Autisme et TSA quelles r alit s pour les parents au Qu bec
Autisme, troubles envahissants du développement (TED), troubles du spectre de l’autisme (TSA)... Aujourd’hui, presque tout le monde connaît, dans son entourage éloigné ou immédiat, un enfant ayant reçu l’un de ces diagnostics. Être parent d’un enfant atteint par l’un de ces troubles constitue en effet une réalité de plus en plus courante. Afin de mieux comprendre le quotidien et les besoins des parents concernés, les auteures ont voulu leur donner la parole, en menant des recherches sur l’expérience des pères et des mères par l’entremise de questionnaires et d’entrevues. Cet ouvrage présente une synthèse des résultats de leurs travaux, sous une forme plus accessible, pour que les personnes directement touchées par la problématique des TSA, qu’il s’agisse d’intervenantes, d’enseignantes ou des parents eux-mêmes, puissent en prendre connaissance. Il met en lumière les difficultés que les parents rencontrent, mais aussi la force dont ils font preuve ainsi que les ressources qu’ils mobilisent pour leur enfant. En plus de traiter du bien-être des parents, il aborde d’autres aspects qui sont peu documentés, comme l’implication de ceux-ci dans le programme de stimulation de leur enfant, leur expérience de la conciliation travail-famille, les qualités qu’ils perçoivent chez leur enfant ou encore le soutien que peuvent leur procurer des inter-venantes ou d’autres parents actifs dans des forums de discussion sur le Web. Surtout, il propose des solutions concrètes pour que soient mises en place des pratiques d’intervention qui correspondent -véritablement aux besoins des parents.
Subject: Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, & even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, & loneliness.
The updated edition of this classic account of autism includes a new chapter outlining recent developments in neuropsychological research, and overviews one of the most important theoretical and practical consequences of Frith's original insights into this puzzling condition. Updated edition of this classic account of autism. Includes new sections covering practical and theoretical developments, and a chapter on recent investigations of the neurological basis of psychological impairments in autism. Accessible to a broad general readership.
Born On A Blue Day
A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In 2004, he memorized and recited more than 22,000 digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man. Fascinating and inspiring, Born on a Blue Day explores what it’s like to be special and gives us an insight into what makes us all human—our minds.
Tasks Galore is a complilation of over 250 colored photos of visually structured, multi-modal tasks that are appropriate for preschool and elementary aged learners. All the tasks have hands on components. The visual clarity of the task presentation makes them especially desirable for students who are visual learners. The ideas depicted assist teachers, parents, and therapists in designing their own visual tasks for their individual children.
Different Like Me
Profiles twenty famous individuals who may have been autistic, including Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Dian Fossey, and Glen Gould.
Just Take a Bite
Winner of an iParenting Media Award! Is your child a "picky" eater or a full-fledged resistant eater? Does he or she eat only 3-20 foods, refusing all others? Eat from only one food group? Gag, tantrum, or become anxious if you introduce new foods? If so, you have a resistant eater. Learn the possible causes, when you need professional help, and how to deal with the behavior at home. Learn why "Don't play with your food!" and "Clean your plate!" - along with many other old saws - are just plain wrong. And who said you have to eat dessert last? Get ready to have some stereotypes shattered! Helpful chapters include: Who Are Resistant eaters? Oral-Motor Development Environmental and Behavioral Factors Contributing to Problems with Eating Sensory-Based and Motor-Based Problems Affecting the Resistant Eater Motor-Based Eating Problems vs. Sensory-Based Eating Problems Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive Treatment Plan Environmental Controls Gastrointestinal, Physical and Oral-Motor Development Stages of Sensory Development for Eating A Recipe for Success
The Essential Difference
We all know the opposite sex can be a baffling, even infuriating, species. Why do most men use the phone to exchange information rather than have a chat? Why do women love talking about relationships and feelings with their girlfriends while men seem drawn to computer games, new gadgets, or the latest sports scores? Does it really all just come down to our upbringing? In The Essential Difference, leading psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen confirms what most of us had suspected all along: that male and female brains are different. This groundbreaking and controversial study reveals the scientific evidence (present even in one-day-old babies) that proves that female-type brains are better at empathizing and communicating, while male brains are stronger at understanding and building systems-not just computers and machinery, but abstract systems such as politics and music. Most revolutionary of all, The Essential Difference also puts forward the compelling new theory that autism (and its close relative, Asperger's Syndrome) is actually an example of the extreme male brain. His theory can explain why those who live with this condition are brilliant at analyzing the most complex systems yet cannot relate to the emotional lives of those with whom they live. Understanding our essential difference, Baron-Cohen concludes, may help us not only make sense of our partners' foibles, but also solve one of the most mysterious scientific riddles of our time.
Eating for Autism
What your child eats has a major impact on his brain and body function. Eating for Autism is the first book to explain how an autism, Asperger's, PDD-NOS, or ADHD condition can effectively be treated through diet. Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child's diet, starting with essential foods and supplements and moving to more advanced therapies like the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet. Parents who have followed Strickland's revolutionary plan have reported great improvements in their child's condition, from his mood, sleeping patterns, learning abilities, and behavior to his response to other treatment approaches. Complete with 75 balanced, kid-friendly recipes, and advice on overcoming sensory and feeding skill problems, Eating for Autism is an essential resource to help a child reach his full potential.
This text argues that specific neurocognitive mechanisms have evolved that result in "mindreading", an ability to interpret, for the most part unconsciously, non-verbal actions. It suggests that autistic children suffer from "mindblindness" due to selective developmental