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Chapter 1 – What Is Autism?
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A novel by Mark Haddon
This is a wonderful read about a child with autism (although this is never explicit in the book), trying to solve a mystery. The book is very insightful about how confusing and confused our world is from the viewpoint of someone with autism.
A is for Autism, a short film by Tim Webb which includes individuals with autism talking about their sensory experiences.
Watch all 11 minutes of it:
Making Sense of Sensory Behavior
Download this useful booklet free from Falkirk Council.
Raising a Sensory Smart Child, by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske For a more comprehensive guide to sensory issues, get this practical, parent friendly book.
Ever wondered what sensory overload might be like? Watch these 2 video simulations.
Chapter 2 – Intensive Play
If you can find flying saucer balloons, these are a great alternative – they spin round and round while they deflate, making a fantastic sound at the same time.
Chapter 3 – Attention
This chapter was inspired by Gina Davies of Attention Autism. Gina has developed an approach to working with children with autism that is fun, motivating and effective. To find out more, check out her website ginadavies.co.uk
Here are a couple of science websites that will give you great ideas to try, especially with an older child:
Chapter 4 – Make It Visual
Visual Strategies for Improving Communication, book by Linda Hodgdon
There’s no need to buy a very expensive program to make your symbol cards. Pictoselector is great free program – which includes a large range of symbols.
Download it here.
Now, Next Board
Easily make your own now, next board with a piece of card. If you want a template, you can download one here, but it’s really not necessary.
Buy an office calendar with squares for each day that you can write in, or print these calendars to use:
Sticky velcro is so useful for visuals that you should consider buying them in a bigger pack. They are available in rolls which is probably the most cost-effective. They are available on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.
Chapter 5 – Well-Being
Ever watched raisins dance? Clever little things.
Watch what mentos mints do to fizzy drink:
Chapter 6 – General Strategies
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Chapter 7 – Behaviour Concerns
The Incredible 5 Point Scale, book by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Beth Curtis
Sleep Better, book by V Mark Durand
People with Autism Behaving Badly, by John Clements
Chapter 8 – Technology
Apps for Autism, book by Lois Jean Brady
If you’re serious about using Apps to help your child with Autism, then this is a really useful resource. Lois has organised a wealth of apps into categories that will help you to consider uses you probably haven’t thought of. Available on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk
However, the book is several years old now, and new apps are developed all the time, so some research on Google with your individual needs may be worthwhile.