The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults

The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults

by Temple Grandin, Debra Moore

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Overview

Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum need this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today’s world. Best-selling author, autism advocate, and animal science professor Dr. Temple Grandin joins psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Debra Moore in spelling out which steps you can take to restore your child’s hope and motivation—and what you must avoid. Eight life stories told by people on the autism spectrum, including chapters on subjects like how to get kids off their computers, how to build on their strengths and get back to caring about their lives, and how to find a path to a successful, meaningful life make this a ”must read book!”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941765203
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 115,747
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Temple Grandin is an international lecturer on autism, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a best-selling and award-winning author, an autism activist, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an engineer. She also created the "hug box," a device designed to calm those on the autism spectrum. The subject of an award-winning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin was also listed in the TIME 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, in the "Heroes" category. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was a child with autism. At age two, she had speech delays as well as other signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of her doctor and husband, who recommended she be institutionalized. Many hours of speech therapy and intensive training enabled Temple to speak. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. She is author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic; Thinking in Pictures; Animals in Translation; Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships ; The Way I See It ; DIFFERENT...Not Less , and more books.

Temple Grandin is an international lecturer on autism, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a best-selling and award-winning author, an autism activist, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an engineer. She also created the "hug box," a device designed to calm those on the autism spectrum. The subject of an award-winning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin was also listed in the TIME 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, in the "Heroes" category. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was a child with autism. At age two, she had speech delays as well as other signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of her doctor and husband, who recommended she be institutionalized. Many hours of speech therapy and intensive training enabled Temple to speak. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. She is author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic; Thinking in Pictures; Animals in Translation; Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships ; The Way I See It ; DIFFERENT...Not Less , and more books.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

A NOTE ABOUT TERMINOLOGY


    Part I: THE PATH TO SUCCESS STARTS HERE: RESTORING HOPE
  • Chapter 1: Real Stories, Real Successes: 8 Inspiring Profiles
  • Chapter 2 The Three Necessary Components of Your Child’s Success
  • Chapter 3: How to Break Your Child’s Bad Habits - A Necessary Step So Your Child Keeps Moving Forward

Part II: STRETCHING YOUR CHILD

  • Chapter 4: Stretching Your Child Just Outside Their Comfort Zone
  • Chapter 5: What to Do When Your Kid Doesn't Seem to Care or Is Chronically Anxious
  • Chapter 6: DANGER AHEAD: Compulsive Gaming and Media Recluses

PART III: PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR ADULTHOOD

  • Chapter 7: Teaching Vital Life Skills Needed for Success


FINAL THOUGHTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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