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Attention Parents of School-age Children with Autism: Jumpstart Your Child’s Progress and Create a Positive, Stress-free School Experience for Both of You!

Autism Parenting Practical Strategies for a Positive School Experience book

As a busy parent of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, do you worry that your child is not happy at school or getting the type of attention she needs?

Are you looking for a practical guide with easy to read tips that you can put into practice immediately – a book that will empower you to make a positive difference in the way your child feels about school?

Over 300 tips to help you, and your child, make a positive shift! 

Imagine a future where your child goes to school willingly and gets there on time… When he says he likes his teacher, feels safe, has friends and enjoys learning… A time when she comes home from school with a smile on her face because she's had another good day! Why not use this handy guide to create that reality?

Help your child have the most positive school experience possible. These strategies will make a difference for any child that is already in school! Or, you can put these building blocks into place before your child’s school career even begins.

Here’s what you’ll learn in the book:

  • How to prepare your child for more success at school.

  • How to identify and minimize your child’s school related anxieties.

  • What type of home/school environment your child’s brain and body need to boost learning.

  • How visual tools can help your child be more successful.

  • How to help your child communicate more effectively.

  • How to increase your child’s social competence.

  • How to bully-proof your child.

  • How to advocate for your child at IEP meetings.

  • Why your mindset, attitude and confidence are so important to help your child blossom.

  • How to coach your child to do homework and study for tests.

  • How to create stress-free transitions from summer vacation to school, and back again.

  • How to respond to your child’s report card – good or bad.

  • How to make adjustments when school is not going well.

  • How to get your child out of bed and to school on time – with a smile.

Examples of parent/child concerns and the strategies to address them:

- How can I get my child up and to school on time?

Strategy in book – Children are more cooperative when they know what to expect. Most children, especially those with sensitive temperaments, function best when there are no surprises. Creating a consistent morning routine will make the world more predictable for your child and lower any anxiety. As a result, your child will feel secure and be more likely to cooperate. ...

Getting to school on time
Doing homework

- How can I get my child to be organized and do homework?

Strategy in book – Teach your child to be organized according to her learning style, temperament, and sensory system. Focus on the homework behaviors you want to see more of and use specific praise when you observe them. Always praise the effort your child puts into getting his homework done because it is more important than the outcome he produces. ...

- Is the school staff properly trained? If my child has a meltdown, will they handle it effectively?

Strategy in book – Always advocate for the appropriate training of teachers regarding ways to effectively communicate  with children on the autism spectrum and how to deal with meltdowns properly. Contact the Department of Education in your local area and inquire about the level of training school teachers and aides are required to have in order to work with children who have special needs. ...

child having a meltdown
child sruggling with sensory issues

- Is my child’s teacher acknowledging my child’s sensory issues and discovering ways to address them?

Strategy in book – Make a detailed list of what works to address the sensory issues your child has and give it to his teacher. Request that this list be placed in your child’s file so other staff can refer to it as needed. Your previous history with your child should never be dismissed as insignificant, especially if this information helps to prevent and minimize meltdowns and improves your child’s probability for experiencing success.

- My child is anxious about school, his teacher, making friends, changes in routine, etc. What can I do?

Strategy in book – Anxiety can be the biggest roadblock to your child’s school success. An environment without stress is a necessary precondition to acquire knowledge and retain it. Learn how to minimize the anxiety your child feels to make school less challenging and more pleasant. Inform your child’s teacher about the type of environment your child’s brain needs to be relaxed enough to take in new information and be available for learning. ...

child being bullied

How Will You Benefit From Reading This Book?

As a result of applying these strategies, you and your child will experience:

  • Fewer battles, hassles, tantrums and tears and more calm.

  • Less anxiety, more security.

  • Fewer struggles, more success.

  • Less confusion, more confidence.

  • Less uncertainty, more knowledge.

  • Less overwhelm, more stability.

  • Less dissatisfaction, more happiness and joy!

parent enjoying benefits from reading book

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