Infant and Child Development
Caring for a Child with Autism is a long overdue book aimed specifically at parents of children with autism and Asperger's syndrome. … The layout and style of the book is consistent and clear. Each chapter is divided into short, manageable 'chunks', with headings and subheadings used to guide the reader through vast amounts of advice and tips on possible interventions. Also, the use of bullet lists and question-and-answer style formats provide an informal and 'chatty' way of conveying sometimes complex issues. In addition, there are listings of "useful contacts" and suggested readings at the end of every chapter, which will be useful for those who wish to explore certain issues in greater detail.
Metapsychology online book reviews
This book is chock full of useful contacts if you live in the UK. These useful contacts are clearly meant to be a major attraction to this book…This local perspective also makes the chapters on “Sources of Help” and “Education” a wonderful resource for those living in the UK…This book is best for parents who have a new diagnosis of autism or are concerned that their child may have autism. It will give them an excellent understanding of what the disorder is and what sorts of issues they may face in the future as well as some of the odd and humorous ways in which families with an autistic member manage to cope.
This is full of practical information about how to live with an autistic child in a way which makes life easier for the family. It is primarily for parents but will be of use to therapists…the language is friendly and easily understood.
BAAF Adoption and Fostering
This book is primarily intended for parents and carers of children with autism, but will doubtless prove valuable for professionals too. It is thorough and informative, yet easy to read and well illustrated. Many of the short sections in each chapter answer questions that family members commonly ask themselves or others.
…written in a very user friendly style and parents whose child has just been diagnosed will find much useful information in this book
The first half of the book provides background information on autism, including chapters on its causes, the history of autistic spectrum disorders, an overview of diagnosis, the impact of the condition on siblings and on finding sources of help. In the second half the authors provide guidance on how to choose a suitable school, educational assessment, management of social problems and responding to autistic behaviour. The final chapter critically evaluates the range of therapies. Suggestions about useful contacts are interspersed throughout the text. The book ends with an excellent up to date list of references. There is much controversy about the diagnosis and treatment of autistic children so social workers will find this handbook an excellent source of well-balanced information and opinion. The handbook is published with the approval of the National Autistic Society and will no doubt become the standard reference manual for parents.