The Hoffmann Foundation
A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Essential Information for Parents and Professionals is an excellent short book to start with when someone knows nothing about ASD but needs a quick and brief introduction to it... What is unique about this book is that the author has managed to touch on and explains aspects of the condition in simple terms, avoiding scientific jargon that might put people off... It will be a useful guide to parents who have just received a diagnosis for their child and need some quick answers and top tips, and it will be beneficial to professionals who have come across an individual with ASD for the first time and want to find out more about them.
This book is handy, easy to read and gives a good understanding of ASDs. It gives a good idea of how someone with an ASD behaves and the reasons for doing so and therefore would be a good book for anyone new to the conditions...The chapter on Punishment was really good as was the chapter about Specific Intervention Programmes That Have No Proof They Work. The part about the MMR vaccination was important and something that needs publicising more widely and Paul has made a very good start in getting the message across.
Fore Word Reviews
Teachers, parents, and others associated with someone with ASD will undoubtedly value this guide. Those with ASD will, in turn, profit from their community's understanding of their challenges, thus aiding stress, aggression, and transition management.
Whilst concise, this book provides an up – to – date commentary as well as practical advice on numerous aspects of diagnosing and coping with autism. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to better their understanding of autism.