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Autism Resource Pack for Children

$541.70 inc GST

Authors like Professor Tony Attwood have written excellent material on the subject of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Thanks to their pioneering work Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome have become easier to diagnose.

After diagnosis of Autism and Asperger Syndrome, comes the need for effective educational resources. Based on this need, we have created a well thought-out educational resources pack which is loaded with practical learning activities and a complimentary copy of Professor Attwood’s, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome.

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SKU: 150319 - 123 Categories: , , , , NDIS approved: Yes Ages: 6 - 12 Language: English

Product overview

The Autism Pack includes:

Girls and Autism – Often thought of as a predominantly ‘male’ disorder, autism has long gone unidentified, unnoticed and unsupported in girls – sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and mental well-being. As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into autistic girls’ experiences, helping professionals to recognize, understand, support and teach them effectively. Drawing on the latest research findings, chapters consider why girls have historically been overlooked by traditional diagnostic approaches, identifying behaviours that may be particular to girls, and exploring the ‘camouflaging’ that can make the diagnosis of autistic girls more difficult. Chapters emphasise both the challenges and advantages of autism and take a multidisciplinary approach to encompass contributions from autistic girls and women, their family members, teachers, psychologists and other professionals. The result is an invaluable source of first-hand insights, knowledge and strategies, which will enable those living or working with girls on the autism spectrum to provide more informed and effective support. Giving voice to the experiences, concerns, needs and hopes of girls on the autism spectrum, this much-needed text will provide parents, teachers and other professionals with essential information to help them support and teach autistic girls more effectively.

Play Better Games – Ordinary games are an important vehicle for children’s learning. They provide a powerful, naturally occurring learning environment that is physical, playful and fun. Playing games requires interpersonal skills in language, thought, social behaviour, creativity, self-regulation and skilful use of the body. When children play games together they develop the following key capacities:

– Cooperative behaviour
– Focused attention
– Social understanding
– Holding information in mind
– Motor, spatial and sequential planning
– Self-regulation, eg impulse control, coping with excitement, controlled exertion
– Collaborative behaviour and negotiation
– Self-expression and creativity.

Games provide a social experience that is emotionally compelling, where children laugh and have fun and do not realise they are interacting, problem solving, negotiating and cooperating with each other.

Stepping Up to Life Skills – DVD – instills the fundamental life skills students need in a warm-hearted, uproarious skit performed by Michael Pritchard and our lovable, zany puppet characters.

The World According to Autism – A Resource Pack for Clients, Families and Professionals – new multi-functional, flexible and comprehensive resource which aims to map out what a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder looks like for the individual concerned, their family and/or carers.

Social Smarts – helps all children improve their social relations and communication skills and offers players a fun way to learn about the thought choices they have when communicating with friends, parents, and teachers.

The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome – Provides information on various aspects of the Asperger’s syndrome (AS). This book examines: causes and indications of the syndrome; the diagnosis and its effect on the individual; theory of mind; the perception of emotions in self and others; social interaction, including friendships; and, long-term relationships.

Ages: 5-13