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1,001 tips for the parents of autistic boys : everything you need to know about diagnosis, doctors, schools, taxes, vacations, babysitters, treatments, food, and more / Ken Siri.

By: Siri, Ken.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2010Description: xii, 455 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781616081058 (pbk.); 1616081058 (pbk.).Other title: One thousand and one tips for the parents of autistic boys | One thousand one tips for the parents of autistic boys | Tips for the parents of autistic boys | Autistic boys.Subject(s): Autistic children | Boys | Parenting | Autism in children | Child rearingDDC classification: Subject: Meet some of the unique challenges boys with autism spectrum disorder face. A useful and essential guide for parents.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Current research shows that as many as one in seventy boys in the United States now has autism. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. After countless hours of study, Ken Siri shares what he has learned. Following his comprehensive guide to treatment options, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism , he now presents the essential guide to parenting a boy with autism.

In 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys you will learn about navigating puberty with your son including issues such as personal hygiene, inappropriate touching, and sex. Parents of autistic boys contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength, and aggression as the boy ages. How do you keep both yourself and your son safe when he is suddenly twice your size?

Other topics will include: Teaching your son about grooming, washing, and deodorant Choosing a school Getting insurance to cover treatments How to handle bullying Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons Maintaining a social life for both you and your son Handling marital stress and divorce Where to go on vacation And many more! From what to do when you first suspect your son might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, to following up with comprehensive evaluation, continuing education, and treatment, 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys is the book that every parent of an autistic boy needs.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-455).

Meet some of the unique challenges boys with autism spectrum disorder face. A useful and essential guide for parents.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. xi)
  • Author's Note (p. xiii)
  • Section 1 Pre-Diagnosis-Strategic Assessment (p. 1)
  • Chapter 1 Early Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (p. 2)
  • Chapter 2 Welcome to the Club Nobody Wants to Join (p. 7)
  • Section 2 Diagnosis and Evaluation-Formation (p. 15)
  • Chapter 3 About the Diagnosis (p. 16)
  • Chapter 4 Which Evaluations to Get, and How to Get Them (p. 19)
  • Section 3 Education-Planning a Siege (p. 23)
  • Chapter 5 IDEA: Your Child's Rights on the Battleground (p. 24)
  • Chapter 6 Individualized Education Program (IEP): Your Child's Weapons (p. 34)
  • Chapter 7 Finding the Right School (p. 40)
  • Chapter 8 Communicating with the School (p. 49)
  • Chapter 9 Adjusting to School (p. 62)
  • Chapter 10 Options for Homeschooling (p. 68)
  • Section 4 Therapy Implementation-Armed Struggle (p. 71)
  • Chapter 11 Paying for It All (p. 72)
  • Chapter 12 Military Families with a Child with an ASD (p. 76)
  • Chapter 13 How to Build a Treatment Team (p. 78)
  • Chapter 14 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy (p. 81)
  • Chapter 15 Behavioral Treatment Plans (p. 84)
  • Chapter 16 Developmental and Relationship Therapies (p. 86)
  • Chapter 17 Physical/Occupational Therapy (p. 89)
  • Chapter 18 Vision Therapy (p. 96)
  • Chapter 19 Speech-Language Therapy (p. 99)
  • Chapter 20 Music Therapy (p. 105)
  • Chapter 21 Therapy Animals (p. 109)
  • Chapter 22 Aquatic Therapy (p. 114)
  • Chapter 23 Dance and Movement Therapy (p. 117)
  • Chapter 24 Art Therapy (p. 120)
  • Section 5 Medical and Nutritional Treatment (p. 123)
  • Chapter 25 How to Find and Choose Your Doctors (p. 124)
  • Chapter 26 Diet (p. 127)
  • Chapter 27 Biomedical Treatments (p. 149)
  • Chapter 28 The Metabolic System (p. 165)
  • Chapter 29 The Neurological System (p. 169)
  • Chapter 30 The Immune System (p. 170)
  • Chapter 31 The Gastrointestinal System (p. 173)
  • Chapter 32 Seizures (p. 179)
  • Chapter 33 To Medicate Or Not to Medicate? (p. 181)
  • Chapter 34 Preparing for that Inevitable Emergency Room Visit (p. 187)
  • Chapter 35 Dentistry (p. 189)
  • Chapter 36 Treating the Common Cold and Flu (p. 191)
  • Chapter 37 Anesthesia and Your Child (p. 198)
  • Chapter 38 Preventing Autism (p. 200)
  • Section 6 Supporting the Family Unit (p. 211)
  • Chapter 39 Self-Care (p. 212)
  • Chapter 40 Marriage Tips (p. 214)
  • Chapter 41 Counseling and Support Groups (p. 218)
  • Chapter 42 Siblings (p. 221)
  • Chapter 43 Friends and Family (p. 223)
  • Chapter 44 Home Help (p. 229)
  • Section 7 Daily Life (p. 233)
  • Chapter 45 Teaching Basic Skills (p. 234)
  • Chapter 46 Improving Communication Skills (p. 237)
  • Chapter 47 Improving Social Skills (p. 246)
  • Chapter 48 Improving Reading Skills (p. 249)
  • Chapter 49 Improving Academic Skills (p. 254)
  • Chapter 50 Improving Handwriting Skills (p. 256)
  • Chapter 51 Homework Tips (p. 259)
  • Chapter 52 Managing Your Child's Environment (p. 264)
  • Chapter 53 Family Activities (p. 267)
  • Chapter 54 Showing Affection (p. 269)
  • Chapter 55 Eye Contact (p. 272)
  • Chapter 56 Teaching Behavioral and "Social" Management (p. 274)
  • Chapter 57 Computer Time (p. 278)
  • Chapter 58 What You Have All Been Waiting for ... Sleep Tips! (p. 284)
  • Chapter 59 Organization (p. 288)
  • Chapter 60 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for Autism (p. 291)
  • Section 8 Productive Approaches to Parenting (p. 297)
  • Chapter 61 All the Time (p. 298)
  • Chapter 62 Encourage Your Child to Succeed: Building Self-Esteem (p. 304)
  • Chapter 63 Making Sure Your Child Gets to be a Kid (p. 309)
  • Chapter 64 Responding to Undesirable Behavior (p. 310)
  • Chapter 65 Working with Your Spouse (p. 312)
  • Chapter 66 Defusing the Meltdown from Hell (p. 315)
  • Chapter 67 Adapting Your Career (p. 321)
  • Section 9 Personal Care (p. 323)
  • Chapter 68 Toileting Skills (p. 324)
  • Chapter 69 Bathing Skills (p. 329)
  • Chapter 70 Dental Hygiene at Home (p. 332)
  • Chapter 71 Haircuts (p. 333)
  • Chapter 72 Toenail and Fingernail Clipping/Cleaning (p. 336)
  • Chapter 73 Personal Hygiene (p. 337)
  • Chapter 74 Clothing (p. 339)
  • Chapter 75 Puberty (p. 342)
  • Chapter 76 Masturbation (p. 346)
  • Chapter 77 Sexuality and Sex Education (p. 347)
  • Section 10 Safety (p. 351)
  • Chapter 78 Personal Safety (p. 352)
  • Chapter 79 Home Safety (p. 355)
  • Chapter 80 Runners (p. 364)
  • Chapter 81 Car Safety (p. 377)
  • Chapter 82 Eliminating Household Toxins (p. 379)
  • Section 11 Venturing Out (p. 387)
  • Chapter 83 Dining Out (p. 388)
  • Chapter 84 Vacations and Travel (p. 392)
  • Section 12 Holidays, Birthdays, Gifts (p. 401)
  • Chapter 85 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season (p. 402)
  • Chapter 86 Party Time! (p. 410)
  • Chapter 87 Gift Ideas (p. 414)
  • Section 13 The Future: Happy 18th Birthday-Where Do We Go from Here? (p. 423)
  • Chapter 88 Transition Planning (p. 424)
  • Chapter 89 Getting a Job (p. 429)
  • Chapter 90 Attending College (p. 437)
  • Chapter 91 Special-Needs Trusts (p. 440)
  • Section 14 Finances-Supporting the War Effort (p. 441)
  • Chapter 93 Tax Season-Christmas in April? (p. 442)
  • Conclusion (p. 449)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 451)
  • Suggested Reading (p. 453)