Explaining Autism

Explaining Autism

by Robert Snedden
     
 

The Explaining... series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses, and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. The books explain why they occur, how they are diagnosed, how they affect people, and how they can be treated. Case studies illustrate how it feels to have an illness or disability and how children and adults manage their

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The Explaining... series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses, and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. The books explain why they occur, how they are diagnosed, how they affect people, and how they can be treated. Case studies illustrate how it feels to have an illness or disability and how children and adults manage their conditions and live full and happy lives.

This book will help you to understand what autism is and how it affects people. The world can be a confusing place for people with autism. Many have trouble communicating and making friends, but everybody with autism is different. Learn how people with autism manage to make sense of the world in their everyday lives.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shelly McCoy
Autism is a disease that has been on the rise and those in the medical field are still looking for a cause for it. All that is known is that the brain develops differently for those who have the condition. Boys are four times more likely to have it than girls. Those with autism may have difficulty communicating with others because they do not see the world in the same way as others and cannot express what their own needs are. A person who is autistic does not look different, so that makes the disease difficult to recognize. The autism spectrum covers a wide range of conditions; it does not come in a single form and severity can vary. This book gives an overview of the disease, including the signs of social and communication problems, some of the hypothesized triggers of the disease and how those with the disease cope and lead full lives. Case notes included in the chapters give stories of those living with autism. Children may be in contact with others who have autism and this book can help them understand the disease and how to support those it affects. Reviewer: Shelly McCoy
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8–The goal of this series is to give readers a better understanding of these disorders since they will often be in contact with sufferers. The writers accomplish this mission quite well, thoroughly explicating the diseases in a way that will not overwhelm readers (text is small but chapters are only two pages long). The books provide basic overviews of the health concerns related to the disease; information on diagnosis and treatment; and a discussion of the challenges or complications experienced by the affected person and their family/friends, and how to manage those problems. The texts close with a chapter about ongoing research and possible future cures. The “Further Information” sections include books that have been published in the past few years as well as a list of appropriate organizations and Web sites. The incorporation of quotes and personal accounts in “Case Notes” sidebars adds to the sensitive tone found throughout the series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599203072
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
Black Rabbit Explaining Series
Pages:
45
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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