Successful School Change and Transition for the Child with Asperger Syndrome

A Guide for Parents

Author: Clare Lawrence

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003584

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Moving to a new school can be a daunting prospect for the child with Asperger syndrome, and parents are often left feeling powerless to help prevent the anxiety and loss of confidence which may ensue. Clare Lawrence's new book provides parents of children with Asperger syndrome with practical advice on how to prepare their child for moving to a new school, and how to help make the transition as smooth as possible. A wide range of material is covered, including useful guidance on choosing the right school, supporting the child during the period prior to the move, and identifying and practising the different social rules and expectations of the new school. The strategies in the book can be adapted for children of all ages and include working out a transition time-line, identifying a named adult and 'safe haven' at the school, and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff. This clear and accessible book will be an invaluable resource for parents of children with AS who are moving to a new school, and will also be of interest to the teachers and education professionals who work with them.
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Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions Through Everyday Transitions

Small Changes - Big Challenges

Author: John Smith,Jane Donlan,Bob Smith

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052751

Category: Psychology

Page: 175

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Facing any type of change can cause confusion and anxiety for individuals with autism spectrum conditions. This book looks at the small transitions in everyday life that can be a big deal for a child with autism and offers simple and effective strategies to make change less of a daily challenge. Explaining why seemingly minor changes to routine can be emotionally distressing for children with autism, this book teaches parents practical solutions for coping with common transitions including switching from a weekday to weekend schedule, the changing of the seasons, and sleeping in a different bed when on holiday. With insights from the authors' personal experiences and helpful scripts, signs and sketches to use along the way, this book shows that with planning and preparation parents can reduce the stress surrounding change for their child and the whole family. This book is the perfect tool to help children with autism deal with change in a calmer and more confident manner and will be essential reading for parents and any professionals working alongside them.
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From Birth to Sixteen

Children's Health, Social, Emotional and Linguistic Development

Author: Helen Cowie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136455647

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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From Birth to Sixteen outlines children’s physical, social, emotional, and language development from infancy through to adolescence. In both its practical application of research and its contribution to the assessment of child development, this text provides essential reading for those studying child development, and indeed those practising, in the fields of nursing, play work, youth work, play therapy, early years education, teaching, social work, and occupational therapy. Accessible and engaging, this innovative text includes case studies, tables, and references to relevant studies – making links to professional practice throughout. Designed to fit with the requirements of the Common Assessment Framework, it presents developmental models for the years from birth to sixteen under each of the following themes: Children’s rights and responsibilities Relationships in the family Relationships in day care, at school, and with the peer group Language and communication Children and the media Health issues in childhood and adolescence Emotional well-being and resilience A dedicated companion website offers additional teaching and learning resources for students and lecturers, including an interactive timeline, further case studies and extensive self-assessment material. The text appreciates the diversity of ways in which children develop, taking into account gender, ethnicity, social background, and disability, and values children’s resilience in conditions of adversity. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, From Birth to Sixteen provides an indispensable companion to child development courses and beyond.
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From Home to School with Autism

How to Make Inclusion a Success

Author: Kay Al-Ghani,Lynda Kenward

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004086

Category: Psychology

Page: 112

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Beginning school is a challenging time for most young children. For those with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the significant change this entails can be overwhelming, and everyone involved will be in need of guidance to make the transition as smooth and as stress-free as possible. This positive and practical book arms schools with a wealth of essential information, easy-to-implement strategies and photocopiable resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school, and activities including making a 'happy scrapbook' and a home-school diary will support staff home liaison. From Home to School with Autism is essential reading for education professionals seeking to encourage and inspire greater confidence in young children with ASD as they embark on school life.
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The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents)

Author: Elizabeth Verdick,Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575425262

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get “stuck” on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping of pacing (”stims”). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions (”What is ASD?” “Why me?”) and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, and resources. Sections for parents offer additional information.
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome

The sound advice and reliable answers you need to help your child succeed

Author: William Stillman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440503958

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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The clinical diagnosis of Asperger's can be intimidating for parents. Often the focus is on their child's "disabilities" rather than his "abilities," and parents may be left wondering what they should expect as their child journeys through life. This guide helps you take the first steps toward understanding how this developmental disorder may impact your child. This uncomplicated handbook introduces you to Asperger's and helps you to: Get a diagnosis and understand the results Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload Recognize symptoms of meltdowns and work to prevent them Educate family and friends about Asperger's Discover support groups for themselves and their child Now revised and updated, this new edition includes information on educational concerns and social interactions. This is the only resource you need to help your child overcome the obstacles of Asperger's and find success--and happiness.
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The Conscious Parent's Guide To Asperger's Syndrome

A Mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Succeed

Author: William Stillman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440593159

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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A positive, mindful plan for the whole family! If your child has been given a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, you will learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting that engages your child and ensures that he succeeds behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. Conscious parenting is about being present with your child and taking the time to understand how to help him flourish. By practicing this mindful method, you can support your child emotionally and help nurture his development. This easy-to-use guide helps you to: Honor your child's unique perspective and cognitive strengths Adapt a conscious parenting philosophy that works for everyone Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload Lower stress levels for the entire family, including other siblings Keep open communication with your child and help him foster good relationships Embrace your child's passions and help him grow in practical ways Educate your family and friends about Asperger's Advocate for your child at school With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, you'll learn to create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child succeed and thrive.
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Educational Provision for Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Meeting Their Needs

Author: Glenys Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136611657

Category: Education

Page: 144

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The range of educational options available to a child with Autism and Asperger syndrome is broad, but choosing the right path can often be a complex task for all involved. This book provides information and advice for professionals and parents making crucial decisions about meeting the needs of children with autistic spectrum disorder. It covers the range of intellectual ability from those having severe learning difficulties to those of above average intelligence. Practical advice for those working with children from preschool to post-16 is given on: choosing the most appropriate educational placement; making decisions on which educational interventions to follow; creating an effective educational environment; working with staff and other children to maximum effect; writing effective individual education plans; working with parents and families; enabling a smooth transition between classes and stages of education; and life beyond school.
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Making the Move

A Guide for Schools and Parents on the Transfer of Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) from Primary to Secondary School

Author: K. I. Al-Ghani,Lynda Kenward

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843109344

Category: Psychology

Page: 91

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This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary as easy as possible for children with ASDs. It advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements because children with ASDs struggle to predict the outcome of any new situation.
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Asperger Syndrome

A Practical Guide for Teachers

Author: Val Cumine,Julia Dunlop,Gill Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135223734

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This fully revised new edition is a clear and concise guide to effective classroom practice. It is designed for teachers and assistants supporting children with Asperger syndrome in mainstream schools and other non-specialist settings. The book provides up-to-date information on the latest developments in this area and relates this to educational practice. With examples of innovative strategies and approaches to facilitate progress in learning, this new edition: outlines the underlying impairments and their educational implications; explores the process of assessment and diagnosis in Asperger Syndrome; offers practical strategies for effective and realistic classroom intervention, including access to the National Curriculum; considers the behavioural challenges the child with Asperger Syndrome may pose; shows how transitions can be supported. Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Teachers, 2nd Edition seeks to inform professionals meeting a child with Asperger Syndrome for the first time and equip them with effective educational and behavioural intervention strategies. This new edition is also updated with reference to Every Child Matters, the Disability Equality Duty and Access Inclusion Planning. This book will be essential to professionals in mainstream schools, educational psychologists, INSET providers (including initial teacher training), as well as to parents, carers and others supporting social and behavioural progress for students with Asperger Syndrome.
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