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An introduction to autism for adoptive and foster families : how to understand and help your child / Katie Hunt and Helen Rodwell ; foreword by Daniel Hughes.

By: Hunt, Katie.
Contributor(s): Rodwell, Helen.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019Copyright date: 2019Description: 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785924057.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | ADOPTIVE PARENTS | FOSTER PARENTS | PARENTING SKILLS | ATTACHMENT | TRANSITIONS | TRAUMA
Contents:
What is autism? -- How is autism assessed? -- Overriding principles for parenting a child with autism -- Everyday transitions and home and school -- Placement transitions and contact -- Attachment and belonging -- Life story, loss and trauma -- Looking after yourself -- Seeking help and resources.
Summary: "Written for busy foster carers and adoptive parents, this book provides a concise introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and how to support a child with a diagnosis. It emphasises the common strengths children with ASD have, as well as offering strategies for any behavioural issues that are likely to arise, highlighting how these can be exacerbated by the care system and adoption process. The first part of the book looks at the different aspects of autism and the challenges it can pose for children and parents, providing strategies for managing difficulties at home and at school, using social stories, and reducing sensory input in a child's environment. The second part looks at issues that arise for fostered or adopted children, including placement transitions, contact, and explaining the past. It concludes with helping parents to think about self-care." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

What is autism? -- How is autism assessed? -- Overriding principles for parenting a child with autism -- Everyday transitions and home and school -- Placement transitions and contact -- Attachment and belonging -- Life story, loss and trauma -- Looking after yourself -- Seeking help and resources.

"Written for busy foster carers and adoptive parents, this book provides a concise introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and how to support a child with a diagnosis. It emphasises the common strengths children with ASD have, as well as offering strategies for any behavioural issues that are likely to arise, highlighting how these can be exacerbated by the care system and adoption process. The first part of the book looks at the different aspects of autism and the challenges it can pose for children and parents, providing strategies for managing difficulties at home and at school, using social stories, and reducing sensory input in a child's environment. The second part looks at issues that arise for fostered or adopted children, including placement transitions, contact, and explaining the past. It concludes with helping parents to think about self-care." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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