Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
This ebook is full of useful programs, strategies and tips to help individuals with Autism thrive while facing new experiences in adolescence, from dealing with puberty and sexuality to managing social acceptance and bullying. Many new experiences provide learning and growing opportunities for teenagers, including dating, managing money, going on outings with peers, and looking after one’s own hygiene. Benefiting from the insight and experience of leading ABA behavioral therapists, this practical guide looks at not only managing physical well-being and appearance but also the mental and emotional health of adolescents who are being exposed to new social situations and responsibilities while dealing with hormonal changes.
Recognizing that how an individual with Autism copes in adolescence is influenced by early approaches to learning and development, three chapters in the Autism and Adolescence ebook address important issues around early diagnosis and proactive intervention strategies.
- In Chapter 5, our Autism experts share current knowledge on how to identify behaviors and conditions and co-morbid conditions that may point to Autism in the teen years.
- Chapter 6 provides important information on how to ensure early and proactive intervention and highlights proven programs to help adolescents with Autism develop life skills, assume self-care, make decisions, and gain social acceptance.
- To ensure a safe and high quality of life as children transition into adolescence and adulthood, Chapter 7 explores how to manage the balance between over protection and providing teenagers with independence to manage money, attend social outings, surf the Internet, and travel.
The alarming rise in prevalence of Autism and other developmental disabilities in children have necessitated the need for many parents and educators to seek reliable information about these conditions. Many are at a loss in identifying and addressing the needs of these children due to a lack of knowledge about their nature, strengths, weaknesses, skills and impairments. Available research articles use technical jargon that individuals not adept in Special Education find difficult to understand. Apart from theoretical knowledge, parents and educators need more actionable material to guide them in dealing with their children with special needs.
With the release of this new product, Special Learning, Inc. continues its mission to make a positive impact in the lives of those individuals affected by Autism across the globe.
About Special Learning (http://www.special-learning.com)
Special Learning is dedicated to becoming the global leader for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions by leveraging technology to offer every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) attain an abundant and fulfilling life. Through their comprehensive information and resource portal, Special Learning provides the global Autism community with a broad range of free products, tools and services. Our comprehensive product line includes ABA training & education products, iPhone Apps, web-based & downloadable tools, and professional services designed to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with Autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.