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Managing Meltdowns and Tantrums on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent and Caregiver's Guide

Managing Meltdowns and Tantrums on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent and Caregiver's Guide
 

For parents of children with ASD (and other conditions) aged 2-9, who need advice on managing meltdowns. Offering simple and clear explanations of triggers for arousal and meltdowns, it is followed by clear strategies of how to deal with them to help the child, and the parent the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781785928406
Barcode 9781785928406
Release Date 15 August 2019 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ward-Hawkes, Jenna
By Rodi, Melissa
Illustrated by Banwell, Paul
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781785928406
ISBN-10 1785928406
Stock Release date is 15 August 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release Date 15 August 2019
International Release Date 21 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ward-Hawkes, Jenna
By Rodi, Melissa
Illustrated by Banwell, Paul
Category Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Advice On Parenting
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 100g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Autism in children - Treatment, Autism - Treatment
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 618.9285882
Catalogue Code 995274

Description of this Book

This book is ideal for parents and carers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aged 2 - 9 (and potentially older depending on developmental level), who are looking for guidance and proactive behavioural strategies in managing tantrums and meltdowns. It offers an empathetic approach and provides explanations of what goes on in the brain and body of someone experiencing a meltdown, describing sensory reactions and brain processes. It then provides short- and long-term strategies to implement, offering practical response plans and a toolbox of techniques that empower parents to further support their child.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This fantastic book provides helpful and practical tips to understand, manage and even avert tantrums and meltdowns. More importantly, the book helps us understand our children in all of their precious, maddening and life-changing complexities. This book won't stray far from my desk. -- Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Professor of Autism, Telethon Kids Institute and University of Western Australia
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Melissa Rodi is a Clinical Psychologist consulting in private practice in SA, Australia. Jenna Ward-Hawkes is a Speech Pathologist consulting in private practice in SA, Australia. Together they co-founded the Continuum Network, an online network for Autism Spectrum Disorder providing resources, blogs and assessments.

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