Advice for Parents and Professionals. Introduction. 1. Bodies. 2. Hair. 3. Boy Stuff. 4. What Is Happening to My Penis? 5. Hygiene 6.Clothes. 7. Skin. 8. Emotions. 9. Crushes. 10. Friends. 11. The Internet. 12. Your Body Belongs to You. 13. I am Me. All I Ever Need to Be. 14. What About the Girls? Further Reading.
Growth spurts, hairy bits, friendships and accepting yourself for who you are - a guide for boys with autism explaining what growing up is all about!
Davida Hartman is the Director and Senior Educational Psychologist at The Children's Clinic, Dublin, providing child psychology and multi-disciplinary services to children 0-18. She is a lecturer and trainer in the area of autism and consults to a number of different groups and agencies. She has been working with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum for twenty-one in the capacity of a psychologist and a teacher. Davida received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, her MA in Educational Psychology from University College Dublin, and she is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Her website can be visited at www.thechildrensclinic.ie.
A warm and insightful account of the emotional and physical changes
that take place during adolescence. Full of practical advice on
social boundaries given in clear language with visual
illustrations. A wonderfully reassuring guide for children and
their parents as they approach those formative years. -- Lisa
O'Sullivan, parent of child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
I have been teaching students on the autistic spectrum for over a decade now and I am energised to think that I can use these books in a comprehensive manner in my class, encourage parents to utilise this material in a comfortable and comforting way at home, and I am massively delighted to believe that students themselves will be able to access, follow and actually use these books! A huge step forward! -- Nichola O'Grady, Special Needs Teacher, St. Laserian's Special School, Carlow, Ireland
This well-illustrated book for boys approaching puberty gives lots of information on all the specific things having to do with growing up. Aimed at young people on the autistic spectrum, including those with Asperger's syndrome, it explains in detail and in simple language all the things one needs to know. It could also be useful to those not on the spectrum, particularly as it answers lots of questions on things that other books often don't go into...I particularly liked the section on girls and how they go through puberty too. There are several pages of information for parents and carers at the end of the book and a short list for further reading. Altogether, this makes a readable and interesting book for boys, who will find the information invaluable during these turbulent growing up years. -- HealthyBooks