Prime Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You KnewAuthor Ellen Notbohm –

Framed with both humour and compassion, this book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism Ellen s personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket Table of Content ChapterI am first and foremost a child ChapterMy sensory perceptions are disordered ChapterDistinguish between won t and can t ChapterI am a concrete thinker I interpret language literally ChapterBe patient with my limited vocabulary ChapterBecause language is so difficult for me, I am very visually oriented ChapterFocus and build on what I can do rather than what I can t do ChapterHelp me with social interactions ChapterIdentify what triggers my meltdowns ChapterLove me unconditionally

11 thoughts on “Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

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  2. JMcD JMcD says:

    As a grandparent of a super 6 year old I can honestly say this is the first book that has really helped me understand how he sees the world Unlike most information about Autism I have read I found it to be very positive and gave me real hope that with the right assistance and guidance Adam will go on to enjoy his childhood and become a happy and successful adult.

  3. P. Pearce P. Pearce says:

    Every parent of a child with autism MUST read this book.The author s North Atlantic me, me, me style can be a bit off putting to begin with, slightly arogant, but once you get used to that, it is a real eye opener.My daughter decided to say NO to the awful drugs and this book has helped us to understand better and to develop coping and handling strategies.Let s give it a year without the drugs will become Let s do another year I have no doubt.

  4. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    My daughter was diagnosed with autism over a year ago and I m only sorry I didnt purchase this book then I am halfway through and finding it excellent and fascinating.The author is great at explaining everything in layman s terms It has really helped me to understand and see things from my daughters point of view.

  5. Y London Y London says:

    Absolutely wonderful book with our child being recently diagnosed ASD, this book helped us immensely It s not medical, but practical with hope It does give hope I ve underlined and and wrote notes, and on a bad day flip through parts to remind myself of things that matter and it does bring hope and a smile.

  6. Customer Customer says:

    Useful introduction to autism Agree that this is not really aimed at children who are at the extreme end of spectrum Also quite pricey for the few tips and self help guidance within Also agree that there is a lot of technical language used Which may be a turn off for some.

  7. Customer Customer says:

    Definitely worth a read My son has only recently been diagnosed as ASD and we have struggled for a long time to understand him and his behaviours This book is really enlightening, offering insight into the mind of a child with ASD Having an insight into how his mind works really helping us to deal effectively with his behaviours Highly recommend.

  8. astrol62 astrol62 says:

    Everyone who has a family member with Autistic traits should read this It is utterly brilliant and has really helped our whole family handle and come to terms with one particular little boys struggle.

  9. Jitka Jitka says:

    This book should be mandatory to read by all parents immediately after receiving autism diagnosis it summarizes so nicely what you need to know about your child with ASD Highly recommend, it s tough to read how much is your child s ability impacted by autism, but definitely explains a lot of behavior you couldn t understand why it was happening.

  10. Michelle Miscampbell Michelle Miscampbell says:

    Fantastic book and a must read for parents, grandparents and anyone who works with your child The book was easy to read, well made, well priced and shipped fast This is probably the BEST book on autism I have ever readand I have read a LOT of books and wasted a lot of money on some.

  11. DLE DLE says:

    My child is having some reading and other issues and though he doesn t have autism my paediatric specialist suggested that I read this book and take notes before my next consultation I can see how this would be very helpful for parents of autistic children who may not have a full understanding of their condition or have the support that they need it even helped me to understand what my child may be feeling The perspective of this book coming from the autistic child s point of view is very eye opening and makes you think of what any child with difficulties may be going through If your child can t communicate their feelings, this could help navigate those difficult times.