This touching, humorous, and insightful book evokes the joys and challenges that families with children on the spectrum face.
Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome and an accomplished author and consultant, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate individuals with Asperger’s and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment. Simone offers interview tips and presents solutions to difficult issues from social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers.
Ready-to-implement resources and approaches for effective professional care in school and clinical settings.
The reverberations of autism spectrum disorders among parents and siblings can be complex. Parents may grapple with the impact of their child's initial diagnosis, wrestle with the tension between their professional ambitions and family obligations, and labor to maintain a healthy union with their partners. Brothers and sisters may be given less attention, asked to assume a more adult role than they feel ready for, or strive for meaningful connection and communication with their sibling and parents.
Although the energy of clinicians, teachers, and other professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder is often focused intensively on the child who is diagnosed, the practitioner can also be an invaluable resource for the child's family.
Drawing upon clinical research and firsthand family interviews, this book helps clinicians understand the experiences of parents and siblings of a child with ASD from the time of diagnosis through adulthood. It provides clear recommendations for sensitive, informed professional support.
Nationally recognized experts Tara Delaney, OTR/L and Mary Hamrick, CCC-SLP have designed this revolutionary workbook to help professionals use the sensory system to teach complex social skills and build self-awareness in children with autism, sensory processing disorder and learning disabilities.
This new framework for developing a dynamic social skills program using the sensory system is a way to explore why kids react the way they do socially. With this framework in mind, professionals can build on children’s self-awareness and social acumen.
-Sensory-based activities for teaching social skills
-Visualization strategies to prepare for social interactions
-Step-by-step program for groups or therapy sessions
-Activities to address both non-cognitive and cognitive aptitude of being social
-Downloadable worksheets and activities
-Can be used by teachers, professionals and parents
-Bonus – includes 15 lessons that easily fit within a school calendar
Meet Adam, a young boy with AS. He helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS, telling them what AS is, how it feels to have AS and how they can help by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This illustrated book is an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions. (From publisher.)
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. (From publisher.)
Harry explains what happens when the sensory information that we all process throughout the day does not transmit smoothly and leads to challenges in learning, movement or behavior. He talks about how he can be helped at home and at school and the different types of sensory processing challenges that other children can face. (From publisher.)
The book explains and describes depression, the forms it can take, and how it looks and feels for teenagers and adults who have Asperger’s syndrome. It includes a 10-stage CBT self-help program with self-assessment tools and practical activities designed specifically for individuals with Asperger’s syndrome. Although developed as a self-help guide for use with minimal professional support, the program can also be used in group or individual treatment.
Here is a fidget that will fit your style. You can Click, Glide, Flip, Spin, Roll, and Breathe.
Fidget Cube is a desk toy for anyone who likes to fidget. It is a great fidget for anyone with ADHD, Anxiety or Autism.
It is simple to use. Each of the 6 sides will give you a different way to fidget.
Colors may Vary.
This popular fidget toy is loved by children, adolescents and adults. Durable quality. Commonly used by individuals experiencing anxiety, trouble focusing, ADD, ADHD, Autism, difficulty overcoming bad habits, and more. Ages 3 & up.
Colors may vary.
What questions do you have about living with autism and Asperger’s syndrome? In this unique book, Alex Olinkiewicz answers them all.
Every child with Asperger’s has some great gift. Alex’s gift is his ability to penetrate to the core of his Asperger’s syndrome and articulate his responses to enlighten the reader. Alex looks at eight primary symptoms of Asperger’s and explains how they are pertinent in his life. Augmented by graphics drawn by the author himself, this book brings rare insight into the mind of a young person with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. (From back cover.)
Based on his own life experiences, travels and meditations, Chris Mitchell reflects on how mindfulness practice can help people with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) with daily challenges including negative thought patterns, emotional and sensory issues, and navigating the social world. (From back cover).
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