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Autism Meet Me Who I Am A Contribution Toward An Educational Sensory And Nutritional Approach To Childhood Autism That Supports Families And

Author : Lakshmi Prasanna
ISBN : 1584209364
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book is for parents and families, teachers and schools, doctors and therapists who are looking for a deeper understanding of children with autism. The children themselves led us on a pathway through our efforts to connect and communicate our means to heal and educate them. This book shares that pathway of two-way learning and healing. The outlook on autism presented here emerges from twenty years of clinical work and individual research by Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna, a developmental pediatrician and neonatologist from India, and Michael Kokinos, an Australian physiotherapist specializing in neurology and the relationship of movement and sensation. They have worked mostly in the rapidly developing cities of South India. They have very different professional and cultural backgrounds, with one from the East and the other from a Greek family in the West. Autistic characteristics present with an incredible diversity; the consultation room alone does not often suffice to see and truly understand the unique riddle of an individual child. The authors' interest and research has involved observation of the children contextually--behind diagnostic labels (communication disorder, repetitive behaviors, lack of eye contact, etc.)--while holding questions such as these: How does a child's behavior differ at school, in the home, in public, or at mealtimes? Why does this child act so differently with different people? What influences do different types of food have? What is the sensory need behind a repetitive behavior? How do siblings, grandparents, and parents handle the challenges presented by autism? Many researchers have labored to meet the challenges presented by each child with autism. Autism by its very nature transcends a reductionist, materialistic view and points to the work of soul and spirit in the birth and growth of children. The intention of the authors' work has always been guided by objective facts, allowing them speak to those who care.
Category: Family & Relationships

Bittersweet On The Autism Spectrum

Author : Luke Beardon
ISBN : 9781784504854
Genre : Psychology
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In this rich and diverse collection, 28 writers describe what positive experiences they have had as an autistic person, and show how the most unexpected subject areas can be a source of the positive. They demonstrate that individuals can, and do, experience life in positive ways, sometimes in the face of adversity. Sharing both dark and joyful moments with unreserved honesty, their insights are moving, often hilarious, creative, and highly intelligent, and usually surprising. From hair-raising travelling experiences to parenting with verve, volunteering to teaching, running a marathon to taking on a PhD, they show that autism need not limit life. Introduced by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton, their stories challenge stereotypes surrounding autism, empower, and entertain.
Category: Psychology

The Autism Discussion Page On Anxiety Behavior School And Parenting Strategies

Author : Bill Nason
ISBN : 9780857009432
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Autism Discussion Page green book covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. It also provides more general teaching and mentoring strategies for coaching children on the autism spectrum in basic daily living strategies to improve their day-to-day lives. Based on posts on the popular online community page and organised by subject for ease of reference, this book offers an excellent understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.
Category: Family & Relationships

Meet Me In Atlantis

Author : Mark Adams
ISBN : 9780698186217
Genre : Travel
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The New York Times Bestseller! The author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu travels the globe in search of the world’s most famous lost city. “Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.”—Hampton Sides A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Far from alien conspiracy theories and other pop culture myths, everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Stranger still: Adams learned there is an entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers who are still actively and obsessively searching for this sunken city, based entirely on Plato’s detailed clues. What Adams didn’t realize was that Atlantis is kind of like a virus—and he’d been exposed. In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these Atlantis obsessives, trying to determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city—and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. The result is a classic quest that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.
Category: Travel

Autism And Understanding

Author : Walter Solomon
ISBN : 9781446264560
Genre : Education
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"[The authors] provide a detailed breakdown of the scientific underpinnings of Waldon's theory in language accessible enough for parents and rigorous enough to satisfy the informed researcher/practitioner." - The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Daniel S. Posner, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of medicine at Mt Sinai, New York, NY The author sets out an approach based on Dr Geoffrey Waldon's philosophy of the development of understanding, which centres on helping children learn-how-to-learn. The book includes: - The inspirational and well documented story of the author's son, diagnosed at two with autism and as 'basically sub-normal', now a successful professional with a wife and child. - An introduction to Geoffrey Waldon's theory and working methods. - Testimony from parents and teachers, covering autism and a range of learning difficulties. This book does not offer a 'miracle cure' for autism, although the author aims to counteract the prevailing view that autism is a lifetime condition. The author demonstrates that with the appropriate intervention, children with autism - and other special needs - can gain a fuller understanding of the world and learn to take a constructive and contributing place in it. Teachers, therapists, doctors, parents and special interest groups will find this book an important and potentially transformational read. Listen to a podcast of Walter Solomon discuss the story of his son Robert, the motivation behind his new book and how to get started using the Waldon Approach. Listen here Or watch the video here!
Category: Education

Asperger Syndrome Or High Functioning Autism

Author : Eric Schopler
ISBN : 0306457466
Genre : Psychology
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The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.
Category: Psychology

Meet Me Where I M At

Author : Cynthia Best
ISBN : 1941765394
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 20.72 MB
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Helping special needs children understand how they are wired, this book offers them ways to communicate without having to express themselves verbally or even face to face. It provides concrete strategies that can be individualized and given to new teachers, coaches, or friends to help them understand who the child is and how he or she functions best. Full color.
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Author : Florica Stone
ISBN : 9781843101826
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Stone shows how shared meanings can be learnt and expressed between autistic and non-autistic individuals, though they experience different perceptions of reality. She presents ways of creating autistic-friendly environments, modifying traditional responses to autistic behaviour and using literal learning, providing useful examples and exercises.
Category: Family & Relationships

Jude Vs Autism

Author : Elizabeth Prochniak
ISBN : 9781469138589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book concerns dealing with the establishment in working with my grandson Jude, who is in the autistic spectrum. Exhibits support the need for change. Policymakers are challenged to better use resources.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Autism Life Skills

Author : Chantal Sicile-Kira
ISBN : 9781440629976
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Award-winning autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira presents a positive and empowering ?bill of rights? for every person with autism. From an award-winning author and advocate, Autism Life Skills presents a positive and empowering "bill of rights" for every person with autism, regardless of impairment level. With advice and reflections from autistic adults across the spectrum, as well as Sicile-Kira's own experience as an advocate and parent of an autistic teen, the book covers these ten essential life skills: Making Sense of the World * Communication * Safety * Self-Esteem * Pursuing Interests * Self-Regulation * Independence * Social Relationships * Self- Advocacy *Earning a Living Whether your child or student has Asperger's or is on the more severely impaired end of the autism spectrum, this action-oriented guide will provide hope and help -- so that every child has a chance to reach his or her full potential.
Category: Family & Relationships