Issue 25: Autumn 2014

 
 
 
 

At the heart of AuKids is practical advice and light-entertainment. The practical advice in this issue comes in the form of Conversation Rivers Part 2, focusing on how you can encourage youngsters who are just starting to develop some verbal skills to increase their interaction and communication. We also asked some fantastic Teaching Assistants for their top tips for mainstream schooling – we could hardly pack their advice into two pages but we managed! Professor Tommy MacKay and Dr Anne Greig were making waves with their book The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing, and wrote a piece for us on how autistic kids can dream up characters to help their brains make the right choices. The light-entertainment part, always a highlight in AuKids, was AuKids’ Politically Correct Guide to Clueless Comments, especially for parents who are tired of ‘tactful’ remarks in the playground.

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Table of Contents

Readers’ page

Readers Letters and Photographs

Reviews

Sleep and Your Special Needs Child by Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson; How People with Autism Grieve and how to Help by Deborah Lipsky; Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome by John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith; My Underpants Rule by Kate Power.

Ask the Experts

Pinching

We Are Sailing!

Conversation Series Part 2

Gladiators of the Classroom

Tips from Teaching Assistants

Living with the Little People

The Homunculi Approach

AuKids’ Politically Correct Guide

Dealing with Clueless Comments

Debby Elley’s The Last Word

‘Don’t Just Look Up, Look Back’

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