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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|Library of Congress
||Autism in children - Treatment, Autism - Treatment
||College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||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
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
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.