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Author Brooks, Robert B.
Title Raising resilient children with autism spectrum disorders : strategies for helping them maximize their strengths, cope with adversity, and develop a social mindset / Robert Brooks, Sam Goldstein.
Pub Info New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
book jacket
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J PARENT TEACHER 618.92 Bro     AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 269 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Raising resilient children
Raising resilient children.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-258) and index.
Summary "New hope for parents raising a child with autism spectrum disorders. In Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, noted psychologists and bestselling authors Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Brooks teach you the strategies and mindset necessary to help your child develop strength, hope, and optimism. This is the first approach for autism spectrum disorders based in the extremely popular field of positive psychology. Drs. Brooks and Goldstein--world-renowned experts on child psychology and, specifically, resilience--offer you practical tips for long-term solutions rather than just quick fixes. Featuring dozens of stories and an easy-to-follow, prescriptive narrative, Drs. Brooks and Goldstein demonstrate how to apply resilience to every parenting practice when raising a child with autism spectrum disorders, preparing him or her for the challenges of todays' complicated, ever-changing world and helping your child develop essential social skills. Learn how to: Empower your child to problem-solve on his or her own Teach your child to learn from mistakes rather than feel defeated by them Discipline your child while instilling self-worth Build an alliance with your child's school"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents A social resilient mindset and the challenge of autism spectrum disorders -- Eight guideposts for raising a social resilient child with autism spectrum disorder -- Teaching and conveying empathy -- Using empathetic communication and listening actively -- Accepting our children for who they are: conveying unconditional love and setting realistic expectations -- Nurturing "islands of competence" -- Helping children learn from rather than feel defeated by mistakes -- Teaching children to solve problems and make sound decisions -- Disciplining in ways that promote self-discipline and self-worth -- Developing responsibility, compassion, and a social conscience -- Strengthening the alliance between parents and schools.
Subject Autism spectrum disorders in children.
Autistic children -- Family relationships.
Parent and child.
Parent and child.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Children with Special Needs.
Family members.
Add Author Goldstein, Sam, 1952-
Alt Title Autism spectrum disorders
ISBN 9780071385220 (alk. paper)
0071385223 (alk. paper)
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