Adapting Health Therapies for People on the Autism Spectrum

£26.00

This book is for anyone working in the health system (e.g. psychologist, GP, nurse, dentist, receptionist). It gives some ideas on how they can make reasonable adjustments to make their services more effective for people on the autistic spectrum.Everything in this book has been drawn from real life experiences. The girl with the curly hair has had some brilliant therapists, but also some people who really did not understand her needs.


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This book is for anyone working in the health system (e.g. psychologist, GP, nurse, dentist, receptionist). It gives some ideas on how they can make reasonable adjustments to make their services more effective for people on the autistic spectrum.Everything in this book has been drawn from real life experiences. The girl with the curly hair has had some brilliant therapists, but also some people who really did not understand her needs.

5 reviews for Adapting Health Therapies for People on the Autism Spectrum

  1. Carly M Day via Amazon

    I found this book really useful both as a professional working with people on the spectrum and as a parent of a teenager on the spectrum. The information is clearly presented, nicely spaced out and supplemented with graphics, which make it easy to read and digest. Particularly useful was how approaching CBT for anxiety may be different for someone on the spectrum with regards to recognising and expressing emotions as well as thoughts about anxiety being different from what is usually experienced by someone who is neuro-typical. I have successfully used parts of this book with my daughter, her counsellor and patients in my private practice.

  2. Katie King via Amazon

    Alis Rowe is amazing and so inspiring she writes with such truth!
    All Alis books help me to understand my condition and how to cope, without Alis books I would feel less alone.
    Alis books are easy to understand as they have big writing and lots of visuals I’m an aspie myself so this is an amazing find.
    Alis information comes from a real place as Alis has Aspergers.
    in This book Alis gives ideas and advice on how People in the health and mental health sector affects people with Aspergers there are some great diagrams in the book on how The therapist or doctor can help the aspie and to understand what it is like for us.
    I haven’t had a great experience in therapy due to therapists not understanding I need processing time etc, I now thankfully have a therapist who is trained in autism it only took me 7 years but got there in the end. I’ve even showed her this book and there were some more things she took away with her and has recommended her other aspie clients to read Alis books
    I bought this book to help me understand myself better at this time when I was in therapy sessions which weren’t helpful.
    I only wish I had this book to show my past therapists and maybe I wouldn’t have had such bad experiences
    Another great book Alis
    Thank you again
    Katie xx

  3. K. E. Upton via Amazon

    This should be required reading for all CAMHS therapists and adult psychiatric services as well as anyone in health who may work with those on the autism spectrum. This for me as a GP is the most important book by the Girl with the Curly hair. It is so much better than any training on the subject which a professional who has not lived with or inside autism spectrum difference telling others how to make reasonable adjustments. I cannot praise it enough.

  4. Chalkycat via Amazon

    Alis has provided really clear guidance regarding the problems individuals with ASD face accessing health services and easy adaptations that can be made by professionals. This should be compulsory reading.

  5. AmF via Amazon

    Clearly laid out and very insightful. Explaining the differences between how thoughts and feelings may be experienced was very useful as well as the impact of anxiety on thoughts.

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