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Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Childhood

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781847094933

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 25th July 2019

Genre: Society & Social Sciences

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An easy-to-read introduction to autism for parents of a newly diagnosed child to know where to start. This book is specifically for those who know little or nothing about autism and Asperger syndrome until their child is diagnosed. Written by a renowned expert in the field, Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Children gently but honestly explores the issues of being a parent to a child with autism. It analyses what autism actually is, as opposed to the myths and misconceptions about it, and what it might mean to the child, parent, and wider family. Topics include:

Autism theory, myths and alternative perspectives
Sensory issues
Conversations with your child – the ‘autistic voice’
How to handle your child’s anxiety
Happy autistic children
The strengths of autism

Dr Luke Beardon says, ‘Welcome to the world of autism – and an intriguing, beguiling, frustrating, and remarkable world it is! Irrespective of what you might have been told, or what preconceptions anyone might have, I hope this book will help you understand your child’s unique value and importance in the world.’


"This is a lovely book. Dr Beardon writes with humanity, sensitivity and understanding. Both beguilingly simple and profound, this book is readable and accessible yet asks - and answers - some unusual and complex questions. If more of us were to read it, it could quite simply enable a generation of autistic children to be happy with who they are."
Dr Clare Lawrence
This is the book I've been waiting for; it will now be on the top of our recommended reading list. It should be essential reading on any training course, and it is particularly helpful for anyone thinking about embarking on seeking, or having recently received, a diagnosis for themselves or their child.
Dr Linda Buchan
"This lovely book... is scholarly, accessible and respectful. Luke has years of valuable experience and is always thinking and learning about autism. His is a refreshing and honest voice in the field."
Professor Nicola Martin, London South Bank University
A timely and essential read for everyone who thinks that they or a family member may be autistic, and for everyone who has recently found out that they or a family member are autistic. It should also become essential reading for professionals working within the field.
Mark Isherwood AM, Welsh Conservative Assembly Member for North Wales Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government
educational, concise and truly accessible... a much-needed addition to the ASD-field.
Dr Josephine Storek