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The Parents' Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism

Raelene Dundon



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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
01 November 2019
Health & Self-Help; Advice on parenting
This guide for parents is a complete introduction to autism and anxiety. Drawing on the author's clinical experience working with children and their families, it provides parents and carers with everything they need to know to help support their child.

It covers the basics such as what anxiety is, how it manifests behaviourally and why it is common in autism, before presenting CBT-informed practical strategies for managing a common range of anxieties: separation, social, performance, phobias, and generalised anxiety. It also has chapters dedicated to related behaviours including Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and advice on managing meltdowns.

This is a clear, concise and practical guide that answers any questions that parents and carers might have about anxiety and provides support strategies to help children with autism manage a range of anxieties.
By:   Raelene Dundon
Imprint:   Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   180g
ISBN:   9781785926556
ISBN 10:   1785926551
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Raelene Dundon is a registered psychologist and the Director of Okey Dokey Childhood Psychology. She is a mother of three children, two of whom have autism, and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Reviews for The Parents' Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism

One of the most interesting, comprehensive and informative books on the topic I have ever had the pleasure of reading. This is a must have for either anyone with a family member or friend undergoing the throes of anxiety or who are going through it themselves. Raelene's diplomatic and engaging writing style is enough to slice anyone's anxiety in half. -- Harry Thompson, author, public speaker and PDA Expert Autism and anxiety walk hand in hand. If we are to help autistic children fulfil their full potential as adults, it is vital parents have the resources to tackle anxiety early on. This authoritative, wide-ranging guide is an essential contribution to any carer's toolkit. I've no doubt it will have a positive impact on many young lives. -- Debby Elley, parent, author of Fifteen Things They Forgot to Tell You About Autism

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