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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781787757516

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Don’t you wish there was a “magic” formula for activities and games that…

– Your loved one on the autism spectrum actually wants to participate in?
– Develops their interactive attention span and socialization?

There is! Designed around common special interests enjoyed by autistic people, this book includes over 180 activities for families to do together to help strengthen relationships and develop social skills. Kate shows how seven magic ingredients for optimal game-playing can be applied to a range of themes, from trains and planes to household appliances, the human body to animals and insects, TV and film characters, and what’s more, how you can introduce your loved one’s favorite topics. She shares “Presto Chango” beliefs – the five mindsets you need to power activities – as well as how to understand the magic of timing and knowing when to start and stop an activity based on your loved one’s cues.

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Kate C. Wilde has struck gold with her book Autism Abracadabra: Seven Magic Ingredients to Help Develop Your Child's Interactive Attention Span. Using a wealth of knowledge gained from more than 30 years working closely with autistic children in a one-to-one play environment, Wilde delivers 180+ creative activities/games to increase connection and encourage spontaneous social interaction. Teeming with valuable real-life scenarios, clear-cut concepts, material lists, observation sheets, and endless enthusiasm, Autism Abracadabra enables families to connect through positivity and joy.
Amy KD Tobik, Editor-in-Chief of Exceptional Needs Today and Publisher, Lone Heron Publishing
When my 3-year-old son was diagnosed with autism, and I was looking for help, Kate Wilde was one of the amazing teachers I was blessed to encounter (there is some magic right there!). She changed our lives! Since that time she has put 19 more years of experience under her belt. One would be hard pressed to find anyone who knows more about loving and helping children/adults with autism to thrive than Kate. With Autism Abracadabra, Kate has once again "magically" created a how to book that will change you, and your child's, life for the better. No hocus pocus here - the magic on these pages is real!"
Dr. Wendy Edwards, Paediatrician, Ontario Canada
This is a Book of Magic that teaches powerful keys to unlocking how to help our loved ones with autism! As an autism mum, a paediatric doctor for more than 2 decades, an education dean in a medical school, and a director of an autism non-profit organisation, I can safely say that I learnt more practical tips and techniques to help people with autism communicate and interact more effectively in the most fun and magical ways through this book! Pure and powerful magic indeed!
Dr Suzanne Goh, Executive Director of Embrace Autism Pte Ltd
This book is so practical and a must-read for anyone working with differently abled children.
Anne Sivanathan, founder, inclusive outdoor classroom and Secretary, Autism Society of Malaysia