Book Review: Managing Anxiety in People with Autism

Book Review: Managing Anxiety in People with Autism

Anxiety is an often overlooked or misunderstood problem, especially when it comes to children.  It’s true most individuals with anxiety are 18 years old or over, but anxiety does affect children, and it can be a major problem for individuals with autism.

For people with autism, anxiety can impact areas of social, school, and home life, which combines with the difficulties they already have with making friends, communicating with family, or controlling emotions.

Dr. Anne Chalfant founded a treatment center in Sydney, Australia, and from her experiences with clients has written the book Managing Anxiety in People with Autism to provide practical information regarding dealing with anxiety.

Managing Anxiety in People with Autism gives readers a range of strategies to help individuals with autism in school, at home, and within the community.  The book also discusses common remedies, including medications, cognitive behavior therapy, and psychotherapy.  In addition, the book gives strategies for parents and siblings as well, who also often deal with anxiety.

The book is thorough and detailed, so any reader can really wrap their minds around what it’s like to have anxiety along with autism, and it provides a wide range of strategies to try out for reducing this anxiety.  Since not all forms of anxiety treatment will work for people with autism, this book provides specific examples for use within this population.  Through practical solutions, this book is a must-have for therapists and parents, who can really understand and use the information. 

Managing Anxiety in People with Autism is published by Woodbine House, a source of many books about disabilities.  This publication helps parents, educators, and caregivers respond appropriately to anxious behavior and provide them with interventions that work.

Find Managing Anxiety in People with Autism from Woodbine House and other online retailers.

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