Filled with strategies and advice, this empowering guide presents practical ways to improve the mental wellbeing of people on the Autism Spectrum.
This helpful guide focuses on the specific difficulties that can arise for people on the autism spectrum who may also experience a mental illness. The book includes information on common mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, as well as strategies for improving sleep patterns and mindfulness. Providing guidance on the benefits and drawbacks of therapy pets, medication, and psychotherapy, the authors offer balanced perspectives on treatment options and introduce self-help strategies tailored to meet your needs and improve your mental well being. A number of short personal narratives from people on the autism spectrum and mental health issues illustrate the text.
The book also includes a list of resources, books and organisations that can provide further support and inspiration.
Children and young people with autism have the capacity to be independent and resilient which can help them live independently or be supported to live a fulfilling life and reach their full potential.
This book empowers parents of autistic children aged two to ten to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of suggestions and simple activities, this easy-to-use resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience and independence for situations such as school, new environments and relationships with other children.
It includes information about the main developmental stages for children on the autism spectrum, and will take parents through life events and milestones at different ages and identify where difficulties and barriers to resilience may arise and how to address them.
This book empowers parents of autistic young people aged 11 to 20 to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of suggestions and simple activities, this easy-to-use resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience and independence for situations such as negotiating sexuality and relationships, entering employment or living away from home.
It includes information about the main developmental stages for preteens and teens on the autism spectrum, and will take parents through life events and milestones at different ages and identify where difficulties and barriers to resilience may arise and how to address them.
This 2018 edition has additional information for parents and teachers and includes information relevant for both pre-school, primary, intermediate and high school age children and students. This book will enable parents and teachers to gain an understanding of the autistic spectrum and what it is like to be a child on the autistic spectrum.
The easy to implement strategies will enable parents and teachers to offer effective opportunities to autistic spectrum children to ensure those children are able to reach their potential.
There are some things that many of us take for granted – such as knowing when we are hot or cold, feel hungry, or need to go to the toilet. But how do we know these things, and why do some people struggle to recognise them? Interoception – the ability to identify and act on physical sensations inside the body – is crucial to human well-being. It underpins physical developmental milestones, such as toilet-training, as well emotional ones, such as the ability to self-regulate. Research shows that Autism often co-occurs with poor interoceptive sense.
This practical and informative book demystifies interoception and provides tools to help boost interoceptive abilities. It summarises the latest research, explores how interoceptive difficulties can be identified, suggests strategies to manage feelings and emotions, and explains how to support individuals in ‘tuning in’ to themselves.
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It is frustrating for children and their families when a child can’t recognise or safely express their emotions. This book will explain why many children, including children with disabilities struggle to learn about and manage their emotions and then it will give you practical strategies to support them to do so. These strategies require 5-20 minutes a day and are suitable for all people regardless of their age, challenges and their support needs. However, whilst children are still learning about their emotions they need the adults around them to help them manage their emotions. This book will provide you with 3 key practical and easy to implement strategies that will be of use when helping children to manage their emotions before they are able to do so unaided.
This book uses evidence based strategies that the author has been implementing in schools and pre-schools in Australia and New Zealand for several years. Every child who has been using the strategies described in this book has developed more understanding of their emotions and been able to express them more safely after 8-10 weeks. The author has also used these strategies in her private practice with a range of adults, who have said that they feel calmer and more in control. This book provides parents and educators with all the tools they need to support children and young people to develop the practical skills needed to learn to understand and effectively express their emotions.
It provides the neuroscience and biological explanations behind why children loose control and practical activities to help them develop their interoception, the very foundation of being able to self-manage and self-regulate emotions.
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The Ready to Learn Interoception kit is a free resource from the Department for Education in South Australia. It contains an introduction to the research, a series of interoception activities/an interoception curriculum and some resources to support the implementation of interoception in the classroom.
This kit is suitable for home and school for children and young people of all ages. The activities can also be used by adults.