Library Journal, one of the most prestigious book review sources for librarians in the United States, yesterday published a round-up of reviews on parenting and teaching children with autism. Of the seven books reviewed, four of them were JKP titles. Considering how selective LJ is about the books they review, we are delighted at how well our books were represented.

Here are some highlights:

On Ann Palmer’s A Friend’s and Relative’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism: How Can I Help?: “Provides a good explanation of what autism is and what it’s like to live with someone on the autism spectrum….A useful tool for extended family members and friends of anyone, helping them gain perspective on their daily challenges; recommended for anyone who knows a family dealing with autism.”

On Jennifer Cook O’Toole’s Asperkids: “O’Toole approaches the Aspie lifestyle with a great deal of humor and insight. She’s particularly good at explaining the hurdles Aspie children face daily as they navigate school and social settings, and she helps readers see the world the way anyone with AS does. The result is an easy-to-read guide to interacting with Aspie children, replete with additional resources and references. Recommended.”

On John Smith, Jane Donlan, and Bob Smith’s Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions Through Everyday Transitions: “Whether the change is large or small, Smith and Donlan have developed a strategy using a combination of scripts, signs, and sketches to help Bob, and others with ASD, navigate successfully….The sample scripts, signs, and sketches, as well as Bob’s input, make this a particularly meaningful and useful book. A great addition to any ASD collection; highly recommended.”

On Yuko Yoshida’s Raising Children with Asperger’s Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: “A caring and compassionate guide for parents new to autism spectrum disorders (ASD)….Yoshida’s calm, kind tone will be comforting to parents of children recently diagnosed with ASD….A valuable addition to any autism collection.”

To read all of the reviews in their entirety, click the link below:

Library Journal reviews books on parenting and teaching children with autism.

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