Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

A Step-by-Step Tool for Understanding Children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other Neurological Differences

Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior offers parents and professionals a tool for understanding children with neurological differences. These children have an atypical view of the world, unique to their particular disability, which can make their behavior confusing and, at times, challenging. Often, the child's actions are misunderstood and, consequently, they are unfairly punished.

An individualized approach to understanding a child's thought processes can help to resolve these problems. The authors' Systematic Tool for Analyzing Thinking (STAT) offers such an approach. It provides a step-by-step method for understanding a child's behavior by revealing the thought processes behind it. By viewing a situation from the child's perspective, the root of the problem can be identified and one can then effectively address the difficult behavior. Case studies are used to describe the twelve common deficit areas, demonstrating to the reader how to apply the STAT in everyday situations.

This practical book is an invaluable resource for parents and professionals working with children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other neurological differences.

£16.99
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Press reviews for: Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

British Psychological Society, Debate

The book is very accessible and will sit comfortably with those parents and professionals, who view the world from a medical perspective, where understanding is gained through a within-child deficit model... This book is recommended for those parents and professionals who prefer a diagnostic approach to understanding child development, rather than those who operate in amore socially constructed world.

Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

This book gives clear examples of the areas of difficulty experienced by children with autistic features...The authors' Systematic Tool to Analyze Thinking could be easily implemented by speech and language therapists and mainstream school staff in regular contact with the children. It promotes the benefits of thinking about the thought processes that drive the children's actions...I enjoyed thsi book because it is easy to dip in and out of, and provides good value for money.

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Ms Holzhauser-Peter and True provide a practical guide to deciphering and translating cognitive, communication and behavioural aspects of children they categorize as neurologically different.

Making Sense of Autism

Finally there is a concrete, step-by-step, process to help parents (and anyone who lives or works with these children) to figure out what may be underlying the thoughts and actions of neurologically different children... I find this book to be definitely a step in the right direction to help bridge the gap in understanding that often exists between people who are neurologically diverse. I applaud the effort and strongly recommend it for anyone who lives or works with someone with neurological differences... child or adult.

Good Autism Practice

I would highly recommend this book to parents and practitioners from education, health and social care. The case studies could also be used to encourage discussions during a training session.

The Midwest Book Review

From case studies to help describe the twelve common deficit areas to applying the STAT formula to common scenarios, this is a practical resource for parents and professionals working with kids, and an invaluable guide for any special education collection.

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