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Connecting and Communicating with Your Autistic Child

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781787755505

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This book teaches drama and immersive theatre-based activities for parents and professionals working with children and young people on the autism spectrum. The exercises follow the author’s simple, person-centred ‘3C pathway’ of connecting, calming and communicating, and enable parents to gain an understanding of the challenges an autistic child may face by ‘walking in their shoes’, while empowering children to become more self-aware and express themselves in healthy ways.

The activities included in the book are tried-and-tested, accessible and easy to implement, such as breathing exercises, mirroring movements, and treasure hunts. Using these activities, parents and professionals can gain insight into the sensory and social challenges experienced by those on the spectrum and can work to build a positive and trusting relationship, offering a secure base for children’s emotional development.


This book is an excellent and informative analysis of autism in a readable, accessible and relatable way. It is both contextual with the theories of autism and personal accounts which humanise the experiences. Anxiety is the main premise and strategies are shared to offer the reader different strategies for their young ones (and adults) to explore. Highly recommended.
Paul Isaacs speaker, trainer, consultant and author on the autism spectrum
This is a very positive book that is supportive and the exercises are well described and have been developed and refined in many settings. The authors also stress that the exercises can be personalised as parents 'enter into their child's world and 'lean in' to their passions.
Mary Mountstephen, SEN Magazine