Making Autism a Gift: Inspiring Children to Believe in Themselves and Lead Happy, Fulfilling Lives

Making Autism a Gift: Inspiring Children to Believe in Themselves and Lead Happy, Fulfilling Lives

by Robert Evert Cimera

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ISBN-13: 9780742552883
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/25/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Robert Evert Cimera is an associate professor at Kent State University in the Department of Special Education. He has worked extensively with autistic children and their families and since being diagnosed with ADHD as a child, Robert has earned a Ph.D. and published seven books.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 "Well, I DO Like to Draw!": The Art of Defining Autism Chapter 2 "But He Is Too Attractive to Have Autism!": Characteristics of Autism Chapter 3 "Funny, I Don't Feel Sick!": Diagnosing Autism Chapter 4 "Of Course, It Could Also Be...": Conditions Associated with Autism Chapter 5 "Maybe YOU Need to be Modified": Strategies for Addressing General Behavioral Issues Chapter 6 "Why Is Everything That I Like To Do Wrong?": Strategies for Addressing Self-Stimulation Chapter 7 "Attack Me with This Bananna!": Strategies for Addressing Temper Tantrums and Aggression Chapter 8 "What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate...": Strategies for Addressing Social and Communication Skills Chapter 9 "Ten Minutes to Wapner!": Strategies for Addressing Fears, Fixations, and Routines Chapter 10 "One Must Be a Student Before One Can Be a Teacher": General Strategies and Philosophies for Teaching Your Child Chapter 11 "Okay! I Am the Quarterback!": Working Collaboratively with Special Educators Chapter 12 "Someday You Are Going to Die...": Life After School and You Chapter 13 Final Thoughts Chapter 14 Glossary Chapter 15 Resources

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