You Are Not Alone A Message to Parents of Children with Autism

You Are Not Alone   A Message to Parents of Children with Autism
Author: Moustafa,Phd Deena Moustafa
Publsiher: Bellissima Pub Llc
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2009-06
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1935118714

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If your child -- or the child of a close friend or relative -- has just received a diagnosis of autism, you are probably feeling baffled and overwhelmed. It is never easy to learn that someone you love has a serious health or developmental condition. Nothing is quite the same after the diagnosis comes in from the doctor. Many families report mixed feelings of sadness and relief when their child is diagnosed. You may feel completely overwhelmed. You may also feel relieved to know that the concerns you have had for your child are valid. An entire world changes just at the diagnosis, but there is hope for both the parents and the child. Whatever it is you feel, know that thousands of parents share this journey. You are not alone. There is reason to hope. There is help. Now that you have the diagnosis, the question is, where do you go from here? The first step is to learn eveything you can about autism. The author decided to write this book for parents all over the world who have an autistic child, to be a guide for them, and to inform them that they are not alone. Their child is not the only one. There are millions children all over the world just like their child. Dr. Deena Moustafa, PhD was born in Cairo, Egypt on 13th of March, 1978. She grew up between Cairo, Egypt & Saarland, Germany and graduated in 1999. She completed her postgraduate diploma in 2001 graduating with honors, obtained a Master s degree in Developmental Psychology in 2005 and a PhD in Psychology in 2009. Dr. Denna Moustafe, PhD tells us that even if we are normal, we still feel some of the same things children with autism feel. Who hasn t been bothered by the feel of scratchy clothes against the skin? Who hasn t gagged on a partially uncooked slimey egg white or on another unsavory distasteful food? Who hasn t been distracted by a loud noise or troubled by the things that lurk in the dark and silence of the night. We are all different, but we are still the same. We are part of a single world where knowledge brings understanding and where books like this one offer hope, practical advise and encouragement. No one is alone!

Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Early Years

Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Early Years
Author: Lynn Plimley,Maggie Bowen,Hugh Morgan
Publsiher: Pine Forge Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2007-01-31
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781446223192

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′An extremely helpful, compact guide for anyone working in early years education... provides clear information for all professionals who work with children from birth to five with autistic spectrum disorders... A short, accessible and reader-friendly book that addresses the key issues′ - Nursery Education Looking at the early years of a child′s life, this book provides information on the services that are available for those from birth to five years, and addresses issues related to identification, assessment, teaching and learning and family support. It is illustrated with case studies provided by parents and practitioners. The following areas are discussed: o the Code of Practice for SEN & the SEN and Disability Discrimination Act o identification and assessment o good practice examples of multi-agency collaboration and provision o partnership with parents o social skills and behaviour o alternative intervention and home-based programmes o the transition from pre-school to school. Professionals in Health, Social Services and Education, pre-school playgroups, nursery staff, parents and carers will all find this book useful. Conference Information The Good Autism Practice (GAP) conference is based on the successful foundations of the Good Autism Practice (GAP) journal, which provides a platform for acknowledging and sharing good practice in autism.

Autism s Hidden Blessings

Autism s Hidden Blessings
Author: Kelly Langston
Publsiher: Kregel Publications
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2011-06-07
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9780825493676

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Encouragement and inspiration for special needs families God has a unique and magnificent purpose for every child-a purpose that is no less important for special-needs children. Through the story of her own ongoing struggles and victories raising her autistic son, Kelly Langston brings to light God's promises for exceptional kids and highlights covenants that assure special-needs parents of their children's potential and beauty.

New Autism Research Developments

New Autism Research Developments
Author: Barbara S. Mesmere
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2007
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1600219365

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This book presents the latest research in the battle against autism. According to numerous news reports, the increase in special needs children has reached epidemic proportions. Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviours have been estimated to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Autism is a spectrum disorder. The symptoms and characteristics of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations, from mild to severe. Although autism is defined by a certain set of behaviours, children and adults can exhibit any combination of the behaviours in any degree of severity. People with autism process and respond to information in unique ways. In some cases, aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviour may be present.

Autism and the Family in Urban India

Autism and the Family in Urban India
Author: Shubhangi Vaidya
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2016-09-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9788132236078

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The book explores the lived reality of parenting and caring for children with autism in contemporary urban India. It is based on a qualitative, ethnographic study of families of children with autism as they negotiate the tricky terrain of identifying their child s disability, obtaining a diagnosis, accessing appropriate services and their on-going efforts to come to terms with and make sense of their child s unique subjectivity and mode of being. It examines the gendered dimensions of coping and care-giving and the differential responses of mothers and fathers, siblings and grandparents and the extended family network to this complex and often extremely challenging condition. The book tackles head on the sombre question, What will happen to the child after the parents are gone ? It also critically examines the role of the state, civil society and legal and institutional frameworks in place in India and undertakes a case study of Action for Autism ; a Delhi-based NGO set up by parents of children with autism. This book also draws upon the author s own engagement with her child’ s disability and thus lends an authenticity born out of lived experience and in-depth understanding. It is a valuable addition to the literature in the sociology of the family and disability studies.

Raising Sebastien

Raising Sebastien
Author: Kah Ying Choo
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2006
Genre: Autism in children
ISBN: 981261320X

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Pädagogik - Allgemein, Note: 1,0, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Institut für Allgemeine Pädagogik und Berufspädagogik), Veranstaltung: Seminar Reformschulen und Schulreform, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mit der Veröffentlichung der Ergebnisse aus der ersten PISA-Studie (Programme for International Student Assessment) aus dem Jahr 2000 setzte auch in Deutschland eine Diskussion um die Leistungsfähigkeit des nationalen Bildungssystems ein. Es wurden Ursachen für das unerwartet schwache Abschneiden der deutschen Schülerinnen und Schüler gesucht. Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, welche Forderungen sich anhand der in PISA getesteten Kompetenzen zum einen für eine mögliche Reform des deutschen Bildungssystems und zum anderen für die (Aus-) Bildung junger Menschen stellen lassen. Darüber hinaus wird zu überprüfen sein, ob die getesteten Kompetenzen tatsächlich das Erreichen eines bestimmten Bildungsniveaus sichern und somit jungen Menschen ein Wissen an die Hand gibt, um erfolgreich im (Erwerbs-) Leben bestehen zu können. Das erste Kapitel befasst sich mit den Begriffen Bildung, Schlüsselqualifikationen und Kompetenz. Hierzu werden verschiedene Konzepte und Definitionen gegenübergestellt, um letztendlich die Anforderungen einer modernen Wissensgesellschaft an ihre Menschen darstellen zu können. Das zweite Kapitel stellt die in PISA getesteten Basiskompetenzen (Lesekompetenz, Mathematische Kompetenz, Naturwissenschaftliche Kompetenz) dar. Zusätzlich wird das Konzept der Problemlösungskompetenz beispielhaft für den Bereich der Fächerübergreifenden Kompetenzen erläutert. Im letzten Kapitel der Arbeit werden Reaktionen auf PISA, Reformvorschläge für das Bildungssystem und Bewertungen der Studie gegenübergestellt. Es werden Vorschläge aufgezeigt und Kriterien erläutert, anhand derer eine Reform des deutschen Bildungssystems erfolgen könnte bzw. sollte. Das abschließende Resümee gibt einen Überblick über die gesamte Arbeit und bringt die wesentlichen Ergebnisse auf den Punkt und stellt einen Zusammenhang der verschiedenen Aspekte her.

Autism and Your Teen

Autism and Your Teen
Author: Blythe Grossberg
Publsiher: American Psychological Association
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2018-12-11
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781433830273

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This book offers scientifically validated guidance to help you raise your tween, teen, or young adult on the autism spectrum. It contains supportive advice for finding good medical and psychiatric care, helping your teen learn executive functioning and social skills to navigate middle and high school, and talking to your teen about sexual development and sexual activity. You will also find helpful resources for college and transition programs, as well as ideas for taking care of yourself and reducing stress.

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Robin LaBarbera
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2017-12-13
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781506338880

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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Partnering with Families for Positive Outcomes focuses on practical strategies for educating children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom. Additional features describe how to partner with families in the implementation of many of the strategies, giving voice to parents, based on recent quantitative and qualitative research. Case studies developed from real interviews with parents and educators open each chapter, and the book focuses on what “works” and what “does not work” in their collaborative experiences. Key Features Case studies with "What Would You Do" questions offer real life scenarios that allow readers to apply their understanding of the chapter's contents to a situation they may encounter. Theory Into Practice (T.I.P) boxes promote self-reflection and an opportunity to apply material in real-world scenarios. A section of every chapter is devoted to how to collaborate with families to implement the chapter's specific strategies not just at school but also at home. Inclusion tips provide ways to implement the chapter's strategy for teachers in general education classrooms with children with ASD.