London : Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
Book — 1 online resource (109 pages)
2. Anxiety and the Autism Spectrum.
3. How to Live a Calmer Life.
4. Information for Parents and Professionals.
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Many young people on the autism spectrum struggle with anxiety, but did you know there are lots of simple things you can do to tackle it? This illustrated book will help you to identify what makes you anxious, and contains heaps of activities to calm your body and mind, stop unhealthy anxiety building up and head off anxious feelings in the future. Did you know that giving your anxiety a silly name (like Dr Dread!) will give you power over it? That pretending you are a jellyfish can make your body feel better? That writing your worries down and jumping on them as hard as you can will help to squash them? Ideal for children and young people aged 8 to 14, the ideas in this book will help you feel less stressed at home, at school and with friends, and give you healthy habits and coping techniques to last a lifetime. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
Acknowledgements. Author's Notes. Part I: Understanding.
2. Sexuality, Sexuality and Relationship Education & ASD: A Summary of the Research.
3. Understanding Sexual Behaviours in Children.
4. Teaching Tools and Recommendations.
5. Working with Parents.
6. Developing Sexuality and Relationship Education Policies and Procedures. Part II: Preventing.
7. Teach Gender.
8. Teach Body Parts and Fluids.
9. Teach Growing and Changes.
10. Teach Puberty.
11. Teach Appearance and Hygiene.
12. Teach Public and Private.
13. Teach Safety Skills.
14. Teach Sexual Health.
15. Teach Conception, Pregnancy and Birth.
16. Sexuality and Relationship Education in a Modern Age. Part III: Supporting.
17. Teach Emotional Understanding and Regulation.
18. Teach Sensory Sensitivities.
20. Teach Relationships.
21. Dating, Intimate Relationships and Sex.
22. Teach Sense of Self. Part IV: Responding.
23. Responding to 'Inappropriate' Behaviours in the Area of Sexuality and Relationships.
24. Putting Together a Plan. Appendix A: Research Articles. Appendix B: Sexuality and Relationship Education Child Checklist. Appendix C: Sexuality and Relationship Education Organisation Checklist. Appendix D: Sexuality and Relationship Education Curriculum Plan. Appendix E: Functional Behaviour Assessment. Appendix F: UPSR Sexuality and Relationship Education: Individual Behaviour Plan. Appendix G: Illustrations. References. Recommended Reading and Resources.
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Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about puberty, sexuality and relationships. This professional resource offers practical teaching advice geared towards the needs of young people on the autism spectrum. Beginning with information on good practice, policy, teaching methods and recent research, the book then divides into key sex education topics that assist professionals in developing their own individualized and developmentally appropriate curricula. Covering issues of gender, public and private, puberty, hygiene, emotions, sex and more, each topic provides an overview of the difficulties that children with autism might experience, discussion and activity ideas and photocopiable resources including instructional stories, checklists and illustrations. The final section demonstrates how to respond to ongoing patterns of inappropriate behaviour and put together a behaviour plan. Aiming to explain and support the child's developing sexuality while also addressing crucial issues of safety, this book is a much-needed teaching manual for all professionals working with children and young adults with autism including educators in mainstream and special education, psychologists, therapists and social workers. (source: Nielsen Book Data)