Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

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Future Horizons, 2005 - Computers - 111 pages
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Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Honorable Mention in the 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. Ellen's personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. Don't buy just one of this book- buy one for everyone who interacts with your child! Give the gift of understanding.   Helpful chapters include:
  • My sensory perceptions are disordered
  • Distinguish between won't and can't
  • I am a concrete thinker. I interpret language literally
  • Be patient with my limited vocabulary
  • Because language is so difficult for me, I am very visually oriented
  • Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can't do
  • Help me with social interactions
  • Identify what triggers my meltdowns

 

 

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Advice for parents, carers and those working with children with autism on various subjects including sensory problems, language and communication, social interaction. Written from the point of view of the child. Updated 2nd edition 2012 available. Read full review

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User Review  - ScribbleScribe - LibraryThing

I would say that this book is valuable as a starting point in learning about autism. It's very short (110 pages + Introduction). By no means does it cover any aspect of Autism in depth, but it's, as I ... Read full review

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Back Matter
103
Back Cover
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Spine
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About the author (2005)

Book author, columnist, and mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen Notbohm's writings on autism and general interest subjects have been published on every continent (except Antarctica—yet). Her books, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew, and The Autism Trail Guide are ForeWord Book of the Year finalists. Both Ten Things books are also iParenting Media Award recipients. A regular columnist for Autism Asperger's Digest magazine and Children's Voice, she also co-authored with Veronica Zysk 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, a Learning Magazine 2006 Teachers' Choice Award winner. Beyond autism, she is a frequent contributor to Ancestry magazine, has published political commentary in the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers around the U.S., and writes for numerous regional and national magazines on a range of subjects. Ellen welcomes reader feedback and newsletter signs-ups through her website at www.ellennotbohm.com.

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