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The Autistic Spectrum Parents' Daily Helper
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"DEMYSTIFIES THE DAY-TO-DAY CHALLENGES OF A SON OR DAUGHTER WITH AUTISM BY CREATING ORDER AND LEARNING IN THEIR DAILY ACTIVITIES. IN SO DOING, IT CREATES HOPE."--AMI KLIN, PH.D., YALE CHILD STUDY CENTER As the parent of a child with autism, you know how difficult it can be to simply get through the day. From getting dressed in the morning to brushing teeth before bed, raising a special needs child can turn ordinary events into extraordinary challenges. This book focuses on those kinds of everyday events. YOUR WORKBOOKDiscover the methods for breaking through to your child and reaching into his or her world while supporting his or her learning style. Designed specifically for parents, this section introduces you to the exercises and activities you will be doing with your child. Everything is carefully explained, using lay terminology and simple illustration, including: -Visual strategies-User-friendly schedules-Excursion plans YOUR CHILD'S WORKBOOKHands-on activities in this section of the work-book will teach your child basic skills, using humor and time--tested educational techniques. On handy tear-out pages, these engaging games and exercises help your child learn how to: -Recognize emotions-Get dressed-Read the clock-Understand safety sights.-Visit doctors, dentists, friends and family comfortablyAnd much more. . .
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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Your Workbook Introduction: Before You Embark 1. Developing a Sense of Time and Place Timetables2. Being Part of the Family Doing Chores (Feeding a pet; setting the table; emptying the trash, mailing a letter, grocery shopping)3. Self-care Getting Dressed Potty Training Eating Sleeping4. The Basics of Organization Daily Routines Visiting the Doctor Visiting the Dentist Getting a Haircut Buying clothes and shoes5. Siblings Sharing toys with siblingsPart II: Your Child's Workbook My House My Family A Visit to Grandma's A Visit to the Zoo A Visit to the Doctor A Visit to the DentistGlossary Bibliography

Promotional Information

Excerpts in The MAAP, Jenison Autism Journal, and Mothering magazinePrint publicity campaign targeting national and regional autism journals and publications Online promotion with Motherhands.com and autism support group websites

About the Author

Leslie Henriques has a master's degree in public health and has edited over 30 books. Philip Abrams has a master's degree in special education and is the father of an autistic child. They live in Berkeley, CA, and Pacific Palisades, CA, respectively. Dr. Lorna Wing, a former psychiatric consultant for the National Autistic Society in the U.K., lives in London.

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Autistic Spectrum-Lorna-Wing-1569752575-14.95-Ulysses Press-03/2001-3500 / yr

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