My Child Has Autism

Overview

There are no words to describe how families feel when they learn that their child has been diagnosed with autism. This book was written for those families. It explains autism in simple terms, discusses the major characteristics associated with autism, and offers simple strategies for helping children with autism function in their homes, at school, and in the community.

With the help of this book, families will...

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Overview

There are no words to describe how families feel when they learn that their child has been diagnosed with autism. This book was written for those families. It explains autism in simple terms, discusses the major characteristics associated with autism, and offers simple strategies for helping children with autism function in their homes, at school, and in the community.

With the help of this book, families will begin to understand the puzzle called autism. It provides strategies for families to help their child:

Learn to be independent

Build social skills

Succeed in school

Communicate with others

While there is no cure for autism, there is hope. My Child Has Autism provides strategies that draw on the author's years of experience working with children with autism and their families, as a teacher, speech pathologist, early interventionist, and consultant.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michelina P. Bonanno
This book is an excellent resource for parents and families of children with autism, as well as for anyone who takes care of these children. Willis focuses on the positive by presenting coping strategies for caregivers, while at the same time offering strategies that can be used to build social skills and foster independence in a child whose behavior falls within the range of the autism spectrum. The easy-to-read layout of the book is presented early on and followed consistently throughout. Important information and key terms are presented in graphs and illustrations, and explained with examples and analogies to clarify meaning and promote understanding. Topics covered range from defining and understanding autism to helping a child with autism communicate, play and become integrated within the school and community. Step-by-step strategies and tips are clearly labeled and presented in separate units within each chapter. Key terms and additional resources are offered at the ends, and a list of additional references and resources, as well as a cross referenced index complete the book. This is an invaluable, easy-to-use resource for anyone engaged in teaching or caring for a child with any form of autism. Reviewer: Michelina P. Bonanno, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458766021
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Edition description: Large Print Edition
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,451,349
  • Product dimensions: 0.51 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Clarissa Willis, Ph.D., has worked for the past 20 years on behalf of children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. She is the author of five books including the award-winning titles Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Inclusive Literacy Lessons. Her articles on child development and early childhood special education have been published both nationally and internationally.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Putting the Pieces Together to Understand This Puzzle Called Autism 9

Chapter 2 Understanding Your Child's Behavior and Obsession with Routines 27

Chapter 3 Using Signs, Symbols, and Language to Help Your Child Communicate 47

Chapter 4 Lights! Camera! Action! Sensory Integration and Autism 77

Chapter 5 Helping Your Child Learn to Be Independent 93

Chapter 6 Your Child in Your Community 117

Chapter 7 Helping Your Child Get Along with Others 127

Chapter 8 Encouraging Your Child to Play 141

References and Resources 155

Index 158

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