Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families

Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families

by Sandra L. Harris, Beth A. Glasberg
     
 

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This revised and updated edition of Siblings of Children with Autism takes a fresh look at what it's like to grow up as the brother or sister of a child with autism—the basics of sibling relationships at all ages and how autism can affect these dynamics. Parents get important advice about balancing responsibilities for each child, encouraging their kids to

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This revised and updated edition of Siblings of Children with Autism takes a fresh look at what it's like to grow up as the brother or sister of a child with autism—the basics of sibling relationships at all ages and how autism can affect these dynamics. Parents get important advice about balancing responsibilities for each child, encouraging their kids to share feelings, explaining autism to other children, and initiating play and interaction between siblings.

This new edition includes case examples reflecting improvements in applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques, new photos, an updated resource section, and tips on how technology can help siblings and their families connect with other families. Throughout the book, family case studies provide insights into how other families deal with common concerns and situations.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This first title in a new series meets the needs of parents who inevitably ask how autism affects the entire family. Given that brothers and sisters react differently to siblings with autism, depending on many factors such as birth order and age, this book will help the parents explain autism to them. It will also help siblings share their thoughts and feelings about how their family is different and their role concerning the autistic child. Much practical advice on how children can share time together is also offered. With clear and simple presentation directed at the average lay reader, Harris (dean, psychology, Rutgers Univ.; executive director, Douglas Developmental Center) has done an excellent job of offering guidance to the whole family of the autistic child. Recommended for public libraries.-Marguerite Mroz, Baltimore Cty. P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606130742
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Sandra L. Harris is a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and the Department of Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Dr. Harris is also the editor of Woodbine House's Topics in Autism series and the co-author of the books Right from the Start (2007), Reaching Out, Joining In (2001) and Incentives for Change (2004).



Beth A. Glasberg is the Director of Glasberg Behavioral Consulting Services, LLC, and the Coordinator for the Masters Program in Applied Psychology, Behavior Analysis Concentration, at Rider University. She is also the author of the Woodbine House books Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism (2006) and Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior!(2008).

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