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Author Levine, Karen, 1959- author

Title Attacking anxiety : a step-by-step guide to an engaging approach to treating anxiety and phobias in children with autism and other developmental disabilities / Karen Levine and Naomi Chedd
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (183 pages)
Contents Preface -- What is a phobia and how do phobias evolve over time? -- Overview of phobia treatment -- Gradual exposure, humor and interactive play -- The 4-step treatment model -- Treating Sophia's phobia of thunderstorms and bugs -- Treating Will's phobia of environmental sounds, including flushing toilets, hand dryers and vacuum cleaners -- Treating Michael's phobia of injections and blood draws -- Treating Jacob's phobia about losing games and not being first -- Treating Li's phobia of clowns, mascots and people in costumes -- Treating Jordan's phobia about being late and making mistakes -- Collaborating with other professionals -- Appendix -- Unbundling phobias : idea list
Summary Drawing on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), this book sets out a clear, enjoyable, step-by-step approach for addressing the sorts of anxieties, fears and phobias that are so common in children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related challenges. Using this easy-to-follow model, parents and professionals will have the tools they need to help children and teens cope with and sometimes overcome anxieties caused by everyday occurrences. The book covers seven common scenarios, from fears of environmental sounds and visiting the doctor or dentist, to anxieties
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Based on print version record
Subject Anxiety disorders -- Treatment.
Anxiety in children -- Treatment.
Autism in children -- Treatment.
Autism -- Treatment.
Autistic children -- Treatment.
Cognitive therapy for children.
Cognitive therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Chedd, Naomi, 1952- author
LC no. 2015002073
ISBN 1784500445 (Internet)
9781784500443 (Internet)