All About Me is based on a programme designed to introduce individual children to their autism diagnosis in the context of their overall personal attributes. Includes practical guidance and tools for parents and professionals on how to approach the subject of a child's autism diagnosis with downloadable templates and sample lesson plans.
Based on direct work with over 250 individual children, Andrew Miller wrote this book in order to provide parents and professionals with information, tools and guidance to help introduce children to autism in the absence of specialist support. This in-depth guide describes the practicalities of disclosure, including when to tell, who should do it and what they need to know beforehand with strategies to tailor your approach as every child's experience will be different. Step-by-step instructions detail how to deliver the programme and produce with a child a personalised booklet containing information about their personal attributes and their autism.These booklets and follow-up material help make disclosure a positive and constructive experience for everyone. Accompanying material can be downloaded online including questionnaires, examples of children's booklets and flexible templates.
|Publication date:||18th January 2018|
|Author:||Andrew Miller, Autism Specialist|
|Publisher:||Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Primary Genre||Temporary Thema|
This fantastic 'how to
book takes adults step by step through the process of telling a child about their autism diagnosis. Written by an author who clearly has a lot of experience in this area, it is sensitively and reassuringly done, and includes lots of the simple, positive, neurodiverse language
. -- Davida Hartman, Senior educational psychologist, lecturer, trainer and author specialising in autism If you're asking, How do I tell children and young people on the autism spectrum about their diagnosis? this book is key. Andrew Miller has created a brilliant step by step guide with supporting resources to help make this a positive experience for all involved. This programme was invaluable to my own work and this book is highly recommended. -- Suzanne Goddard, Advisory Teacher for Autism
Andrew Miller was born in Nottingham in March 1960, live in London and was an autism advisory teacher and an Assistant Headteacher in a special school for children with autism.More About Andrew Miller, Autism Specialist