This book is a highly informative, easy-to-read, clear and simple summary of what parents need to know about Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's, and the behavioral and emotional challenges that come along with them.
Autism awareness is at an all-time high, and the concepts presented in major works are summarized and discussed here. There are many challenges involved in raising a child with autism, including obsessive behaviors, lack of social skills, and sensory sensitivity. Parents might find that the child is not relating well to others or regulating their emotions.
This book will help parents deal with these problems and teach the child new, positive alternatives to live better. There are strategies outlined that show how play, exercise, social interaction, and other activities can strengthen a child's purpose and connection in the world. Playing on the floor with the child can be very important for development; in this book, it is explained why this works and some suggestions for starting to play with the child with ASD.
There are many academic journals and complicated articles with academic language that is hard to follow and difficult to parse. This book is written to be accessible to the everyday busy parent. Each chapter presents information that builds on the next.
This book will teach you about:
The current understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Understanding the Child
Diagnosis and how to deal with it
Social skills and how to learn them
How to teach children with autism
How to train a child with autism
Increasing your child's coping skills
Reducing your child's stress
Maximizing education in play time
How to manage time and scheduling
Interacting with others