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10 books about autism
Pick up one of these featured titles on autism in May 2021.
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
This book was published 5 years ago by Random House Trade Paperbacks and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
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Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry M. Prizant
Category: Developmental Psychology
This book was published 5 years ago by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
One of the world's leading authorities on autism suggests a major shift in understanding autism and offers inspiring stories and practical advice drawn from his more than four-decade career.
Connecting With The Autism Spectrum: How To Talk, How To Listen, And Why You Shouldn’t Call It High-Functioning by Casey "Remrov" Vormer
Category: Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
This book was published last year by Rockridge Press and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
The complete guide to connecting with adults on the autism spectrum For a friend, family member, or co-worker with high functioning autism, communication can be challenging. But Connecting with the Autism Spectrum can help you find common ground with expert tips and helpful insights about talking (and listening) to neurodiverse adults so you can make your interactions more transparent, meaningful, and rewarding for all. Written by Casey Vormer, a self-taught artist and high functioning autism advocate, this comprehensive guide is a trusted source to understanding neurodiversity, a brief introduction to the autism spectrum, and easy communication strategies like active listening and positive encouragement as well as steps to avoid misunderstandings by teaching how to recognize biases and correct them. This standout selection on working alongside others with high functioning autism delivers: A simple approach--Discover the best ways to communicate with those living with high functioning autism. Situational success--Find the right information for various situations and settings, including school, work, and social relationships. Sensitive tone--Get valuable information from a clear, honest point-of-view that does not seek to "cure" or manipulate people with high functioning autism. Learn how to communicate better with those diagnosed with high functioning autism in this simple book.
Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity by Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network
Category: Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
This book was published this year by Beacon Press and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
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Positive Parenting for Autism: Powerful Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Challenges and Thrive by Victoria Boone MA BCBA
Category: Developmental Psychology
This book was published 3 years ago by Althea Press and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
Positive Parenting for Autism delivers practical guidance that will empower parents to implement the techniques used by professionals to help their child with autism build essential social and life skills in an encouraging, affirming way. Raising a child with autism is one of the most challenging responsibilities any parent can face. It can be difficult to manage the commitments of daily life and also feel as though you_re doing all you can to support the development of your special needs child. Positive Parenting for Autism delivers scientifically-proven techniques to practice in your day-to-day life to help your child develop the essential skills they need to thrive and live a fulfilling life with autism. Written by board certified behavior analyst and therapist, Victoria Boone, Positive Parenting for Autism provides concrete tools to help you develop personalized behavior change plans aimed at both increasing your child_s positive behaviors and decreasing unwanted or problem behaviors associated with their autism. Based on the principles of applied behavioral therapy (ABA), Positive Parenting for Autism offers strengths-based strategies that will empower you to help your child with autism meet, and even exceed, the goals you envision for them. Compassionate and effective, Positive Parenting for Autism offers: Clear, easy-to-understand explorations of core ABA strategies such as using positive vs. negative reinforcement, teaching complex behaviors, practicing social skills, coordinating with educators, and more, to help your child manage daily life with autism. Real-life examples of these techniques in practice to help you understand how these new skills and strategies address the everyday situations you and your child with autism face. Guidance for creating a program of action for your child based on the proven strategies and techniques of ABA that are tailored to the unique needs of your child with autism. Parenting a child with autism presents unique challenges. But with the thorough, practical guidance in Positive Parenting for Autism, you_ll feel confident using these effective skill-building techniques to bring about positive, lasting change in your child_s life.
101 Tips for the Parents of Boys with Autism: The Most Crucial Things You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Doctors, Schools, Taxes, Vaccinations, Babysitters, Treatment, Food, Self-Care, and More by Ken Siri
This book was published 6 years ago by Skyhorse and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
The latest research shows that more than 1 in 50 boys in the US now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. Following countless hours of study, Ken Siri is sharing what he has learned. In 101 Tips for the Parents of Boys with Autism you will learn about navigating puberty with your son including issues such as personal hygiene, inappropriate touching, and sex. Parents of boys with autism contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength, and aggression as the boy ages. How do you keep both yourself and your son safe when he is suddenly twice your size? 101 Tips for the Parents of Boys with Autism has the answer. Other topics include: Teaching your son about grooming, washing, and deodorant Choosing a school Getting insurance to cover treatments How to handle bullying Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons Maintaining a social life for both you and your son Handling marital stress and divorce Where to go on vacation And many more! From what to do when you first suspect your son might have autism to coping with the first diagnosis, following up with comprehensive evaluation, and pursuing education and treatment, 101 Tips for the Parents of Boys with Autism is the book that every parent of a boy with autism needs.
A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive by Sally Ozonoff
Category: Mental Health
This book was published 7 years ago by The Guilford Press and takes approximately 10.3 hours to read.
Many tens of thousands of parents have found the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide. Leading experts show how you can work with your child's unique impairments--and harness his or her capabilities. Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. You'll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work. Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.
Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism by Mary Lynch Barbera Ph.D.
Category: Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
This book was published this year by Hay House Inc. and takes approximately 8.8 hours to read.
This practical guide for parents of young children with autism or developmental delays outlines simple and effective practices for developing communication, social and behavioural skills. Developmental delays and signs of autism usually show up before 18 months of age. This book is for parents of young children aged one-to-five years who are passionate about helping their child as well as learning how they can return their lives to as much normalcy as possible. This book introduces a novel approach to teaching children with developmental delays that uses the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) but marries it with a positive, child-friendly methodology that any parent can use - whether or not their child has delays - to learn communication skills and socialisation strategies, as well as tackle sleep, eating, toileting and behaviour challenges in a positive, effective and lasting way. This book will teach parents that they can't afford to wait and empower them to regain hope and take back control with simple practices they can implement themselves - even 15 minutes a day - to dramatically improve outcomes for their children.
THE NEMECHEK PROTOCOL FOR AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS: A How-To Guide For Restoring Neurological Function by Dr. Patrick M. Nemechek D.O.
Category: Children's Health
This book was published 4 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 6.7 hours to read.
The Nemechek Protocol for Autism and Developmental Delay is the most scientific and refined approach to reversing the devastating effects of autism, ADD, ADHD, SPD and the myriad of other developmental disorders. Dr. Nemechek's approach frequently triggers rapid and often breath-taking improvements in children within only a few weeks. And surprisingly, the protocol employs common and natural supplements, and avoids the countless homeopathic remedies and antibiotics frequently prescribed to children that are often both toxic and expensive. Within a few days of starting the protocol many children will experience a connectedness to their surrounds never previously experienced. Significant improvements in motor, sensory and speech delays are realized within the first few weeks. Attention and learning disabilities rapidly begin to resolve within the first few weeks to months as the child's brain restores neuronal pathways damaged by the physical, emotional and inflammatory traumas commonly experienced in childhood. Through a simple 2-step process of re-balancing intestinal bacteria and omega fatty acids, Dr. Nemechek has discovered how to re-activate the brain's neuronal pruning and repair processes thereby allowing a child's brain to begin repairing past injuries and developing correctly. Re-balancing intestinal bacteria also eliminates the excessive production of propionic acid that is responsible for the disconnected and often strange behaviors that are highly characteristic of autism. With the help of Jean Nemechek's writing and editing style, the complexities of omega fatty acids restoration, intestinal bacteriology, autonomic restoration and cumulative brain injury are translated into processes that are easily understandable to the non-scientist. This book is a complete how-to guide outlining the specific supplements and dosages employed by Dr. Nemechek in the treatment of his patients. Readers will learn Dr. Nemechek's step-by-step method of reversing autism and other developmental disorders. Included are specific chapters dealing with relapses, addressing the use of antibiotics, strategies for prevention as well as future vaccinations. The rapid rate of improvement seen with The Nemechek Protocol has caused it to become one of the fastest growing treatment options for children around the world. Thousands of families around the world are benefitting from this safe, inexpensive and highly effective treatment for the devastating problems commonly affecting children today. The phrase "Miracles do Happen" has never been as true when witnessing children regain speech within a few weeks to months after utilizing The Nemechek Protocol.
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts by Julia Cook
Category: New Experiences
This book was published 3 years ago by Boys Town Press and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Zak is obsessed with watches. Before that it was trains. He owns hundreds of watches and is quick to tell everyone everything about them. Zak also has autism, so he sometimes responds to the world around him in unconventional ways. As Zak describes his point of view, young readers gain a better understanding of his behaviors and learn valuable lessons about patience, tolerance and understanding. Parents, teachers, and Counselors can use this book to help teach kids tolerance and acceptance when meeting children living with autism spectrum disorder. Beautiful illustrations and tips added to the end of the book help kids understand the message of the story.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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