A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive✯ [PDF] ❤ A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive By Sally Ozonoff ✼ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Over , 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 Over , parents have Guide to PDF ↠ found the facts they need about high functioning autism spectrum disorder ASD , including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable A Parent's Epub / guide Leading experts show how you can work with your child s unique impairments and harness his or her capabilities Vivid stories and real Parent's Guide to eBook ↠ world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate 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 DSMdiagnostic changes. It took me a few months after my son s diagnosis to decide to seek out ASD resources I asked a select group of parents for their one website and one book and one IEP tip because I knew that the volume of information about autism would overwhelm me This is the book they recommended Even after buying copies for both of us, it took me manyweeks to be ready to dive in There s mourning in this process and a sad reluctance to really know in my heart that ASD fits him The parallels to It took me a few months after my son s diagnosis to decide to seek out ASD resources I asked a select group of parents for their one website and one book and one IEP tip because I knew that the volume of information about autism would overwhelm me This is the book they recommended Even after buying copies for both of us, it took me manyweeks to be ready to dive in There s mourning in this process and a sad reluctance to really know in my heart that ASD fits him The parallels to our journey with his food allergies are so striking puzzling difficulties, medical pursuits, the instinct to keep askingquestions, diagnosis, the thud of this reality, scrambling for information, teaching ourselves, teaching everyone who loves him, advocating for him in public and in social settings, keeping him safe at home and everywhere this is all so so so tiring and there are no easy answers Also, it is his our reality every minute of every day The parallels here are traumatic for me, but it feels good to share this with someone who might also need this book for their own process with ASD An ASD Dx doesn t mean he isn t still beautiful and unique and quirky and charming and so very smart Having ASD means his challenges are very challenging for him and for us and he deserves to be understood so that his strengths can shine Many of his ways of thinking are not like mine or most people in our lives and he has been misunderstood for most of his 8.5 years And while it saddens me to no end to admit this, I have been a better mom to him this week because this book has helped me see things so muchclearly I marked up my copy so much dog eared pages, scribbled in margins, highlighted entire passages because it is so accessible and straight forward and comprehensive I have gained huge shifts in understanding and culled little ideas that are already making subtle but important differences We re on our way to getting him supports and services to help decrease the and increase the This book has made me better equipped for a very complex journey and it s one I know I will come back to time and again Highly recommended This is a terrific first book for smart parents with smart kids If your child has recently been diagnosed and you re looking for what to read, this is a great start Of all the books and resources out there, this book helped me feel a little less alone and a little less overwhelmed The author doesn t push any agenda except to help you sort through all the acronyms and jargon and make you feel like you can get a handle on this Before you start doing your web searches, start here. Very helpful guide and resource when you don t know much about this topic. Wow It s been a while since I read something like this that TRULY hit the mark This is an excellent guide that provides great insight on what families and children face dealing with high functioning ASD Sometimes, as a parent it can really feel like a very lonely journey dealing with and understanding ASD issues , but this book provides lots of info while presenting both the strengths and weaknesses of ASD children As well read as I am on this subject, I learned a lot of new things and also Wow It s been a while since I read something like this that TRULY hit the mark This is an excellent guide that provides great insight on what families and children face dealing with high functioning ASD Sometimes, as a parent it can really feel like a very lonely journey dealing with and understanding ASD issues , but this book provides lots of info while presenting both the strengths and weaknesses of ASD children As well read as I am on this subject, I learned a lot of new things and also felt some validation on the things I already have experienced or knew I highly recommend this to both parents and teachers This is purely for background information I think the book did a good job of being an introductory summary I appreciated the clear language surrounding diagnostic criteria, IEP 504 suggestions, and therapy summaries Obviously, it is a bit of a starting point Probably, the admonitions to remember to look at the positive side of the coin are also useful. Hmmm As the parent of a child who was diagnosed four years ago, this really wasn t much use It might have been when he was first diagnosed and when I most likely read this book the first time But there are a number of problems a This book is very much written for a US audience Being in Australia, the advice about IEPs and college and workplace support weren t relevant.b It s way too general It outlines in the most vague terms the general types of therapy an ASD child might benefit from, Hmmm As the parent of a child who was diagnosed four years ago, this really wasn t much use It might have been when he was first diagnosed and when I most likely read this book the first time But there are a number of problems a This book is very much written for a US audience Being in Australia, the advice about IEPs and college and workplace support weren t relevant.b It s way too general It outlines in the most vague terms the general types of therapy an ASD child might benefit from, but there is no real evaluation of them or what types of problems or children they work best with Ok I suppose for a first timer, useless for someone who has been dealing with ASD for a little while.c The authors continuously seemed to assume a level of disability far beyond my child s experience They kept saying that few people with ASD gain independent living and employment huh I think there may be some clinical bias here do they tend to see only the most problematic cases Many people with ASD go on to lead independent lives and hold down fulfilling jobs The doom and gloom isn t needed many kids WILL make it to independence, and if they won t well, the parent already may have a sense of this anyway, no need to rub it in.d This book just didn t talk to my experience of ASD It glossed over the lack of common sense that so many ASD children experience and offered little advice on how to tackle this It offered advice on classroom interventions that I found impractical and likely to mark my son out as different Probably the best advice was to disclose the diagnosis to the right appropriate people we have found that not only making teachers aware, but also friends in the classroom, engenders understanding and consideration instead of ridicule and intolerance However, the trick is to pick and choose sharing with classroom friends worked well, but sharing with the whole class would have been muchrisky.This is a really basic book that is likely to be of use only to those who have just received a diagnosis and probably of most value to those in the US This was hands down one of the best parenting books I ve ever read about autism or not It is so clearly written the science helps explain what s going on but not in a way that s too clinical or over your head It offers clear explanations of why these kids face these challenges and the types of challenges that come up at different phases of life It explains the difference between the DSM 4 and DSM 5 and how that impacts diagnosis Normally with a parenting book, I go straight to the sectio This was hands down one of the best parenting books I ve ever read about autism or not It is so clearly written the science helps explain what s going on but not in a way that s too clinical or over your head It offers clear explanations of why these kids face these challenges and the types of challenges that come up at different phases of life It explains the difference between the DSM 4 and DSM 5 and how that impacts diagnosis Normally with a parenting book, I go straight to the section related to my child s age and skim the rest I read nearly every page of this book with interest.Most importantly, this book gave me an understanding of autism not just high functioning but in general that can be applied well beyond parenting a child I now recognize coworkers, friends and possibly even family members who may be on the spectrum or show similar thinking patterns It s already changed the way I communicate with these people and it s been effective If onlypeople knew about autism and how it looks in high functioning people maybe we could change the stigmatism surrounding it This book offers a lot of great insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder It provides a brief, yet comprehensive, history It explains the move from the DSM4 to DSM5 It also gives snapshots into different people on the spectrum and the difficulties that they have ranging in age from children to adults This is especially helpful as a lot of autism related literature out there tends to focus solely on children instead of acknowledging that autistic people grow up and many of their difficulties con This book offers a lot of great insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder It provides a brief, yet comprehensive, history It explains the move from the DSM4 to DSM5 It also gives snapshots into different people on the spectrum and the difficulties that they have ranging in age from children to adults This is especially helpful as a lot of autism related literature out there tends to focus solely on children instead of acknowledging that autistic people grow up and many of their difficulties continue throughout their entire lives.My only complaint, as an autistic person, is that the tone of this book sometimes seems to sell autistic people short in their potential ability, responsibility, and resilience This book is an up to date explanation of Autism now called Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD I especially appreciate the section that discusses the genetic component, as there are many wild myths out there about Autism being caused by this, that, or the other The book goes into practical strategies to understand and work with the ways Autistic kids might struggle with their environments and schedules and pressures, especially with school Much of the book offers school accommodation or inte This book is an up to date explanation of Autism now called Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD I especially appreciate the section that discusses the genetic component, as there are many wild myths out there about Autism being caused by this, that, or the other The book goes into practical strategies to understand and work with the ways Autistic kids might struggle with their environments and schedules and pressures, especially with school Much of the book offers school accommodation or intervention information that I already had from working with ADHD and sensory issues with my children, but this obviously goes intoAutism specific issues as well Parenting book 5 I will use this one in class when teaching about autism and parenting children with special needs It was very informative and the authors are researchers, but they don t cover very much research in the book, which was disappointing It reads a little bitlike a textbook so it s a little bit dry, but it has a lot of really good information and I wish I had read it a few years earlier for the sake of my autistic son

A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum
    A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum 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 DSMdiagnostic changes. It took me a few months after my son s diagnosis to decide to seek out ASD resources I asked a select group of parents for their one website and one book and one IEP tip because I knew that the volume of information about autism would overwhelm me This is the book they recommended Even after buying copies for both of us, it took me manyweeks to be ready to dive in There s mourning in this process and a sad reluctance to really know in my heart that ASD fits him The parallels to It took me a few months after my son s diagnosis to decide to seek out ASD resources I asked a select group of parents for their one website and one book and one IEP tip because I knew that the volume of information about autism would overwhelm me This is the book they recommended Even after buying copies for both of us, it took me manyweeks to be ready to dive in There s mourning in this process and a sad reluctance to really know in my heart that ASD fits him The parallels to our journey with his food allergies are so striking puzzling difficulties, medical pursuits, the instinct to keep askingquestions, diagnosis, the thud of this reality, scrambling for information, teaching ourselves, teaching everyone who loves him, advocating for him in public and in social settings, keeping him safe at home and everywhere this is all so so so tiring and there are no easy answers Also, it is his our reality every minute of every day The parallels here are traumatic for me, but it feels good to share this with someone who might also need this book for their own process with ASD An ASD Dx doesn t mean he isn t still beautiful and unique and quirky and charming and so very smart Having ASD means his challenges are very challenging for him and for us and he deserves to be understood so that his strengths can shine Many of his ways of thinking are not like mine or most people in our lives and he has been misunderstood for most of his 8.5 years And while it saddens me to no end to admit this, I have been a better mom to him this week because this book has helped me see things so muchclearly I marked up my copy so much dog eared pages, scribbled in margins, highlighted entire passages because it is so accessible and straight forward and comprehensive I have gained huge shifts in understanding and culled little ideas that are already making subtle but important differences We re on our way to getting him supports and services to help decrease the and increase the This book has made me better equipped for a very complex journey and it s one I know I will come back to time and again Highly recommended This is a terrific first book for smart parents with smart kids If your child has recently been diagnosed and you re looking for what to read, this is a great start Of all the books and resources out there, this book helped me feel a little less alone and a little less overwhelmed The author doesn t push any agenda except to help you sort through all the acronyms and jargon and make you feel like you can get a handle on this Before you start doing your web searches, start here. Very helpful guide and resource when you don t know much about this topic. Wow It s been a while since I read something like this that TRULY hit the mark This is an excellent guide that provides great insight on what families and children face dealing with high functioning ASD Sometimes, as a parent it can really feel like a very lonely journey dealing with and understanding ASD issues , but this book provides lots of info while presenting both the strengths and weaknesses of ASD children As well read as I am on this subject, I learned a lot of new things and also Wow It s been a while since I read something like this that TRULY hit the mark This is an excellent guide that provides great insight on what families and children face dealing with high functioning ASD Sometimes, as a parent it can really feel like a very lonely journey dealing with and understanding ASD issues , but this book provides lots of info while presenting both the strengths and weaknesses of ASD children As well read as I am on this subject, I learned a lot of new things and also felt some validation on the things I already have experienced or knew I highly recommend this to both parents and teachers This is purely for background information I think the book did a good job of being an introductory summary I appreciated the clear language surrounding diagnostic criteria, IEP 504 suggestions, and therapy summaries Obviously, it is a bit of a starting point Probably, the admonitions to remember to look at the positive side of the coin are also useful. Hmmm As the parent of a child who was diagnosed four years ago, this really wasn t much use It might have been when he was first diagnosed and when I most likely read this book the first time But there are a number of problems a This book is very much written for a US audience Being in Australia, the advice about IEPs and college and workplace support weren t relevant.b It s way too general It outlines in the most vague terms the general types of therapy an ASD child might benefit from, Hmmm As the parent of a child who was diagnosed four years ago, this really wasn t much use It might have been when he was first diagnosed and when I most likely read this book the first time But there are a number of problems a This book is very much written for a US audience Being in Australia, the advice about IEPs and college and workplace support weren t relevant.b It s way too general It outlines in the most vague terms the general types of therapy an ASD child might benefit from, but there is no real evaluation of them or what types of problems or children they work best with Ok I suppose for a first timer, useless for someone who has been dealing with ASD for a little while.c The authors continuously seemed to assume a level of disability far beyond my child s experience They kept saying that few people with ASD gain independent living and employment huh I think there may be some clinical bias here do they tend to see only the most problematic cases Many people with ASD go on to lead independent lives and hold down fulfilling jobs The doom and gloom isn t needed many kids WILL make it to independence, and if they won t well, the parent already may have a sense of this anyway, no need to rub it in.d This book just didn t talk to my experience of ASD It glossed over the lack of common sense that so many ASD children experience and offered little advice on how to tackle this It offered advice on classroom interventions that I found impractical and likely to mark my son out as different Probably the best advice was to disclose the diagnosis to the right appropriate people we have found that not only making teachers aware, but also friends in the classroom, engenders understanding and consideration instead of ridicule and intolerance However, the trick is to pick and choose sharing with classroom friends worked well, but sharing with the whole class would have been muchrisky.This is a really basic book that is likely to be of use only to those who have just received a diagnosis and probably of most value to those in the US This was hands down one of the best parenting books I ve ever read about autism or not It is so clearly written the science helps explain what s going on but not in a way that s too clinical or over your head It offers clear explanations of why these kids face these challenges and the types of challenges that come up at different phases of life It explains the difference between the DSM 4 and DSM 5 and how that impacts diagnosis Normally with a parenting book, I go straight to the sectio This was hands down one of the best parenting books I ve ever read about autism or not It is so clearly written the science helps explain what s going on but not in a way that s too clinical or over your head It offers clear explanations of why these kids face these challenges and the types of challenges that come up at different phases of life It explains the difference between the DSM 4 and DSM 5 and how that impacts diagnosis Normally with a parenting book, I go straight to the section related to my child s age and skim the rest I read nearly every page of this book with interest.Most importantly, this book gave me an understanding of autism not just high functioning but in general that can be applied well beyond parenting a child I now recognize coworkers, friends and possibly even family members who may be on the spectrum or show similar thinking patterns It s already changed the way I communicate with these people and it s been effective If onlypeople knew about autism and how it looks in high functioning people maybe we could change the stigmatism surrounding it This book offers a lot of great insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder It provides a brief, yet comprehensive, history It explains the move from the DSM4 to DSM5 It also gives snapshots into different people on the spectrum and the difficulties that they have ranging in age from children to adults This is especially helpful as a lot of autism related literature out there tends to focus solely on children instead of acknowledging that autistic people grow up and many of their difficulties con This book offers a lot of great insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder It provides a brief, yet comprehensive, history It explains the move from the DSM4 to DSM5 It also gives snapshots into different people on the spectrum and the difficulties that they have ranging in age from children to adults This is especially helpful as a lot of autism related literature out there tends to focus solely on children instead of acknowledging that autistic people grow up and many of their difficulties continue throughout their entire lives.My only complaint, as an autistic person, is that the tone of this book sometimes seems to sell autistic people short in their potential ability, responsibility, and resilience This book is an up to date explanation of Autism now called Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD I especially appreciate the section that discusses the genetic component, as there are many wild myths out there about Autism being caused by this, that, or the other The book goes into practical strategies to understand and work with the ways Autistic kids might struggle with their environments and schedules and pressures, especially with school Much of the book offers school accommodation or inte This book is an up to date explanation of Autism now called Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD I especially appreciate the section that discusses the genetic component, as there are many wild myths out there about Autism being caused by this, that, or the other The book goes into practical strategies to understand and work with the ways Autistic kids might struggle with their environments and schedules and pressures, especially with school Much of the book offers school accommodation or intervention information that I already had from working with ADHD and sensory issues with my children, but this obviously goes intoAutism specific issues as well Parenting book 5 I will use this one in class when teaching about autism and parenting children with special needs It was very informative and the authors are researchers, but they don t cover very much research in the book, which was disappointing It reads a little bitlike a textbook so it s a little bit dry, but it has a lot of really good information and I wish I had read it a few years earlier for the sake of my autistic son "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 308 pages
  • A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive
  • Sally Ozonoff
  • English
  • 19 January 2019
  • 1462517951