A best seller gets even better! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative audiobook in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book describes 10 characteristics that help illuminate - not define - children with autism.
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. This new edition sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the listener farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism.
©2012 Ellen Notbohm (P)2016 Recorded Books
I am a paediatric occupational therapist so much (but not all!) of the content was revision for me, however, I think it is an outstanding book that I will be recommending to parents and relatives of children who have autism. She covers a wide range of issues in a friendly and easy to listen to manner, giving a generous insight into her own experiences of family life with her children. I was glad to have some aspects brought back to the forefront of my mind and think about more deliberately. Thankyou!
"wonderful and imformative"
my 5 year old son is on the spectrum. i found myself rewinding many sections because i liked them so much. I've read many books and the thing i enjoyed most about this book is the positivity and focus on changing the parents attitude and preception of their child. it was a wonderful read and recommend
"Good information with a helpful perspective,"
I found the book to be informative and encouraging overall.
The Author is quite confident in her perspective. Sometimes this is inspiring, but at other times I found it off putting.
"Everything I needed to hear"
Coming from a time of recent diagnosis and much uncertainty, this book provided valuable insights in considering the perspective of my autistic child, and helped to transform the natural grief and mourning I was experiencing into a place of acceptance and optimism. I really enjoyed learning more about the sensory factors that can impact children on the spectrum. As a primary health care provider, I found that this book is equally beneficial to both parents and professionals. I requested that my husband read it, who stated that he also enjoyed it. We agreed that it provided a much needed sense of hope during a time when we had so many unanswered questions.
"Great For Parents & Teachers - Simple & Helpful"
Wonderful insight to dealing with many complexities of a child growing with Autism. Answered many questions and gave good tools to help your child and you work together for a positive future!! A must read for anyone working with children who have Autism.
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