The Parents' Practical Guide to Resilience for Children aged 2-10 on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Purkis, Jeanette


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  • ISBN: 9781785922749
  • Author: Purkis, Jeanette
  • Publ Date: 2017-11-21
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  • Pages: 216
  • Imprint: JESSICA KINGSLEY *#
  • Status: N01
  • ID - 567069

Table of Contents :

Introduction. Chapter 1. Resilience and Autistic Children: An Overview. Chapter 2. Common Characteristics of Autistic Children between Ages 2-7. Chapter 3. What are some Common Challenges for Young Children on the Autism Spectrum? Chapter 4. Life Events for Young Autistic Children: Strategies and Activities around Building Resilience. Chapter 5. Common Issues for Autistic Children and their Families between Ages 6-10. Chapter 6. Failing Successfully.


Children and young people with autism have the capacity to be independent and resilient which can help them live independently or be supported to live a fulfilling life and reach their full potential.This book empowers parents of autistic children aged two to ten to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of suggestions and simple activities, this easy-to-use resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience and independence for situations such as school, new environments and relationships with other children. It includes information about the main developmental stages for children on the autism spectrum, and will take parents through life events and milestones at different ages and identify where difficulties and barriers to resilience may arise and how to address them.


This book offers many different practical strategies and activities to promote resilience in children with autism. Every parent should read this book. -- Peter Vermeulen, PhD. Autisme Centraal, Belgium Purkis and Goodall have written this book right from their hearts and reading it is like a breath of fresh air. The book explains in detail how by nurturing those all important roots of resilience we can create essential supports to empower children on the Autism Spectrum. I love this book and would not hesitate to recommend it. -- Adele Devine, Special Needs teacher, author and co founder of the multi award winning SEN Assist autism software

Author Biography:

Jeanette Purkis has a lived experience of autism and is also the author of a number of books looking at aspects of autism. She works full-time in the Australian Public Service.Dr Emma Goodall has Asperger's syndrome and has professional experience of mental health services. The author of a number of books looking at aspects of autism, Emma is a Senior Autism Advisor in South Australia.


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