How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome : Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals, Paperback

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome : Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals Paperback

Illustrated by Olive Young

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


This accessible and valuable introduction to caring for a child with autism is an ideal resource for teachers and members of a child with autism's immediate and extended family.

In clear and simple language, with many illustrations, the authors tackle common problems experienced in everyday routines such as eating, sleeping and going to the toilet, as well as how to cope with aggression and tantrums, preoccupations and compulsions and how to enable better communication and socialising.

Based on up-to-date research and using many case examples, the authors consider step-by-step why each problem may be happening and suggest a number of solutions.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Coping with personal problems
  • ISBN: 9781843101840



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One thing that puts this book above most of the others I've read on autism is the age-by-age checklist. However, it doesn't spend much time explaining the differences in the spectrum of autism-mostly it focuses on the more severe autism.However, this is a very detailed book that includes information on how to deal with all kinds of specific issues (toilet-training, for example), including why the child is behaving a certain way, what could be going through his mind, and how to help him cope.This is one of the more useful books I've read to help me understand what my son needs from me.

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