Item description for Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges by Lori Ernsperger, Danielle Wendel, Liane Holliday Willey, Abdelillah Hamdouch, Tom Ziglar, Alan L. Peterson, John F. Schank & Michael Hayes...
Co-authored by an experienced professional and a mother of a young girl on the autism spectrum, this much-awaited book combines the best of both worlds as it gives a voice to girls under the umbrella. The authors provide insightful first-hand accounts of girls' lives along with research-based strategies and practical techniques for addressing the unique needs of girls on the spectrum while nurturing and developing their gifts and talents.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2007
Publisher Autism Asperger Pub Co
ISBN 1931282471 ISBN13 9781931282475
Availability 0 units.
More About Lori Ernsperger, Danielle Wendel, Liane Holliday Willey, Abdelillah Hamdouch, Tom Ziglar, Alan L. Peterson, John F. Schank & Michael Hayes
Lori has been the Director of Education for the Panic Disorders Institute and has moderated their BBS board for four years. Her discussions of panic disorder, which she has shared on several Internet sites, are well known in the medical community. She has a bachelor's degree in Health Education with graduate level work in Medical Social Work.
Reviews - What do customers think about Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges?
Excellent Resource Apr 27, 2008
My 9 year old daughter has recently been diagnosed with PDD. I knew "something" was wrong but never had a name for what it was. Her diagnosis has finally told me where we are in the world of disabilities and this book is like a map. It has given me suggestions on how to manage behaviors, suggestions for IEPs and even potential therapy goals. I would recommend this book to anyone with a daughter in the spectrum.
Girls with autism/ASD Feb 5, 2008
Much of what has been written about autism applies only to boys/males, which accounts for about 80% of sufferers. This book is one of the only sources I have found which refers to girls. It gives plenty of helpful advice and is written by sufferers themselves. I can wholeheartedly recommend this book.
A Rainbow of Girls under the Umbrella of Autism Jan 14, 2008
What a refreshing perspective this book offers by focusing on girls under the autism spectrum. I found it fascinating and shocking while reading this book to discover that their may be a vast number of undiagnosed girls flying under the proverbial radar due to how society views gender differences which could affect whether or not a girl is diagnosed with autism versus being viewed as shy and/or eccentric. This book does many things including discussing that "the underdiagnosing of girls with ASD is due to our reliance on male prototype of autism, whereby diagnosis is based on behaviors that are more extreme in how they present themselves to the clinician or educator."
In addition to the interesting topic of gender difference in ASD and how it presents, this book is a "scrapbook" or journal of personal journeys from the perspective of young and young at heart ladies on the autism spectrum...the challenges they have faced, their hurdles and successes. It brings a unique insight into the world of autism from a girl's point of view.
The book is also a great resource including an appendix full of suggestions, checklists, plans, resources, etc. to help parents help their daughters navigate through the world of IEPs, advocacy and social skills. An even more important resource comes from the women who are advocating for these young ladies and are living examples to what those with autism can do with their life and suggestions on how to succeed...for example from Temple Grandin and Zosia Zaks.
I would highly suggest this book for a parent with a daughter who has been diagnosed with autism and/or a young lady who would like to further understand her autism. Also, teachers and para-professionals would learn a LOT from this book and it's a quick read full of information.
The "icing on the cake" was the wonderful painting and poem by Amanda, a fine young lady with autism.
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