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 simple timetabling tool, designed to make transitions from one activity to another easier for the individual to cope with. If someone understands what to expect, and can view activities for themselves rather than relying on those around them, it allows them a sense of understanding and self determination which can reduce stress. This A5 board has space for the current activity (now), the following activity (next), and also an activity that will take place later on that day (later). A simpler board is also available with just the 'now' and 'next' activities. This board can also be used with your existing PECS symbols. 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.
A relatively simple A4 board, which shows emotions on a colour coded sliding scale. It helps individuals to understand their own emotions, and encourages them to identify them using the enclosed dry wipe pen. This can help to reduce anxieties and emotional stress, as a lot of the difficulty individuals with ASD find is in first identifying their emotions, and secondly communicating them so that others understand. At the same time, it develops hand-eye co-ordination and motor skills using the enclosed pen. Comes with pocket sized keyring, so that the system can be used whilst out and about. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Gently pulling on a fine thread makes the wriggler appear to move by magic. An almost invisible thread enables the operator to make the creature seem alive. They make perfect party bag fillers that are sure to attract party planners looking for great value gifts. This cute fluffy pet has a clear line for you to pull him through your fingers, across your desk and out of your pocket. Worms look almost alive as you curl them around your hand. Worms don't need feeding or cleaning. This super cute Magic Wriggly Worm has been a favourite toy for generations. It's a cute magic worm for children and adults With an invisible thread to manipulate the magic worm Surprising the audience that this worm little magic moves and crawls around your hands It can even dance in a drinking glass and twirled around a pencil Worm length: approx. 22 cm / 8.7 inches / / length of cord: approx. 31 cm / 12 inches Colour: random colours Set includes two worms individually packed in retail packaging. Ideal for gifts and stocking fillers!