A bestseller gets even better!
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 describes ten characteristics that help illuminate--not define--children with autism.
Ellen's personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD, a celebrated autism author, and a contributor to numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites around the world coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life.
A bonus section includes ten more essential, thought-provoking "things" to share with young people on the spectrum as they cross the threshold of adulthood, and an appendix of more than seventy questions suitable for group discussion or self-reflection. This new edition sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the reader farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism.
"The FIRST book you should read when your child is diagnosed. Written by a mum with fantastic insight into the world of autism, through the child's eyes, and having a son of her own with ASD really shines through in the book. It is an intelligent and empathetic book written FOR our children. Ellen Notbohm is an amazing mother and author! Have bought this book for ALL my family."--Trinny Holman, Queensland, Australia
"Ellen Notbohm reminds us once again that we should learn more than we teach and that we should listen more than we talk. This new edition of Ten Things emphasizes these points and offers readers new material and dozens of rich questions for discussion."--Paula Kluth, PhD, author, You're Going to Love This Kid and Pedro's Whale
"A superb explanation of how sensory processing challenges can affect a child's behavior, and how occupational therapy in a sensory integration framework can effect wondrous changes!"--Carol Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Childand The Goodenoughs Get In Sync
Ellen Notbohm is the internationally renowned author of one of the autism community's most beloved books, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, and three other award-winning books, including 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism (with co-author Veronica Zysk), a Silver Medal winner in the Independent Books Publishers Awards. The mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen's work has demystified autism for millions of families and professionals. Her books and articles have been translated into 19 languages. Ellen is a long-time columnist for Autism Asperger's Digest, and a contributor to numerous publications and websites around the world.
200 pages. 2012