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Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School: Practical Tips, Resources and Poetry

by Sarah Cobbe Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 328 pages
AU$38.99 NZ$40.86
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Offering a unique overview of a child's point of view of life with autism, this guidebook will help parents and teachers better understand how this condition is experienced in day to day life. Organised by topic for easy reference, it explores the issues that can arise in everyday situations from toilet training to homework.


Learning points, situation-specific activities, and further resources offer practical guidance, while discussion tools such as original poetry illustrate the perspectives of children with autism. Concise and accessible, this book takes a creative approach to understanding autism, and will be an invaluable reference book.


Foreword by Dr Glenys Jones; Acknowledgements; Disclaimer; Introduction; Terminology; PART I: The Autism Spectrum; 1. Diagnosis; 2. Characteristics of Autism; 3. Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA); 4. Women and Girls; 5. Sensory Processing; 6. Social Interactions; 7. Managing Emotions; 8. Wellbeing and Mental Health; 9. Conversation Skills; 10. Literal Thinking Styles; 11. Insistence on Sameness; 12. Attention to Detail; 13. Special Interests; Part II: In School; 14. Transition; 15. Early Play Skills; 16. Fascinations and Special Interests; 17. Classroom Demands; 18. Literacy Skills; 19. PE; 20. Playtime and Break time; 21. Group Situations Indoors; 22. Working 1:1; 23. Own Clothes Day; 24. Teasing and Bulling; Part III: At Home; 25. Growing Up Issues; 26. Food and Drink; 27. Bedtime Routines; 28. Toilets and Hand Dryers; 29. TV Screens and Washing Machines; 30. Fascination or Fear of Dogs; 31. Special Talents; 32. Social Occasions; 33. Going Out; 34. Crowds; 35. Holidays; 36. Christmas; References

Sarah Cobbe has 20 years' experience as an educational advisor on autism. She has written autism handbooks for staff and parents, and developed a teacher-training syllabus. Sarah was recently diagnosed as an adult with autism.