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Disclosing the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum

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Disclosing the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum to family and friends is a book that gives really great tips and ideas on how to discuss the issue of diagnosis with your family, your friends and your extended families.

Book review by Rhonda Valentine Dixon

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Disclosing the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum to family and friends.

Here is a book that most families are going to devour from cover to cover. It gives really great tips and ideas on how to discuss the issue of diagnosis with your family, your friends and your extended families. It also has really important tips for disclosing the diagnosis to children and siblings. The information is practical and can be used and adapted to lots of different situations.

Author: Anna Tullemans

A5 Bound Book 100 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9923000-3-6

PODCASTS about topics in this book:

  1. Sharing the diagnosis with the child
  2. Sharing the diagnosis with family and friends
  3. Sharing the diagnosis with Grandparents (coming next)
  4. Sharing the diagnosis with siblings (coming later)

Additional information

Weight .195 g
Dimensions 21 × 15 × .7 mm

1 review for Disclosing the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum

  1. Rhonda

    Book review – Disclosing the Diagnosis
    Reviewed by Rhonda Valentine Dixon

    This is a book designed to assist health professionals to understand people on the Autism Spectrum.
    Anna’s books are always abundant in common sense advice for parents and professionals to facilitate easier negotiation of everyday occurrences. This one is no different.
    If parents design a social story for their child, using simple illustrations, easy language or a specific app, and personalise it each time they visit a clinician, the benefit to the professional is as evident as it is to the child. No doctor, dentist, nurse or hairdresser needs or wants to attempt to do their job when a child’s anxiety is through the roof.
    Physicians can be informed of specific challenges prior to an appointment. Anna suggests these may include: –
    Social interaction
    Social communication
    Routine, rigidity and repetitiveness
    Sensory issues
    It has long been understood that creating structure and a supportive environment in the life of a person with ASD assists them to cope with any difficulties that arise. This book suggests ways to implement that structure including hints clinicians can adopt to facilitate successful consultations.
    Important issues are touched upon, such as: –
    The possibility of the autistic person interpreting language literally
    Many on the autism spectrum have a high pain threshold
    The importance of visual explanations in consultations
    Injections, Blood Tests and Medical Procedures
    Many issues within the medical and human service fields overlap so challenges and suggestions are similar as the reader progresses through the book, though there are specific deviations such as incentives to take medication in the Nurses section, using sunglasses in the Dentist’s surgery, facing backwards and lying in the prone position in the Paramedics section, the use of a nylon or plastic cape at the Hairdresser’s and so on.
    This book dispels the notion that unusual or inappropriate behaviour is bad behaviour.
    ISBN 978-0-9923000-3-6

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