Monday, 13 October 2014

Autistic Logisitcs

Have you ever wished that your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) came with a manual? This book provides just that, offering clear, precise, step-by-step advice on everything you want to know, including:

- How to toilet train your child without pushing or pressuring
- How to get your child to sleep in their own bed and through the night
- What to do when your child tantrums, hits or bites
- How to introduce new foods, without a fight

Based on decades of experience, Kate Wilde tackles these day-to-day issues and more, using tried-and-tested techniques to help you transform the challenges of home life and create harmony. The unique approach featured in the book, which encourages you to support your child's need for control rather than fight against it, can have transformative results. Not only will you learn to see through your child's eyes and help your child in a way that honors his/her specialness, but you will also begin to free yourself from the pressure and discomfort that can so often accompany everyday challenges.

Catering to all age ranges and points on the spectrum, this book will be of immeasurable value to parents and caregivers of children with autism, other family members, as well as teachers and teaching assistants. 

Do You Still Think You're Clever?

From the ever-curious and acclaimed mind that brought you the bestselling Do You Think You're Clever?—fifty thousand copies sold worldwide—comes a brand-new trip to the far reaches of the intellectual universe, courtesy of even more notoriously provocative interview questions deployed by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Whether you're applying to an elite university, a company like Google or Microsoft, or just want a to give your brain a workout, this is the book for you.
Features real questions from—and John Farndon's deft answers to—Oxbridge entrance exams such as:
How would you poison someone without the police finding out? (Medicine, Cambridge)What makes a strong woman? (Theology, Oxford)How do you organize a successful revolution? (History, Oxford)Why is it a disadvantage for humans to have two legs? (Medicine, Cambridge)
John Farndon is the author of numerous books on science, ideas, and the natural environment, including many in Dorling Kindersley's Eyewitness series, as well as the award-winning Do Not Open, which was both a New York Times and Washington Post bestseller. He has been shortlisted a record five times for the Royal Society Junior Science Book Prize. Do You Think You're Clever? was shortlisted for the Society of Authors Education Award. Canada's Globe and Mail named his Atlas of Oceans a 2011 Top Ten Science Book. He is currently writing The Omnipaedia for Square Peg.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Helping Adults with Aspergers Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

Employment expert Barbara Bissonnette provides strategies that professionals and parents need to guide individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to manageable jobs, and keep them employed.

Career counselors and coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, other professionals, and parents are often unsure of how to assist people with Asperger's Syndrome. Traditional career assessments and protocols do not match their unique needs. In this practical book, readers will gain insight into how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and the common employment challenges they face. It explains how to build rapport and trust, facilitate better job matches, improve interpersonal communication and executive function skills, and encourage flexible-thinking and problem-solving.

With tried-and-tested advice, assessment tools, and in-depth profiles of actual coaching clients and innovative companies that are utilizing the specialized skills of people with Asperger's, this book shows the way to a brighter employment future for those on the autism spectrum.