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Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents Paperback – December 5, 2012
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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.
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It can also be difficult looking after an autistic child if you are struggling to balance work and family as well as the many demands you feel are placed upon yourself in today's hectic lifestyle.
Alan has a special understanding with such children, he creates a special connection with them and recognizes the power of building a connection through play.
He shows you in this book how to build a bridge to your child's world and have the tools and understanding to be able to cross it as a frequent guest and show your child that your world is pretty cool too.
Alan writes with 20 years of experience under his belt and shares what he has learned in this book.
I like the way he illustrates his strategies with examples from his own experience, I think parents will, through them, see echos of their own child in some way through the examples.
He also recognizes that an approach that works well with one child may not necessary work nearly as well for another.
I would DEFINITELY recommend this book, it's written with compassion and love and will prove itself to be a useful and practical guide with ideas, tips and strategies that can be used right away as you go on your journey with your child.
This is a genuine book written by someone who genuinely wants to help others build a mindful interaction with autistic children. I love it!!
One thing I would have liked to see addressed that wasn't was juggling siblings not on the spectrum. It can be hard to find helpful information about that.
This was a good resource that doesn't waste a lot of time on theory (not that that isn't important too, but if you are reading the same theory over and over in every book you pick up it does become a time waster) - it is almost all practical application suggestions.
Barbara Sher, MA, OTR
Author: Early Intervention Games: Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders
As a grandparent of a 10 year old boy who is high functioning on the AS, this book greatly aided my husband and I to help us understand our grandson a little better. The author also welcomes emails with questions and lists a selection of great resources for further reading.
as learning more about the other behaviors and tendencies that others are dealing with.
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I hope he makes more books. In 2015 this year! I😍 him! By e yau