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Parents' Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism

by Raelene Dundon Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
11/2019
ISBN:
9781785926556
Format:
Pbk 176 pages
Price:
AU$29.99 NZ$30.43
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
This guide for parents is a complete introduction to autism and anxiety. Drawing on the author's clinical experience working with children and their families, it provides parents and carers with everything they need to know to help support their child.


 


It covers the basics such as what anxiety is, how it manifests behaviourally and why it is common in autism, before presenting CBT-informed practical strategies for managing a common range of anxieties: separation, social, performance, phobias, and generalised anxiety. It also has chapters dedicated to related behaviours including Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and advice and on managing meltdowns. This is a clear, concise and practical guide that answers any questions that parents and carers might have about anxiety and provides support strategies to help children with autism manage a range of anxieties.
One of the most interesting, comprehensive and informative books on the topic I have ever had the pleasure of reading. This is a must have for either anyone with a family member or friend undergoing the throes of anxiety or who are going through it themselves. Raelene's diplomatic and engaging writing style is enough to slice anyone's anxiety in half.
Raelene Dundon is a registered psychologist and the Director of Okey Dokey Childhood Psychology. She is a mother of three children, two of whom have autism, and is based in Melbourne, Australia.