Carol Gray has extensive experience of working withchildren with autistic spectrum disorders. She teaches at JenisonPublic School in Michigan, USA, is the editor of The MorningNews, a newsletter on autistic spectrum disorders, and lecturesinternationally.
Acknowledgements. A Note to Parents and Professionals. 1. Taking Careof Me. What do I do when I need to use the toilet? Where are thetoilets? How do I help others find the toilet in my home? Where areother toilets? Time to wash my hands. Why do I wash my hands? When dopeople wash their hands? How do children learn to wash their hands?Time to brush my teeth. When do people brush their teeth? How dochildren learn to brush their teeth? Time to take medicine. Why ismedicine special? Why do adults give me medicine? When do adults giveme medicine? What is liquid medicine? What is a medicine spoon? How doadults give me medicine? Time to blow my nose. What does “blowingmy nose” mean? What does “wiping my nose” mean? Whatdo I use to blow or wipe my nose? How do I use a tissue? Why dochildren need new clothes? Why do I have new clothes? Where do I findnew clothes? How does it feel to wear new clothes? When do I wear newclothes? Choosing clothes to ear outside. What do people where when itgets cold outside? What do people wear when it gets warn outside? Whatis a coat? What is a mitten? Why do people wear boots? Time for a nap.Why do I take naps? When is naptime? What do adults do when I am takinga nap? How to children learn to take naps? Time for a haircut. When doI get my hair cut? What is a hairstylist? Where does a hairstylistwork? How can I help the hairstylist? What steps do I follow to get myhaircut? Time to clip my fingernails. Who clips my fingernails? Ishaving my fingernails clipped safe? Time to clip my toenails. Who clipsmy toenails? Is having my toenails clipped safe? Time for a bath. Whendo I take a bath? Why do I leave my clothes outside the bathtub? How doI get into the bathtub? How do adults help me take a bath? Time to washmy hair. What is shampoo? When does my hair get washed? How do childrenlearn to wash their hair? What does it mean when people say,“Time to go to bed”? When is bedtime? Where do I sleep?When do people go to bed? What is a dream? How do I go to bed? 2. Home.What are unexpected noises? What is a telephone? What is a doorbell?How do doors make noises? Why do dogs bark? What happens when peopledrop things? What is a vacuum cleaner? Why do cars have horns? What isthunder? Who knows about time? Who knows what time it is? What is awatch? What does “hurry up” mean? What does it mean to beon time? What does it mean to “be late”? Who is coming toplay? When will we play? What can i say when my friend arrives? Whatwill we do today?