The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies: A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Aug 21, 2014 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages

The Autism Discussion Page green book covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. It also provides more general teaching and mentoring strategies for coaching children on the autism spectrum in basic daily living strategies to improve their day-to-day lives.

Based on posts on the popular online community page and organised by subject for ease of reference, this book offers an excellent understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.

 

Contents

Introduction
13
Families Caregivers and Teachers
21
Stress and Anxiety
43
Comfort Zones
60
Challenging Behavior
77
Labels Diagnoses and CoOccurring Disorders
134
Mentoring Children on the Spectrum
151
Building on Strengths and Interests
192
Where to Go from Here
288
Fragile World on the Spectrum
289
Comfort Zones Profile
293
Functional Assessments of Challenging Behaviors
298
Funcional Behavior Assessment
309
Activities of daily living ADL Assessment
315
Core Deficit Assessment
329
Evaluating Strengths and Preferences
333

Effective Discipline
205
Challenges at School
238
Empowerment
272

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About the author (2014)

Bill Nason, MS, LLP, runs the Autism Discussion Page on Facebook which has 40,000 likes to date. He is a mental health professional with over 30 years' experience in the field of developmental disabilities, specializing in individuals with multiple severe behavior challenges. He currently works as supervisor of consultant services for a community behavioral health agency in Flint Michigan, USA, and contracts with Oakland University's Center for Autism to run sports programs for children with autism.

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