Growing up with autism : working with school-age children by Robin L. Gabriels PsyD, Dina E. Hill PhD

By Robin L. Gabriels PsyD, Dina E. Hill PhD

Individuals with autism and their caregivers face distinct demanding situations in later early life and formative years. This quantity interprets examine at the wishes of this inhabitants into useful strategies for clinicians and educators. The booklet gains vibrant case examples and an in-depth, reproducible evaluation shape. obtainable assistance and hands-on feedback are supplied for helping confident habit, verbal exchange, and social talents; coping with matters relating to psychological and actual healthiness and sexuality; supporting households entry companies and navigate the criminal process; and optimizing the tutorial and transition making plans process.

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There are a few case reports of the co-occurrence of menstrual-related mood disorders and severe behavior problems (Douglas & Martin, 2004; Skinner, Ng, McDonald, & Walters, 2005). For example, Skinner and colleagues (2005) discussed a case study of an 18-year-old woman with autism and mild to moderate mental retardation whose menstruation triggered an increase in severe depressive symptoms, including sadness, expressed desires to die, distress evidenced by obsessive–compulsive behaviors related to menstrual hygiene, episodes of agitation, aggressive outbursts, head banging, and self-mutilation, along with damaging family property and possessions.

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