Can I tell you about Autism? A guide for friends, family and professionals
by Jude Welton Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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- Pbk 64 pages
- AU$22.99 NZ$24.34
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Meet Tom - a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine. Tom tells readers about all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him.
This beautifully-illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about autism, in the classroom or at home. It also includes clear, useful information for parents and professionals.
Foreword by Dr Glenys Jones. Introduction for adults. Introduction for children. 1. Introducing Tom, who has autism. 2. Mind blindness. 3. Listening. 4. Talking. 5. Body language. 6. Playing. 7. Routines and repetition. 8. Preparing for change. 9. Hidden rules. 10. Sounds, sights, touch, tastes and smells. 11. Body movements. 12. Daily life. 13. Special interests. 14. How adults can help. 15. More about autism. Recommended reading, resources, websites and organisations. Template to create a personal profile for a child with autism.
Following the child's narrative, including his difficulties with sensory overload, social communication and his need for routine, the author elaborates with further information under the heading "How adults can help". Some very practical tips are provided on the use of visual supports, and how they can be included in different environments to help the child through the day... complex issues are addressed throughout in a reader-friendly way making this a comprehensive introduction to Autism - a useful resource for anyone who is new to engaging with a person with Autism.
Jude Welton originally trained as a child psychologist specialising in autism. She is a freelance writer and the author of several popular, child-friendly books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Jude lives in Moray, Scotland.