People with Autism Behaving Badly: Helping People with ASD Move On from Behavioral and Emotional Challengesby John Clements Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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- Pbk 224 pages
- AU$29.99 NZ$31.30
Organized around common triggers of difficult behavior, such as sensory sensitivity, changes in routine, or lack of control, as well as the longer-term effects of autism on social connectedness and personal well-being, the book examines how a variety of innovative relationship ‘styles’ can be effective in reducing harmful behaviors, and encouraging positive ones. Drawing on over 30 years’ experience of working with autistic people and their families, John Clements provides ideas and tips, exercises, case studies and a log book to help families identify what is causing damaging behavior, and what works to prevent and calm it. Realistic information about working together with individuals, families and outside agencies, and about the pros and cons of medication, is also included.
This hands-on, practical manual will be indispensable for families, carers and anyone looking after people with autism ‘behaving badly’.
Acknowledgements; Part 1; Chapter 1. Read this Chapter; Chapter 2, What's the problem?; Chapter 3. Responding to incidents; Part 2; Chapter 4. I can't stand that; Chapter 5. You lost me; Chapter 6. There's something I want from you; Chapter 7. I don't want to say 'No'; Chapter 8. I love it when..; Chapter 9. I feel terrible; Chapter 10. I'm in charge here; Part 3; Chapter 11. Loss of social connectedness; Chapter 12. Loss of personal well being; Part 4; Chapter 13. The drugs of war; Chapter 14. Specific interventions - relationship styles; Chapter 15. Which planet?; Appendix 1. Supports that work - what we have learned; Appendix 2. Learning log; Appendix 3. Parent - doctor consultation; Index.