and teens with ASD, by building up tolerance to anxiety triggers, decreasing meltdowns and eliminating anxiety responses to fears and phobia. It covers common scenarios which can be adapted to suit the needs of each individual child or teen." - PULISHER'S WEBSITE

Patron comment on 17/09/2015

A very easy to read book, set out in a logical way, building on each section and area of anxiety. Great examples of how to deal with specific situations. Gives a good understanding of how the techniques can be used in real situations.

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