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15 things they forgot to tell you about autism : the stuff that transformed my life as an autism parent

Author: Debby Elley
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018. ©2018
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"What if the things people need to know about autism is not the information they're getting? Combining myth-busting advice with personal experience, this book from the mother of autistic twins shares simple strategies to build children's confidence, communication, and independence. From sharing the joy of yodelling around shops at the weekend, to finding creative ways to communicate with both her verbal and her  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debby Elley
ISBN: 9781785924385 1785924389
OCLC Number: 1010995077
Description: 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Autism is a Pick 'n' Mix: Personalise Your Autism Learning. 2. Autism Can Change: Looking Beyond the Traditional Definition. 3. You Can't Compare Apples with Oranges (or you can, but it's fruitless): Accepting them for Who They Are. 4. Happiness Comes From Perspective: Living with a Label. 5. If We Don't Fear the World, the World Won't Fear Us: Building a Neurodiverse Planet. 6. Learning Aut-speak: Understanding Echolalia. 7. Specialisms Make Specialists: Valuing Special Interests. 8. Communication is What Happens While You're Waiting for Speech: Parenting a Non-verbal Child. 9. It's Not Your Place or Mine...It's a Bit of Both: Entering the Autistic World. 10. Hell is Other People: Tackling Problems at School. 11. You Can Learn What You Lack: Getting to Know Other People's Thoughts. 12. Rigid Thinking Can Bend: Helping Kids to Be More Flexible. 13. A Stitch in Time Saves 9,000: Preventing Meltdowns. 14. When You Stop, Independence Starts: Helping Them to Help Themselves. 15.You Can Build Walls with Scaffolding: Learning Independence at School. 16. Only Autistic People Have the Answers: Learning to Listen.
Other Titles: Fifteen things they forgot to tell you about autism
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Alec and Bobby are twins with autism, but nobody could ever say they are the same. Here, their mum gives a down-to-earth account of their family life, proving that autism is not one-size-fits-all.  Read more...

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