Caring for a Child with Autism


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A Practical Guide for Parents

This comprehensive and readable guide answers the questions commonly asked by parents and carers following a diagnosis of autism, and discusses the challenges that can arise in home life, education and socializing. The authors cover a wide variety of therapies and approaches to autism, providing clear, unbiased information so that families will be able to evaluate different options for themselves. Throughout, the emphasis is on home and family life, and the everyday difficulties encountered by families of autistic children.

Caring for a Child with Autism is an informative handbook from the National Autistic Society, written for parents with a recently diagnosed autistic child. This is a thorough introduction to autistic spectrum disorders, to be consulted time and time again as new questions arise.

Contents include:

  1. Explaining Autism
  2. What Causes Autism?
  3. A Concise History of Autism
  4. Diagnosis
  5. Accepting the News
  6. Moving Forward After Diagnosis
  7. Siblings
  8. Sources of Help
  9. Education
  10. Social Ability
  11. Understanding Behaviour
  12. Responding to Behaviour
  13. Therapies and Approaches
  14. Appendices
  15. References
  16. Index


[ISBN: 9781853029967; 286 Pages]

[Authors: Martine Ives & Nell Munro; Age Suitability: All]

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Weight 0.45359237 kg