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My Autism Book: A Child's Guide to their Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis [Hardcover]

Glņria Durą-Vilą and Tamar Levi
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18 Dec 2013
My Autism Book is a beautifully illustrated picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way. When a child is diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This book is designed to be read with the child as a simple introduction to their diagnosis. Written by a doctor and a children's author, the book is tailored precisely to the needs and experiences of the child with ASD aged 5 and up. It explains what an autism diagnosis means and encourages an exploration of the child's likely strengths and differences using clear language that speaks directly to the child. The colourful pictures throughout show how the world looks from the child's perspective and the book ends with a summary checklist to encourage the child to record and discuss how autism affects them.

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  • Hardcover: 49 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (18 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184905438X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849054386
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 21.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A delightful book, beautifully presented and engaging. It creates a stimulating and sensitive platform to explore the very personal characteristics of an individual with autism; drawing on strengths that help everyone better understand the unique qualities of how we see the world around us. --Andy Barnett, Principal of Pencalenick School, Specialist Teaching School in Communication and Interaction

Using vibrant illustrations paired with factual, simple text Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi's My Autism Book demystifies autism for young children and their families who experience this puzzling spectrum of traits and characteristics. Children with ASD will find this book filled with straightforward and sensitive information about their own personal strengths and difficulties. It supports the development of effective communication and social awareness of each unique individual with autism. Our goal is to learn how children with ASD learn best and to develop teaching strategies and communication styles that work... which is exactly what Glòria and Tamar have done! --Jacqui Gorlick, Special Education Teacher-Principal (retired), Anchorage School District, Alaska

Focused and simple, the aim of My Autism Book is to help ASD diagnosed children understand their differences, as well as their remarkable abilities. These two inspiring women offer a valuable guide, long missing in the autism-related bibliography --Fani Tsepelidou, supervisor of specialist school for children on the autistic spectrum, Athens

'Using vibrant illustrations paired with factual, simple text Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi's My Autism Book demystifies autism for young children and their families who experience this puzzling spectrum of traits and characteristics. Children with ASD will find this book filled with straightforward and sensitive information about their own personal strengths and difficulties. It supports the development of effective communication and social awareness of each unique individual with autism. Our goal is to learn how children with ASD learn best and to develop teaching strategies and communication styles that work... which is exactly what Glòria and Tamar have done!' --Jacqui Gorlick, Special Education Teacher-Principal (retired), Anchorage School District, Alaska

'A delightful book, beautifully presented and engaging. It creates a stimulating and sensitive platform to explore the very personal characteristics of an individual with autism; drawing on strengths that help everyone better understand the unique qualities of how we see the world around us.' --Andy Barnett, Principal of Pencalenick School, Specialist Teaching School in Communication and Interaction, Cornwall

About the Author

Dr Gloria Dura-Vila is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist working in the Surrey and Borders NHS Trust with a main clinical interest in Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is experienced in assessing, diagnosing and treating children and young people with ASD, and she works closely with parents and educational and social services. She is passionate about the importance of communicating the ASD diagnosis to parents and to the child in the best possible way. She is an Honorary Lecturer at University College London, Department of Mental Health Sciences. Tamar Levi has studied child psychology and worked with students with a range of disabilities including ASD. She has illustrated numerous children's books including The If Machine, The If Odyssey and The Philosophy Shop and she guest lectures on how picture books can be used as tools in schools and at home to effectively share complicated ideas or sensitive information with children.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my autism book 4 Feb 2014
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yes i found it very informative , ideal for teachers in schools to deal with cases they have in their classes
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 19 Jan 2014
By Maunder
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At last a straightforward, helpful and beautifully illustrated book. The drawings are bright, colourful and an excellent tool for opening up discussion with a child. I love the way the book focuses on the child's strengths in such a positive way. Anyone who works with children or has children of their own will find this book enlightening.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 20 May 2014
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Brilliant book a worthy buy, illustration are beautiful and the book helps you have a more understanding of what autism is.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 1 Mar 2014
By annylou
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I bought it for my grandson who has just been diagnosed with ASD he has read it but not yet sure what he thinks
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 19 Jan 2014
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this book is a God-send for children with autism, parents and teachers. Easy to read text aimed at helping an autistic child understand their condition. The tick list is something that they enjoy filling in. The illustrations are bright, colourful and done from the perspective of the reader. The child is not overwhelmed by faces showing emotions they cannot relate to. I highly recommend this book.
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