Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions
Facing any type of change can cause confusion and anxiety for individuals with autism spectrum conditions. This book looks at the small transitions in everyday life that can be a big deal for a child with autism and offers simple and effective strategies to make change less of a daily challenge. Explaining why seemingly minor changes to routine can be emotionally distressing for children with autism, this book teaches parents practical solutions for coping with common transitions including switching from a weekday to weekend schedule, the changing of the seasons, and sleeping in a different bed when on holiday. With insights from the authors' personal experiences and helpful scripts, signs and sketches to use along the way, this book shows that with a bit of thought and preparation parents can reduce the stress surrounding change for their child and the whole family. This book is the perfect tool to help children with autism deal with change in a calmer and more confident manner and will be essential reading for parents and any professionals working alongside them.
About the authors:
Bob Smith is a teenager who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at age 8. John Smith is a mental health social worker and Bob’s father. Jane Donlon is Bob’s mother and has been responsible for Bob’s home education.
John, Jane and Bob live in the North West of England, UK. They regularly give talks, presentations and workshops to share their practical strategies for parenting children with autism. Their first book Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome is also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.