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Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs ofTeen agers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Authors: Sicile-Kira, Chantal
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FAM034000, FAM003000, FAM048000
ISBN: 9781440621642, Related ISBNs: 0399532366, 1440621640, 9780399532368, 9781440621642
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From the award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, comes Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, a complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger's Syndrome to more severe ability impairment. Using clear examples, practical advice, and supportive insights, this book covers:
  • Health risks such as seizures and depression

  • Treatments, therapies, and teaching strategies

  • Teaching skills to cope with puberty, self-care, and social skills

  • Teenage emotions, sexuality, appropriate relationships, and dating

  • Middle school, high school, and developing an Individual Educational Program

  • Preparing for life after high school

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