Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for Maximizing Their Strengths, Coping with Adversity, and Developing a Social Mindset

Author(s): Robert Brooks


New hope for parents raising a child with autism spectrum disorders In Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, noted psychologists and bestselling authors Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Brooks teach you the strategies and mindset necessary to help your child develop strength, hope, and optimism. This is the first approach for autism spectrum disorders based in the extremely popular field of positive psychology. Drs. Brooks and Goldstein--world-renowned experts on child psychology and, specifically, resilience--offer you practical tips for long-term solutions rather than just quick fixes. Featuring dozens of stories and an easy-to-follow, prescriptive narrative, Drs. Brooks and Goldstein demonstrate how to apply resilience to every parenting practice when raising a child with autism spectrum disorders, preparing him or her for the challenges of today's complicated, ever-changing world and helping your child develop essential social skills. Learn how to: Empower your child to problem-solve on his or her own Teach your child to learn from mistakes rather than feel defeated by them Discipline your child while instilling self-worth Build an alliance with your child's school


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Chapter 1: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and Why is it a Problem for Your Child?; Chapter 2: The Ten Guideposts to Raising a Resilient Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Chapter 3: Teaching and Conveying Empathy; Chapter 4: The Power of Effective Communication; Chapter 5: Accepting Our Children for who they are; Chapter 6: Helping Your Child Feel Special and Appreciated; Chapter 7: Nurturing Islands of Competence; Chapter 8: Learning from Mistakes; Chapter 9: Teaching Your Child to Solve Problems and Make Good Decisions; Chapter 10: Promoting Self-Discipline and Self-Worth; Chapter 11: Helping Your Child Develop Friendships; Chapter 12: Developing Responsibility and a Social Conscience; Chapter 13: The alliance between Parents and Schools; Chapter 14: Final Words

General Fields

  • : 9780071385220
  • : McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • : McGraw-Hill Medical
  • : December 2011
  • : 23cm x 16 cm
  • : United States
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Brooks
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 616.8588200835
  • : 288
  • : black & white illustrations