Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

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Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Honorable Mention in the 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. Ellen's personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. Don't buy just one of this book- buy one for everyone who interacts with your child! Give the gift of understanding. Helpful chapters include: My sensory perceptions are disorderedDistinguish between won't and can'tI am a concrete thinker. I interpret language literallyBe patient with my limited vocabularyBecause language is so difficult for me, I am very visually orientedFocus and build on what I can do rather than what I can't doHelp me with social interactionsIdentify what triggers my meltdownsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Future Horizons Incorporated
  • Arlington, United States
  • English
  • 1932565302
  • 9781932565300
  • 14,410

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"Ellen captures the major issues of autism and makes them understandable and useable, even to those new to spectrum disorders..."Nancy H. Cale, Vice President, Unlocking Autismshow more

About Ellen Notbohm

Book author, columnist, and mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen Notbohm's writings on autism and general interest subjects have been published on every continent (except Antarctica--yet). Her books, "Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew," "Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew," and "The Autism Trail Guide "are ForeWord Book of the Year finalists. Both "Ten Things" books are also iParenting Media Award recipients. A regular columnist for "Autism Asperger's Digest "magazine and "Children's Voice," she also co-authored with Veronica Zysk "1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," a "Learning" Magazine 2006 Teachers' Choice Award winner. Beyond autism, she is a frequent contributor to "Ancestry" magazine, has published political commentary in the "Chicago Tribune "and other newspapers around the U.S., and writes for numerous regional and national magazines on a range of subjects. Ellen welcomes reader feedback and newsletter signs-ups through her website at www.ellennotbohm.com.show more

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1,705 ratings
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3 14% (243)
2 3% (49)
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I really enjoyed this book as I felt it outlined the difficulties most individuals with ASD face in an easy to understand way. It was not heavy but was insightful into ASD. I have also read this authors other books - in fact i own them all as i find her very easy to relate to. Ellen is another parent with a passion to spread the word about ASDshow more
by Karen Glenny
I must admit that I haven't actually read this book so was a bit doubtful about whether to write a review. However from what I have heard, this book has been really helpful, particularly to adults working with children with autism, who haven't had a lot of experience in this area. Some of the key ideas were also shared in a school assembly in a school that was trying to become more autism friendly. This book is on my list of books to read but I hope that helps.show more
by J Bedford
this book started off pretty good. as a parent of a child with asd it really didnt touch on anything i didnt already know. i felt it was quite text book at times and not easy for everyone to read. sorry.show more
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