Make Your Own Picture Stories for Kids with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Release Date:21 Apr 2015

Make Your Own Picture Stories for Kids with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

A DIY Guide for Parents and Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Picture stories can play a vital role in helping parents negotiate challenging scenarios with kids with ASD. Yet no matter how many books and flashcards you have, they can't cover every eventuality. So, suppose you could draw the stories yourself...

Brian Attwood took up pen and paper when his son John's meltdowns became harder to deal with. The effect was immediate and time and time again picture stories have bailed the family out of trouble and saved John from unhappiness and confusion. In this book, Brian describes step-by-step how to create simple yet effective picture stories using basic drawings and short lines of text, and provides examples based on real-life situations for you to adapt for your child.

This book will give parents and carers the tools and confidence they need to create individualised picture stories to help their child with ASD cope with social situations, difficult emotions, transitions and other challenging situations.

Simple, easy to follow instructions, and time to practise too! Brian Attwood shows us how to draw, and use stories for children with autism, and how to adapt them to fit our own situations. What are you waiting for? Get drawing...

– Jane Donlan, co-founder of ASK-PERGERS? and co-author of Create a Reward Plan for your child with Asperger Syndrome and Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions

Brian Attwood is the father of a 10 year old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He lives in Hertfordshire, UK.
Introduction. 1. The answer lies in your hands. 2. It's easier than you think. 3. Stick your toe in the water. 4. Words are pictures too. 5. From single image to story. 6. Here's some I made earlier. 7. Over to you. 8. Against the clock. 9. Not the end but perhaps the end of the beginning...
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