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Autism in childhood : for parents and carers of the newly diagnosed / Luke Beardon.

Beardon, Luke, (author.).


A diagnosis - or a suspected diagnosis - of autism in a child can be overwhelming for a parent, especially if you know nothing, or very little, about either of them. Dr Luke Beardon is a well-known expert in the field, and this book is an accessible, easy-to-read introduction for those encountering autism for the first time. Gently and honestly, it guides you through the issues you might encounter, busting the myths around autism, and explaining what the diagnosis means for your child, for you, and for your wider family. It looks at sensory profiles, helps you handle your child's anxiety, tackles education, and answers a variety of frequently asked questions. Other topics covered by this sensitive and empowering book include how to have conversations with your child (the 'autistic voice'), how to manage your child's education and - importantly - the undeniable strengths of autism. As an introduction to - and a celebration of - the intriguing, beguiling, frustrating and remarkable world of autism, this book will help you understand your child's unique value and importance in the world.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781399805391
  • ISBN: 1399805398
  • Physical Description: viii, 132 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: London : Sheldon Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
First published as Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Childhood by Sheldon Press in 2019.
Formatted Contents Note:
Frequently asked questions -- Identification -- Autism theory, myths and alternative perspectives -- Sensory profiles -- Anxiety -- Happy autistic children -- Random conversations -- Education -- Autistic loveliness.
Subject: Asperger's syndrome in children.
Parents of autistic children.
Autistic children > Care.
Autism in children.
Genre: Informational works.

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