Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder


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The book includes tips, suggestions and ideas for:

  • Making appointments
  • Injections
  • Pain response
  • Assessing pain
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Here is a new book by Anna Tullemans that parents and professionals will find invaluable. The booklet is designed for all health professionals, allied health workers and hairdressers who may come in contact with or who are going to work with an adult or child with Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger Syndrome.

The booklet starts with giving a brief overview of ASD and the following chapters go on to give great advice and tips on how to understand the needs and sensory issues of a person with ASD. This is especially important when many of these professionals may only see our children once or twice a year. The booklet includes tips, suggestions and ideas for:

  • Making appointments
  • Injections
  • Pain response
  • Assessing pain

It also includes ideas for ambulance and emergency personnel to use ‘on the run’.

Author: Anna Tullemans

A5 Book, 50 pages, staple bound

ISBN: 978-0-9923000-0-5

Additional information

Weight .090 g
Dimensions 21 × 15 × .4 mm

1 review for Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder – An outline of ASD for professionals.
    Reviewed by Rhonda Valentine Dixon

    Anna Tullemans’ books on Autism Spectrum Disorder always inform the reader from a place of personal experience (as a parent) and common sense.
    There has been abundant research into the autism spectrum by many clinicians over recent years and it is widely believed that to disclose a diagnosis from a positive perspective is conducive to better outcomes for all.
    In this book, Anna suggests sourcing current information from the Internet and from reputable books and organisations regarding ASD before disclosing a diagnosis to others.
    Anna answers questions such as: –
    Who needs to know?
    When should you disclose a diagnosis?
    What changes are you looking for in your life – post disclosure?
    What are the potential outcomes for the significant people in your life after disclosure?
    Why do people need to know that you, or your child, are on the spectrum?
    Anna suggests throughout the book that the amount of information you give to others will depend on how involved they are in the life of the person with ASD. It’s wise to anticipate how the recipients of the news are likely to respond and be ready for any adverse responses.
    There will always be people who react negatively to a diagnosis. Anna suggests tips on how to define ASD and on ways to promote understanding.
    There is a very valuable section on assisting grandparents to comprehend and negotiate relationships post diagnosis.
    Included in this book is an insightful sibling’s story which illustrates the anxiety, poignancy and value of growing up with an autistic brother.
    A ‘must read’ for families new to a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
    ISBN: 978-0-9923000-0-5

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