How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

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This accessible introduction to caring for a child with autism is an ideal resource for the families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as for the professionals who work with them. In clear and simple language and with many illustrations, the authors explain the nature of this condition and its variations, and tackle common problems experienced in everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and going to the toilet. They also suggest strategies for coping with aggression and tantrums, approaches to preoccupations and compulsions, and suggest ways in which to improve communication and social skills. Based on up-to-date research and using many case examples, the authors consider each problem and its causes step by step, and suggest a number of solutions.For example, if his teacher had asked the class to complete a task and he hadna#39;t finished it when asked to put his things away at the end of the lesson, he would become very angry saying that he had to finish the piece of work. When his teacher insisted that he stopped, he would shout, throw things, knock his desk over and sometimes kick his teacher. Ahmed then began to use a laminated ... A diagram of this thermometeris shown in Figure l0.l. He talked about how angry ( where onanbsp;...

Title:How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Author:Chris Williams, Barry Wright, Olive Young
Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2004


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