Girls and Autism

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Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

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 emphasize 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.

*Each copy is signed by editor Barry Carpenter, OBE, PhD*

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SKU: 9780815377269 - 88 Category: NDIS approved: Yes Ages: Adult Author: Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé, Jo Egerton Publisher: Routledge Page count: 214 Edition: 1st Edition ISBN: 9780815377269 Publish date: 2019

Product overview

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.

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.

*Each copy is signed by editor Barry Carpenter, OBE, PhD*