Girls Growing Up On The Autism Spectrum

Autore: Shana Nichols
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428852
Grandezza: 46,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1150

'This book is not only reassuring; it is inspiring, and bursting with ideas and achievable strategies. The authors write with authority and conviction, and tackle even the most difficult and delicate of topics. If ever you needed to be convinced that girls with ASD can overcome the difficulties and challenges of puberty and adolescence, have successful friendships and relationships and enjoy a healthy sexuality, then take the time to read this book - it is a must-have for families, teachers and therapists alike.' -Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and 'fitting in'. Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics. Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.

The Spectrum Girl S Survival Guide

Autore: Siena Castellon
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1787751848
Grandezza: 18,31 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3436

"Never be ashamed of being different: it is this difference that makes you extraordinary and unique." This essential go-to guide gives you all the advice and tools you'll need to help you flourish and achieve what you want in life. From the answers to everyday questions such as 'Am I using appropriate body language?' and 'Did I say the wrong thing?', through to discussing the importance of understanding your emotions, looking after your physical and mental health and coping with anxiety and sensory overloads, award-winning neurodiversity campaigner Siena Castellon uses her own experiences to provide you with the skills to overcome any challenge. With practical tips on friendships, dating, body image, consent and appearance, as well as how to survive school and bullying, The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide gives you the power to embrace who you are, reminding you that even during the toughest of teen moments, you are never alone.

The Growing Up Guide For Girls

Autore: Davida Hartman
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500380
Grandezza: 38,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 630

The Growing Up Guide for Girls is a one-stop guide for young girls on the autism spectrum explaining all they need to know about puberty and adolescence. The pre-teen and teenage years are a bumpy time when bodies change, emotions are high and peers are developing at different paces. Using simple, literal language and delightful colour illustrations, this book explains the facts about body changes such as growing hair in new places, periods, wearing a bra and keeping spots away! It gives cool tips on what makes a real friend, what it means to have a crush on somebody, and how to stay safe online. Most importantly, it explains that every body is beautiful and unique and encourages young girls with autism to celebrate difference! Perfect preparation for the teenage years for girls aged 9-14.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autore: Raphael A. Bernier
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843346
Grandezza: 10,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8938

Presents a guide to autism spectrum disorders with infomration on its historical and cultural influences, controversies related to vaccines, treatment choices, and access to services.

Asperger S And Girls

Autore: Tony Attwood
Editore: Future Horizons
ISBN: 193256540X
Grandezza: 72,85 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1056

World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!

Parenting Girls On The Autism Spectrum

Autore: Eileen Riley-Hall
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006127
Grandezza: 42,21 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2554

This book is a celebration of all the wonderful and unexpected gifts that having a daughter on the autism spectrum can bring to a family. Each chapter offers encouragement and guidance on issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, family relationships, therapies and interventions. Having daughters on the spectrum presents unique and rewarding challenges and this book is packed with friendly advice and real life examples from a mother who has experienced it all first hand. This positive, upbeat book is guaranteed to offer support to parents, grandparents and family members, as well as providing educators and anyone else working in a supporting role with an insight into what life is like for girls on the spectrum and their parents.


Autore: Rudy Simone
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058261
Grandezza: 66,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3812

Subject: Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, & even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, & loneliness.

What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew

Autore: Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network
Editore: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807025690
Grandezza: 18,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8566

Making The Move

Autore: Kay Al-Ghani
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846429354
Grandezza: 73,21 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7869

The transition from primary to secondary school is a time of great anxiety for most children. For children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) this anxiety can be overwhelming. Fear of the unknown, difficulty coping with monumental changes and the inability to imagine a favourable outcome, can all combine to make this unavoidable step in school life a time of great fear and dread. This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary as easy as possible for children with ASDs. The book advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements because children with ASDs struggle to predict the outcome of any new situation. No matter how much discussion has taken place, it is only when the situation has been experienced first hand that they will have a real understanding of it and be able to build up a 'real life memory bank' (RLMB). The authors' advice aims to ensure that any preparations lead to a favourable outcome, in order to build a positive RLMB. The book outlines term by term preparation in the final years of primary school and includes photocopiable resources and a "Moving to Secondary School" booklet. As most children with ASDs are visual learners and think in pictures, the booklet uses symbols to aid understanding. Making the Move provides a wealth of effective strategies and resources that will encourage and inspire greater confidence for pupils with ASDs, parents and schools.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Adult Asperger Syndrome First Edition

Autore: Valerie L. Gaus
Editore: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237748
Grandezza: 61,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8155

This book has been replaced by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3768-6.

Spectrum Women

Autore: Barb Cook
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784508063
Grandezza: 28,98 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9075

Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations. Autistic advocates including Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Jeanette Purkis, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, as well as those that are more general to autism. Contributors cover issues including growing up, identity, diversity, parenting, independence and self-care amongst many others. With great contributions from exceptional women, this is a truly well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism.

Siblings And Autism

Autore: Bruce Mills
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058318
Grandezza: 59,55 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1339

In this collection of personal accounts, siblings from a variety of backgrounds share their experiences of growing up with a brother or sister with autism. They show that certain things are common to the "sibling experience: being overlooked; accommodating resentment, and helplessness; and the yearning to connect across neurological difference.

Creative Expressive Activities And Asperger S Syndrome

Autore: Judith Martinovich
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846422379
Grandezza: 54,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2583

Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) benefit from a positive, affirming support of their individuality. This forward-looking book focuses on building individual strengths and resilience, rather than modifying perceived weaknesses, through individualized therapy within a group context. Integrating psychological and educational theory with a variety of creative therapies, Judith Martinovich combines activities such as art making, drama, music, puppetry, yoga and photography with conventional cognitive behavioral interventions to support individuals with AS. The different activities complement and reinforce each other and are designed to address specific traits of the autism spectrum to aid skills development. Although created primarily for use with adolescents and young adults, the practical and versatile activities can be adapted for different age and skill levels, objectives and settings. Informed by contemporary research, they meet the objectives of a framework of principles drawn from Positive Psychology and Social and Emotional Learning. Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome is a comprehensive resource for parents as well as teachers, social workers, psychologists and arts therapists who wish to link therapeutic goals with creative activities for people with or without Asperger's Syndrome.

Adults On The Autism Spectrum Leave The Nest

Autore: Nancy Perry
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109042
Grandezza: 33,58 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2595

This book shows that with appropriate lifelong care, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and fulfilling adult lives. It provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with ASDs need to live independently.

Raising Resilient Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Strategies For Maximizing Their Strengths Coping With Adversity And Developing A Social Mindset

Autore: Dr. Robert Brooks
Editore: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071385223
Grandezza: 76,34 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 3769

New hope for parents raising a child with autism spectrum disorders In Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, noted psychologists and bestselling authors Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Brooks teach you the strategies and mindset necessary to help your child develop strength, hope, and optimism. This is the first approach for autism spectrum disorders based in the extremely popular field of positive psychology. Drs. Brooks and Goldstein--world-renowned experts on child psychology and, specifically, resilience--offer you practical tips for long-term solutions rather than just quick fixes. Featuring dozens of stories and an easy-to-follow, prescriptive narrative, Drs. Brooks and Goldstein demonstrate how to apply resilience to every parenting practice when raising a child with autism spectrum disorders, preparing him or her for the challenges of today’s complicated, ever-changing world and helping your child develop essential social skills. Learn how to: Empower your child to problem-solve on his or her own Teach your child to learn from mistakes rather than feel defeated by them Discipline your child while instilling self-worth Build an alliance with your child's school

Do You Understand Me

Autore: Sofie Koborg Brøsen
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425424
Grandezza: 34,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2905

Sofie Koborg Brøsen is eleven years old and, like other children of her age, goes to a mainstream school, loves reading comics and being with her family and her cat, Teddy. But Sofie is not the same as everyone else - she has autism spectrum disorder. Fed up with being misunderstood by her classmates, she has written a book about her world so others can learn to understand her, and vice versa. Sofie describes her day-to-day life in clear, unambiguous language and tells readers about things she finds difficult: being given too many instructions, disruptions to her routine, being teased, strong lights and smells and too much noise. She also tells about what she really likes - feeling accepted by other children, reading, nature, her autism camp and her cat. This fully illustrated book has already attracted much positive attention in Denmark. It is a readable insider's view of life as a child with autism attending a mainstream school and will be an invaluable resource in helping other children to understand their classmates with autism spectrum disorders. Teachers, parents, carers, support workers, children with autism spectrum disorders and their classmates will find this an entertaining, informative and attitude-changing read.

A Girl Like Tilly

Autore: Helen Bates
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504319
Grandezza: 46,32 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3501

Tilly is a bit of a puzzle. She's struggling at school, she really doesn't like surprises, she isn't sure if she's a girl or a boy, and she just doesn't want to make new friends. Why is it such hard work to try and understand people, or for them to understand her? This poignant story maps the entire childhood of a bright young girl with autism. Growing up undiagnosed, she finds life increasingly difficult and confusing. Unable to communicate her thoughts and feelings, she retreats further into her own world while her family grows evermore perplexed and concerned. When a psychologist finally explains what makes her special, they can stop focusing on the problems and start to navigate a new way forward for Tilly. With vividly expressive illustrations and minimal words, this story is a valuable and accessible tool for helping children aged 7-13 and their families understand female autism, and will also be immensely helpful to readers interested in understanding better how autism manifests in girls. Honest, positive, and ultimately hopeful, it is inspired by the real childhood of Helen Bates's daughter Rachel, who also writes about her experiences on her blog

Growing Up On The Spectrum

Autore: Lynn Kern Koegel, Ph.D.
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101016531
Grandezza: 72,94 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1880

The first comprehensive guide to helping teens with autism—from the acclaimed authors of Overcoming Autism With an estimated half a million Americans under twenty-six on the autism spectrum, this book offers the reassurance, solace, and practical solutions that so many people are searching for. Following up on their work in Overcoming Autism, which offered advice for teaching young children on the spectrum, Lynn Koegel and Claire LaZebnik now present strategies for working with teens and young adults living with this complex condition. Addressing universal parental concerns, from first crushes and a changing body to how to succeed in college and beyond, Growing Up on the Spectrum is a beacon of hope and wisdom for parents, therapists, and educators alike.

I Hear A Red Crayon

Autore: Bonnie Feuer
ISBN: 9780982546895
Grandezza: 70,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3255

I Hear A Red Crayon is the autobiography of a young girl growing up with an autistic brother. The story follows the girl's relationship with her brother from primary school through adulthood. It is a touching and revealing glimpse into the world of sibling and relationships affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Facing Your Fears Parent Workbook Pack

Autore: Judy Reaven
Editore: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598571790
Grandezza: 62,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 353

Available in packs of four, these Facing Your Fears Parent Workbooks give children and families a wide variety of creative activities to help them fight fears and worries head-on, both inside and outside of a group therapy setting. This workbook pack is part of Facing Your Fears, an innovative, family-focused group therapy program that helps children with high-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome conquer their anxiety—and participate more fully in home, school, and community life. Facing Your Fears includes 15 complete sessions for children 8-14 and their parents. This product is sold in a package of 4. The complete Facing Your Fears also includes a Manual and Child Workbooks.