Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Useful Strategies for Home, School, and the Community
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Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dion E. Betts
Book DescriptionIf you have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with the challenges of daily life, then this book is for you! Hints and Tips...is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder. Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick provide creative, practical strategies to help parents and caregivers to support their child, and to enable their child to develop the social skills needed to manage and enjoy daily life to the fullest. The book is split into five parts: home life, hygiene, community, medical, and schools and organizations. Common problem areas are also tackled in a toolkit section, which includes checklists, 'to do' lists, visual schedules, and mnemonics to aid memory and retrieval. Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is an essential aid for parents and carers to make small and simple changes that result in big improvements in the quality of life of children, their families, and carers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843108962
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dion E. Betts
Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full, Paperback (December 2011)
This book is full of simple occupational therapy methods and activities to help school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. They can be integrated into everyday life and be carried out by parents or carers with no training. The activities will strengthen visual, motor, sensory processing, and self-care skills, as well as coordination.
Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom, Paperback (February 2007)
Based on the experiences of classroom teachers, and written from a teacher's perspective, this book provides easy-to-apply strategies that support and encourage AS students in the mainstream classroom, from organization and time management techniques to framing classroom instructions to make lessons more accessible for children with AS.
Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Paperback (March 2006)
This illustrated book combines the authors' professional expertise with their experience of parenting, offering a range of gentle and fun yoga positions and breathing techniques that are effective in dealing with the increased levels of anxiety, disorientation and tactile sensitivity often found in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
Homespun Remedies, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Dion E. Betts
The authors offer sensible approaches to tackling everyday problems faced by parents and carers, such as bathing, feeding, haircuts, and shopping. The book is split into four parts, covering home life, community, hygiene, and schools and organizations. Common problem areas are listed alphabetically and supplemented with "homespun" tips and advice.
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Author Biography - Dion E. Betts
Dion E. Betts Ed.D. is a special education administrator, adjunct professor, writer, and presenter. He and his wife have five children, one of whom has AS. They live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Nancy J. Patrick Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Special Education at Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania. She is both a certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist, an author, teacher, writer, and presenter. She lives near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband and their three children, one of whom has a disability.
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