A diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be confusing and overwhelming for all involved. This interactive workbook has been created to help parents explain ASD to children and provide support to them following their diagnosis.
A package of sensory toys with colourful draw string bag for storage. This offers a range of tactile sensory toys ideal for children with autism, ASD, ADHD or sensory processing difficulties. Great for children to engage in play or use as fidget toys. Includes : DRAW STRING BAG, LARGE SMILEY BENDY MAN, FLASHING SPIKE BALL, TWIST & LOCK BLOCKS, SLINKY SPRING, LIGHT UP PUFFER POM POM BALL (design will vary), LIGHT UP SPINNING WAND or DISCO WAND , MINI PUTTY POT , FLASHING HAND CLAPPER, FLASHING RAINBOW CATERPILLAR , GIGGLE STICK. PLEASE NOTE ** TOY & BAG COLOURS WILL VARY*** **TOYS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YRS. NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE THAT CHEW OR MOUTH. ADULT SUPERVISION ADVISED. CONTAIN SMALL PARTS, CHOKING HAZARD*** OCCASIONALLY WE MAY NEED TO SUBSTITUTE TOYS, THIS WILL BE FOR A SIMILAR TOY TO THE SAME OR HIGHER VALUE.
This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get "stuck" on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping or pacing ("stims"). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions ("What’s an ASD?" "Why me?") and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, resources, and a glossary. Sections for parents offer more detailed information.
A lovely little starter set to use when exploring feelings and emotions. Ideal for a professional or home setting. This little pack includes: Happy, sad, calm, sorry, surprised, angry, tired, frustrated, bored and scared. Do let us know if you would like to see this little set made up in our giant range.
In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association provided new diagnostic criteria for autism: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The term incorporates diagnoses previously described as separate: autistic disorder, Asperger's Disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified. This comprehensive book on ASD will be a valuable resource for parents, caregivers and health professionals as well, with its combination of years of practical experience and a range of skills and knowledge from its outstanding author team. This multidisciplinary health care team has a keen understanding of the goals and expectations of both the patient and families. Part 1 - Possible causes: What does the new definition mean to my child? Autism and genetics; Diagnosis; Signs & symptoms of autism; Myths. Part 2 - New diagnosis management & ongoing management of ASD: Typical doctor/nurse visits w/Q & A; Management and treatment help through medical, alternative, psychological and behavioural therapies.Part 3 - Recent research shows that a gluten-free/casein free diet is effective in reducing ASD symptoms for those people with ASDs who show GI symptoms, confirmed food allergies and suspected food sensitivities. 175 recipes and gluten-free/casein-free meal plans help to build a nutritious, varied and tasty diet that may improve gastrointestinal and ASD symptoms for some children. This author team has provided a comprehensive and current resource book on ASD for anyone affected by this disease.
Written for kids diagnosed with Aspergers, PPD-NOS, or autism, parents will appreciate the way this heartwarming book will help them explain high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to their child on the spectrum. ASD and Me is written from the point of view of Eli, a seven year-old boy that has high functioning autism spectrum disorder. Through the story, Eli explains how he was diagnosed, and how ASD affects the way he thinks and interprets the world around him. He also talks about some of the social and life skills he has learned that help him fit in with others. The story concludes with some of the interests and activities that Eli shares with other children. ASD and Me is a great book to share with siblings and classmates. A Letter to Parents section at the end of the book offers detailed information about the symptoms of high functioning ASD, which would be helpful in explaining the disorder to extended family and friends.
This set of cards is used as an interactive tool when exploring feelings and emotions. Used with a dry wipe pen children and be ask to circle the words that have meaning for them. The cards are used as a visual prompt in guided self discovery and empowerment. Use as part of a 'build your own' feelings and emotions tool kit.
This product was requested by a customer who wished to start with a small number of cards to create a simple visual aid from which to build upon. The symbol cards include: Hi-Five, Good Listening, Good, Good Sitting, Good Looking, Kind Hands, Well Done, Good Wee Wees & Good Manners Please contact us if you require a set of cards to meet your specific needs.
Pink earmuffs - perfect for helping out in the yard, or going to sporting events! Weighing only 190 grams, these earmuffs are light but sturdy. They can be folded up to fit in the palm of your hand, making them easy to carry with you, or store away. They can be used in a wide variety of settings - from concerts and car races to sporting events and shopping centres. Use them to protect your child's hearing or to help settle them when disturbed by a noisy environment.
A first step in getting the individual to understand that their actions have consequences, and to encourage them to take responsibility for their behaviour. This A4 board allows the child to choose their own reward (12 symbols are included, although this board can also be used with your existing PECS system). They can then be encouraged to work towards this reward, earning stars for good behaviour. Once the individual receives 5 stars, they can then receive the reward. From our own experience, we have found it works better if an individual can only gain stars, and never lose them as this can be extremely demotivating and can cause anxiety-related behaviours. This product, like all our products, was inspired by some of the difficulties we have gone through in raising our own autistic son over the years, and includes a lot of strategies that have helped him to cope with some of the challenges life can bring.
“Alice Boardman has written a book bursting with answers to the questions that every parent will have at the front of their minds, and her answers are practical, positive and clear. The message for me is “listen to parents”. They have a wealth of advice to share”.Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University Your questions about autism answered!What would you ask a parent who has lived through the rollercoaster of the early years of autism?Why does my child have autism?Will my child speak?How do I improve my child’s diet?What is the best school for my special needs child?How do you cope?These are questions Alice wanted to ask when both her sons were diagnosed on the autistic spectrum. Feeling alone, feeling lost, Alice set out to find the answers.This book brings the real life experience of the early years of autism together in an easy-to-read question and answer style, that any parent, carer or professional supporting a child with autism needs to know.This is not a textbook. This is real life.Alice is a passionate advocate for autism awareness as a public speaker and in the media. She is also a volunteer for autism and disability charities.