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A Parents' ABC of the Autism Spectrum

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Covering everything from Anxiety to Fragile-X Syndrome, Stephen Heydt provides an alphabetical categorisation of the possible issues a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may encounter.

Written by an experienced clinical psychologist, this book offers information for parents whose children have been diagnosed with ASD, and is presented in an easy-to-use A to Z format. In a return to core understandings of ASD, the author translates difficult behavioural issues into practical information and strategies. Designed for parents and carers in a methodical order, A Parent's ABC of the Autism Spectrum will help explain the challenges of living with childhood ASD.
  • Published: Dec 21 2016
  • Pages: 224
  • 216 x 140mm
  • ISBN: 9781785921643
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Press Reviews

  • K. I. Al-Ghani, specialist advisory teacher, university lecturer, autism trainer and international author of books on ASD

    Stephen Heydt's love, respect and understanding of children on the autism spectrum shines through in this easily accessible book. It is a veritable cornucopia of all things pertaining to autism. Scrupulously researched, it makes finding information on all aspects of autism as easy as ABC. A book that is Accessible, Beneficial and Convenient, that should grace the shelves of all those who are eager to know more about this enigmatic condition.
  • Liane Kupferberg Carter, author of Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism

    Each child's different qualities enrich us all,' Stephen Heydt reminds readers in this brief but reassuring, wide-ranging guide. Practical and accessible, A Parents' ABC of the Autism Spectrum offers sympathetic, clear definitions, concise explanations, and thoughtful strategies for how we can best support our children with ASD.
  • Dr Lisa Brice D. Psych. M. Psych. M. Soc. Sci., Clinical Psychologist, Asperger Services Australia

    I have long admired the work of Stephen Heydt, a clinical psychologist with over 30 years' experience with children on the autism spectrum. This A to Z of autism is perhaps the most helpful book for caregivers that I have read in my long history of working in the field.
  • Cathy Pappalardo, M Ed St, BA, Dip Ed, Cert IV TAE, GAICD, Executive Director and Principal, Hubbard's School, Brisbane, Australia

    Stephen's book is a compendium of well and less known facts about children on the autism spectrum. It is written in a format to help parents understand their children's needs and obtain or provide the essential support to help them thrive. It is grounded in Stephen's decades of experience and current research with informative and scientifically based references explained so that anyone can understand. This A to Z, via synaesthesia and prosopagnosia, for example, includes information about autism that even some professionals may not know.