nike football boots online nike football boots sale nike football boots cheap
ASO Searchable Media Library Search for Books Search for Websites Search for Videos Search for Articles and Toolkits Search for Facebook pages Search for Blogs

POST ID = 2494

ml_isbn = (978-1-84905-835-3)

myPostIsbn = (978-1-84905-835-3)

ml_media_type = (book)

ml_image_url_01 = ()

ml_image_01 = (978-1-84905-835-3.jpg) ?>)

myPostImageFileName = (978-1-84905-835-3.jpg)

myMediaLibraryItemImageSource = (<img alt="media cover image" width="128" src="" />)

myPostMedia = (book)

myPostMediaFormat = ()

myPostItemUrl = (

myPostItemUrlCleaned = (

My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder A Workbook for Children and Teens

media cover image

Book - My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder A Workbook for Children and Teens

by: Barbara R. Lester

About the author:

Barbara R. Lester is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been a practising psychotherapist for twenty-five years, and works primarily with children, adolescents and their families. She provides parenting classes, social skills groups and individual and family counseling to families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her father, now aged eighty-eight, is on the autistic spectrum, giving her both a personal and professional outlook on issues related to ASDs. Barbara resides in South Jordan, Utah. Her website can be found at

ISBN: 978-1-84905-835-3

Year: 2011

Publication Info: 112pp


Growing up with a parent on the autism spectrum can be difficult, and children and teens may struggle to understand why their parent is different from others. It can be equally difficult for parents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to explain their unique set of strengths and challenges to their child in a sensitive and positive manner, and any adult faced with this situation will be in need of a helping hand.

This supportive workbook has been designed with precisely this purpose in mind. In child-friendly language, the author describes the common characteristics of ASD, and encourages children to think about how the world might look from their parent’s perspective. Topics covered include social and emotional difficulties, communication differences, sensory issues, body language, special interests, and how the child might go about explaining their parent’s differences to other children, taking into account that some parents may not wish for their diagnosis to be known beyond the family. Each chapter concludes with a worksheet for the parent and child to complete together, helping them to understand each other better and to develop strategies together for dealing with particular areas of difficulty.

This workbook is an essential tool for any family with a parent on the autism spectrum, and is suitable for children and teens of all ages, whether or not they are on the autism spectrum. It will also be a useful resource for professionals who work with such families.



Acknowledgments. 1. About You 2. About the Author. 3. What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?. 4. Social Activities and Parties. 5. Conversations and Figures of Speech. 6. Special Interests. 7. Understanding Others. 8. Body Language. 9. Emotions. 10. Learning and Organizing. 11. Humor and Imagination. 12. Rules and Routines. 13. Games and Sports. 14. The Five Senses. 15. Telling Friends. 16. Special Strengths and Contributions.



an excellent tool for children and teens. It offers a unique perspective which is specifically for the child who has a parent with an ASD. Using kid-friendly language, it serves dual purposes as both an instructional guide and workbook…This book concludes each chapter with a worksheet to be completed by the family together to promote discussion and a better understanding of each other while developing skills for tackling challenges that ASD might present… My Parent Has an Autism Spectrum Disorder is a helpful tool for families with a parent on the autism spectrum… highly recommend this book not only for families who experience this topic, but also as a resource for professionals who work with these families.


Comments are closed.

Google Books Preview:

Click here if you are having trouble viewing the website.