Family & Childhood Studies
Conversation Strategies for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech and Language Impairments
If your child finds talking to people a struggle, this is the book to get the conversation started.
In this hands-on guide, Heather Jones offers practical advice, born of experience with her own son, which will help you teach your child the principles of communication. Full of strategies and examples, it shows how you can ...
Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter
Full of simple and effective design ideas and tips for writing adoption portfolios, this is a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio that will present you in the best possible light and help the right birth-family to find and choose you.
A Guide to Living in an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who is on the Autism Spectrum Second Edition
Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome (AS) or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your AS partner. Maxine Aston offers relationship advice that draws on over a decade of counselling experience.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him.
Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers
Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults and low self-esteem. This book covers the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online.
Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child
Visual and direct in its approach, this book offers simple advice to help parents and carers capture the warmth and fun of forming secure, healthy attachments with children. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray guides you through the 'how to' of forming attachments, describing sensitive parenting activities that stimulate bonding and attachment.
A Guide to Making it Up As You Go
Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experience working at a high school for teens with autism to provide savvy advice to parents coping with the difficulties that arise when their child hits the troublesome teenage years. Discussion includes setting realistic expectations, encouraging independence, and helping teens cope with mental health issues.
A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)
Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns and in a down-to-earth and engaging format.
A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism
On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech.
Advocating for Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions
This life-affirming book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience. Written by a mother and her teenage daughter, it is an honest account of the process of procuring an autism spectrum diagnosis including assessment, reactions to the news and its impact on their lives, and includes helpful management strategies.
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