Autism - A Practical Guide for Parents by Alan Yau

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Theory is great, but as a busy parent of a young child with autism, what you would really like is a practical guide: with ideas, tips and strategies that you can use right away.

Oh, and you want a book that is concise and easy to understand, right?

This book is what you are looking for.

Think of this book as a collection of sparks. Real sparks ignite fires. The sparks in this book will ignite ideas in your head about how to teach your child with autism.

Here's what you will learn in this book:

How children with autism are wired differently, and how that affects the way they learn. Why Intensive Play is so important to everything else. Why it’s so hard to get your child’s attention, and what you can do about it. How visual tools can help your child, and how you can use them easily. Why focusing on well-being is so important, and some simple steps you can take to ensure you do. What general strategies will help you teach your child. Why behavior difficulties happen, and some ways you can help. Why today’s technology is making it easier for children with autism to communicate, learn and much more besides.

This book will give you ideas and strategies that you can use immediately with your child, illustrated with examples from the author's own experience. You will see echoes of your own child in some of the examples, and they are sure to provide some light bulb moments for you.


About Alan Yau

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Alan Yau is the creator of Autism Sparks, a website and Facebook Page dedicated to supporting parents of children with autism. He has worked with children with autism for over 20 years in a number of different roles, initially as a counsellor on a summer camp in upstate New York, and more recently as the manager of an autism provision in North London.
Published November 24, 2012 by Autism Sparks. 117 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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