Youth in Mind
This book is suitable for anybody caring for, supporting or working with someone on the autistic spectrum. It focuses on building positive traits, which provides a pleasant alternative to the many books that concentrate on problems and negative behavior... the building blocks that are provided here are great foundations for helping someone with Autistic spectrum Disorder go from strength to strength.
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How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum... presents a positive psychological approach to nurturing positive emotions and character traits in individuals with autism. This book provides parents, teachers, and other professionals with ways to do this utilizing home, school, and community activities... By fostering positive character traits, you can improve the quality of life of individuals with autism. The five traits selected for this book have been fully described and related research presented. The latter section of the book contains many interesting activities that will allow the individual to work on the positive character traits. The book presents unique information with activities that are easy to implement.
This is a very thorough and uplifting aid for professionals working with persons with autistic and developmental disabilities.
This book encourages supporting persons with autism and developmental disabilities by building on character strengths and incorporating their whole life experiences, rather that working with a pathology - or deficit-based model.