Caring for myself ISBN: 9781843108870
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
Aimed at children on the autistic spectrum, this book will also be useful for any young child learning basic social skills. Five sections - Washing my hands, Getting my hair cut, Taking my bath, Going to my doctor, and Brushing my teeth - contain careful, detailed step-by-step explanations, accompanied by beautifully clear colour photographs of children performing each task. Each section begins with a 'Who, What, Where, When, How and Why' page and ends with a page of things to consider for parents. This includes suggestions specific to autistic children, such as the strange feel of soap or clothes on the skin and the possible inability of children to sit still in a waiting area. Picture schedules are suggested, and singing songs to help time the task at hand. A practical and endearing approach to helping autistic children learn specific social skills. Available from Amazon, from bookshops, or from the publisher at www.jkp.com.