What can you do to help your child who has Autism?
You've been wondering and worrying for years about why your child is different. And at last you've got an answer. They have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In some ways putting a name to it helps, but in other ways it changes nothing. You're still left trying to cope with tantrums, withdrawal, sleepless nights, compulsive behaviour, or other symptoms of ASDs.
What you really want to know is how to help your child to explain their feelings, get everyone out of the house on time for school, or get a decent night's sleep for once.
How to Help your Autistic Spectrum Child will help you deal with these problems and more. It shows you:
■ Simple techniques for communicating with your child
■ Ways of encouraging a toddler with an ASP, through play and pictures
■ How to control problem behaviours such as flapping, tantrums and obsessions
■ How to choose the right school and how to cope once your child is there
Author Jackie Brealy brings you practical advice drawn from her experience of having a son with an ASD and working as a Learning Support Assistant. Her son, Matt, gives a unique insight into how he found growing up with an ASD, and the struggles he has overcome. Co-author Beverly Davies has also talked to many parents with children at different points on the autistic spectrum in her research for this book.
Author: Jackie Brealy
Dimensions: 14.0 x 1.5 x 21.5 cm