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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Updated and Expanded Edition [Paperback]

Ellen Notbohm
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Book Description

15 Nov 2012
A bestseller gets even better! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humour and compassion, the book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate - not define - children with autism. Ellen's personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD, a celebrated autism author, and a contributor to numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites around the world coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. A bonus section includes ten more essential, thought-provoking 'things' to share with young people on the spectrum as they cross the threshold of adulthood, and an appendix of more than seventy questions suitable for group discussion or self-reflection. This new edition sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the reader farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Future Horizons; 2nd edition (15 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935274651
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935274650
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ellen Notbohm reminds us once again that we should learn more than we teach and that we should listen more than we talk. This new edition of Ten Things emphasizes these points and offers readers new material and dozens of rich questions for discussion. --Paula Kluth, PhD, Author, You re Going to Love This Kid and Pedro s Whale

A superb explanation of how sensory processing challenges can affect a child's behavior, and how occupational therapy in a sensory integration framework can effect wondrous changes! --Carol Kranowitz, The Out-of-Sync Child and The Goodenoughs Get In Sync

The FIRST book you should read when your child is diagnosed. Written by a mum with fantastic insight into the world of autism, through the child's eyes, and having a son of her own with ASD really shines through in the book. It is an intelligent and empathetic book written FOR our children. Ellen Notbohm is an amazing mother and author! Have bought this book for ALL my family. --Trinny Holman, Queensland, Australia

About the Author

Ellen Notbohm is the internationally renowned author of one of the autism community's most beloved books, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, and three other award-winning books, including 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism (with co-author Veronica Zysk), a Silver Medal winner in the Independent Books Publishers Awards. The mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen's work has demystified autism for millions of families and professionals. Her books and articles have been translated into 19 languages. Ellen is a long-time columnist for Autism Asperger's Digest, and a contributor to numerous publications and websites around the world. ellennotbohm.com

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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This was one of the first books I read about Autism, and one of the best so far!

Ellen's style is chatty, and I found the book a good read - it flowed well, and the advice it contained is just what I need!

As the parent of two children who have grown up and done well at what they have tried for, it gives me hope for my son's future!

This is one book which I will gladly recommend to any parent with a newly-diagnosed child with autism - it's a great starter!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start here - easy to read and absorb 1 Nov 2013
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I would recommend this to anyone who has the privilege of knowing a child with autism or any learning difficulty actually. What better place to start than from the child's perspective.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Like a Light Has Been Switched On 11 Nov 2013
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This book is a must have for parents that have a child with Autism or anyone dealing or working with a child that has the condition. My son is three and has Autism and i can honestly say that this book has helped me so much to understand the nature of the condition and more importantly how to deal with certain situations. It equips you with the a perspective from the flip side of the coin and opens your eyes to what really matters and more importantly what you need to know. It can be a tough read at times but thoroughly worth it...don't hesitate its fantastic and really inspiring
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Marie
My son has autism. This book is so good, it changed my way of thinking about autism. Get the book, it will change yours and your child's life. Very helpful on how to handle your child when he or she is having a meltdown. I could go on and on, get the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Mrs C
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I have the original edition of this book and just had to have the extended edition. It is quite frankly the best book I have ever brought and is my absolute bible for helping me understand and bring up my child who is on the spectrum. I have shared it with all my family and some professionals to help everyone have a better understanding of my child. I cannot recommend this book enough, I have laughed, cried and become a better parent for reading this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Very good informative book we as grandparents will read again and again very helpful to us and our family and friends
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book everyone should read 13 April 2013
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This book has lifted the lid on learning knew insights about my children. In the short time they have been diagnosed I have become a different person. They aren't naughty any more, they have autism and that makes such a huge difference. I can now begin to understand them and love them more than ever before. We are now on the right path and hopefully with guidance my children will become wonderful adults. This is a wonderful and inspiring book. Thank you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summary Review 5 April 2014
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An excellent book giving an insight into autism from the childs view. Simply put a real eye opener and was recommended to me by a friend who is a GP and works with children and families affected by autism. I would recommend it to anyone. It makes you reconsider your approach and rethink your attitude towards others. Areal gem of a book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is great for anyone
This is great for anyone, like me, starting on the journey of learning about autism. This explains in an easy way how a child may perceive the world and understand their behaviour... Read more
Published 3 days ago by mariann watt
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is excellent. We have 3yr old boy who has just ...
This book is excellent. We have 3yr old boy who has just been diagnosed with autism. After
Lack of help and advised I bought this book. Read more
Published 6 days ago by laurz
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Published 15 days ago by fay
5.0 out of 5 stars A good guide to Autism behaviours
A very good book on the behaviours associated with Autism and the reasons behind those behaviours, I found it to be very close to some of the behaviours that we have expierienced... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Sharpy
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten things every child with autism wishes you knew
This is an easy readable and understandable book and has helped my understand some things and the reason why some children do certain things and other dont
Published 26 days ago by carry
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This has really helped in understanding the students that I have worked with and do work with presently. Read more
Published 1 month ago by miss k t thornback
1.0 out of 5 stars not even received this as yet despite ordering it ages ago.
Never recived the book. I am so disappointed with Amazon, many items eiter not delivered or delivered to another address
Published 3 months ago by Mrs A Malach
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Very good and well done Bryce and his mum but a lot of this book does not really apply to those children who are more severely affected by autism!!!
Published 4 months ago by jude
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
My two year old was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. This book is wonderful and I'm so glad I found it so soon after his diagnosis.
Published 4 months ago by amanda berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book excellently written
Any parent, or anybody who knows a parent of an autistic child, should read/recommend this book. It's written from experience, doesn't preach, and is full of of reasonable and... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tony
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