Updated & expanded ed.
204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Originally published: 2005.
"Ellen's personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD, a celebrated autism author, and a contributor to numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites around the world coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life."-- Amazon.com.
Preface -- It Begins -- Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew -- Chapter 1-I am a Whole Child -- Chapter 2-My Senses Are Out of Sync -- Chapter 3-Distinguish Between Won't and Can't -- Chapter 4-I am a Concrete Thinker. I Interprets Language Literally Chapter 5-Listen to all the Ways I'm Trying to Communicate -- Chapter 6-Picture this! I am Visually Oriented -- Chapter 7-Focus and Build on What I Can do Rather Than What I Can't Do -- Chapter 8-Help Me with Social Interactions -- Chapter 9-Identify What Triggers My Meltdowns -- Chapter 10-Love Me Unconditionally -- Afterword -- Triumph and Transition -- Evolution -- Appendix -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Index.
10 things every child with autism wishes you knew