A Friend S And Relative S Guide To Supporting The Family With Autism

Author: Ann Palmer
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005670
Size: 19,75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), what the family really need, and often lack, is positive reassurance and understanding from those closest to them. This book is packed with advice on how extended family members and friends can provide the necessary support. Explaining the diagnosis and characteristics of ASD, this helpful guide uses examples from real families to illustrate the complex feelings that parents and each member of the family are likely to go through after a child is diagnosed. It gives practical tips on help that might be needed most, details the possible changes that will take place as the family adjusts and concludes with a comprehensive guide to other useful sources of information. This book will help strengthen relationships between parents and their extended family and friends, enabling a reliable support system to develop which will remain crucial to the child throughout their life.

Autism And The Family Understanding And Supporting Parents And Siblings

Author: Kate E. Fiske
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393710564
Size: 18,94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ready-to-implement resources and approaches for effective professional care in school and clinical settings. The reverberations of autism spectrum disorders among parents and siblings can be complex. Parents may grapple with the impact of their child's initial diagnosis, wrestle with the tension between their professional ambitions and family obligations, and labor to maintain a healthy union with their partners. Brothers and sisters may be given less attention, asked to assume a more adult role than they feel ready for, or strive for meaningful connection and communication with their sibling and parents. Although the energy of clinicians, teachers, and other professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder is often focused intensively on the child who is diagnosed, the practitioner can also be an invaluable resource for the child's family. Drawing upon clinical research and firsthand family interviews, this book helps clinicians understand the experiences of parents and siblings of a child with ASD from the time of diagnosis through adulthood. It provides clear recommendations for sensitive, informed professional support. Step-by-step in each chapter, Fiske elucidates such vital subjects as: Understanding the experience of diagnosis Recognizing patterns of parent stress over time Appreciating and navigating the effects of ASD on relationships between parents Involving and providing support for siblings Integrating grandparents and other extended family in care and treatment Understanding a family's culture Identifying and developing effective coping strategies Building a strong rapport with parents and family Guiding parents in the treatment of autism And many more, including key takeaways for assisting families in managing feelings of grief and guilt, navigating support options, treatment resources, and related financial concerns, and calibrating the division of labor in the home. Autism and the Family supplies all the foundations necessary for professionals to understand the full impact of ASD on the child, siblings, and parents and cultivate an empathic, supportive approach to treatment for the entire family.


Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006479
Size: 19,78 MB
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As a parent, a teacher and an Aspie herself, Jennifer O'Toole provides the definitive insider's view of Asperger syndrome. She shows how to help children on the spectrum by understanding how they think and by exploiting their special interests to promote learning. Her strategies work because she thinks like the children that she teaches. This exciting book is full of effective and fun ways of engaging with children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer explains how theory of mind difficulties create the need for concrete forms of communication, and provides original methods to inspire imagination through sensorial experiences. In particular she reveals the untapped power of special interests, showing how to harness these interests to encourage academic, social and emotional growth. Affirming that different doesn't mean defective, this book offers the insight and guidance that parents, educators, and other professionals need to connect with the Asperkids in their life and get them excited about learning.

Adults With Autism

Author: Stephen H. Morgan
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521456838
Size: 12,99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A very practical and novel view of autism from the adult perspective. An essential guide for effective provision of services in community care.

Parent S Guide To Coping With Autism

Author: Sarah Ziegel
Editor: Robert Hale Ltd
ISBN: 0719820480
Size: 15,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is an essential guide for parents and carers coping with children with autism. When Sarah Ziegel's twin boys were diagnosed with autism, aged almost three, she realized that there was very little practical information about what to do. When her next two children were also diagnosed with the condition, she was even more determined to put that lack of information right. This book is the result of Sarah's experiences of dealing with autism in the family. While covering personal aspects such as coping emotionally with a diagnosis, the book also tackles practical matters, such as education and the EHCP process, how to get help and support, and also considers the medical side of autism. Written by a former nurse, and full-time mother and carer, A Parent's Guide to Coping with Autism is a highly sensitive and professional guide and is the book you will want to reach for when faced with a diagnosis, or if you simply want to find out more about the condition.

Guide To Mental Health For Families And Carers Of People With Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Anastasia Gratsa
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846420238
Size: 20,58 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A practical and comprehensive introduction for carers to mental health problems, this accessible guide outlines a range of signs and symptoms of mental health problems that can affect people with intellectual disabilities. The guide explains why mental health problems develop, and advises on what can be done to help people with intellectual disabilities and carers themselves. With chapters on specific disabilities such as autism and epilepsy, the authors cover topics such as: * treatment and interventions for mental health problems * getting the best services and understanding policy around mental health and intellectual disabilities * legal issues, for example, what it means to `give consent' * carers' needs and support for carers. Written with advice from carers and people with intellectual disabilities who use mental health services, this book is an essential resource for all those who care for, and with, people with learning disabilities.

A Parent S Guide To High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Second Edition

Author: Sally Ozonoff
Editor: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462518699
Size: 13,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Over 100,000 parents have found the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide. Leading experts show how you can work with your child's unique impairments--and harness his or her capabilities. Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. You'll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work. Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Chantal Sicile-Kira
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399530470
Size: 20,25 MB
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An expert in the field of autistic disorders presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of all aspects of autism conditions, including Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and other autism spectrum disorders, explaining how diagnose ASDs, family coping strategies, treatment options, educational programs, and more. Original.

Recognising Asperger S Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Trevor Powell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351705121
Size: 15,26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by a clinical neuropsychologist, this book is an accessible guide to everything you need to know about Asperger Syndrome, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with over 150 personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with AS with whom the author has worked with clinically over the last 10 years. The book is deliberately aimed at a broad audience of people: those who have just received a diagnosis and want to know more, those who are considering seeking a diagnosis, family members, relatives, friends and clinicians including mental health workers, psychologists, support workers and all those who work with people with AS. Trevor Powell is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is the Lead for Neuropsychology services for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He has written a number of books and research articles having worked clinically for over 30 years in the field of adult mental health, brain injury, particularly head injury, and with adults with Asperger's syndrome/Autism.

Beyond The Autism Diagnosis

Author: Marion O'Brien
Editor: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557667519
Size: 15,44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Beyond the Autism Diagnosis is filled with the parent feedback professionals need to answer this critical question.