The survival guide for kids with autism spectrum disorders (and their parents) / by Elizabeth Verdick & Elizabeth Reeve ; illustrated by Nick Kobyluch
Book | Free Spirit Pub. | 2012

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234 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-226) and index.
Contents
A look into autism spectrum disorders. What is ASD? -- Symptoms of ASD -- ASD and the senses -- Well-known people with ASD -- The "big" questions -- Think about it, talk about it -- Your team of helpers -- Home, school, community. Family matters -- Have fun! -- Good communication: body language and listening -- Good communication: making conversation -- Your social skills survival kit -- Making and keeping friends -- School success -- Body and brain basics. How to handle hard-to-handle feelings -- "Stims" -- Toilet time -- Learning to relax -- Is there medicine for ASD? -- Move your body -- Feed your body -- Keeping it clean (with hygiene) -- Sleep...Zzzzzzz -- Before you go -- Where to go for more info -- Sharing the diagnosis with your child (for parents) -- Sources of facts and quotations.
Summary
"This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get "stuck" on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping or pacing ("stims"). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions ("What's an ASD?" "Why me?") and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, resources, and a glossary. Sections for parents offer more detailed information"-- Provided by publisher.
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Reeve, Elizabeth.
Kobyluch, Nick,
ISBN
9781575423852 paperback
1575423855 paperback
9781480631700 Paw Prints
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