Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Updated and Expanded Edition

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Updated and Expanded Edition

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A bestseller gets even better! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate—not define—children with autism.

Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, Ellen Notbohm’s first book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, was a shot heard throughout the worldwide autism community when it was first published. Ellen’s personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD, a celebrated autism author, and a contributor to numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites around the world coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This 2nd edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, and productive life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935274650
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 98,432
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Book author, columnist, and mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen Notbohm’s writings on autism and general interest subjects have been published all over the world. Her books, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew, and The Autism Trail Guide are ForeWord Book of the Year finalists. Both Ten Things books are also iParenting Media Award recipients. A regular columnist for Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine and Children’s Voice, she also co-authored with Veronica Zysk 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's, a Learning Magazine 2006 Teachers’ Choice Award winner. Beyond autism, she is a frequent contributor to Ancestry magazine, has published political commentary in the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers around the U.S., and writes for numerous regional and national magazines on a range of subjects.

Table of Contents

It begins
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
Chapter One
I am a whole child
Chapter Two
My senses are out of sync
Chapter Three
Distinguish between won’t and can’t
Chapter Four
I am a concrete thinker. I interpret language literally
Chapter Five
Listen to all the ways I’m trying to communicate
Chapter Six
Picture this! I am visually oriented
Chapter Seven
Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can’t do
Chapter Eight
Help me with social interactions
Chapter Nine
Identify what triggers my meltdowns
Chapter Ten
Love me unconditionally
Triumph and Transition
     Questions for group discussion or self-reflection
     More by Ellen Notbohm
     Book excerpt, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew
About the Author

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From the Publisher

“The FIRST book you should read when your child is diagnosed. Written by a mum with fantastic insight into the world of autism, through the child’s eyes, and having a son of her own with ASD really shines through in the book. It is an intelligent and empathetic book written FOR our children. Ellen Notbohm is an amazing mother and author! Have bought this book for ALL my family.”—Trinny Holman, Queensland, Australia "I have been working as an educator/therapist with children with autism for five years now and I feel a deep resonance with Ellen’s books, as the writings are based on the same system of belief that I have always tried to work from.”—Lindsay Ronald, intervention therapist "You have taught me so much about my nephew’s world I could never have understood! I am so grateful for people like you who are blazing a trail for the children of tomorrow.”—Cheryl Wheeler, university library technician 

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