“Autism: Understanding and Managing Anger” by Andrew Powell is a practical guide aimed at parents and caregivers of children with autism, particularly those with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism. This book provides valuable insights into why children with autism may experience anger and how to effectively manage it. It offers a low arousal approach to handling anger and provides strategies to prevent, reduce, and cope with anger episodes and meltdowns.
The book emphasizes the importance of the low arousal approach, which focuses on minimizing triggers and stressful situations for children with autism. It provides clear guidance for parents and caregivers to better understand and support their children in managing their anger and emotions.
“Autism: Understanding and Managing Anger” is a valuable resource for families and professionals working with children on the autism spectrum. It offers practical strategies and insights to help individuals with autism navigate the challenges associated with anger and emotional regulation.
The Low Arousal Approach to Managing Anger
Why Children with Autism Feel Angry
How Children with Autism Express Anger
Parents’ Reactions to Anger
Parents’ and Families’ Needs
The Low Arousal Approach
Preventing and Reducing Anger
Using Clear Communication
Considering Sensory Needs
Coping with Meltdowns
What Is a Meltdown?
What to Do When Your Child Is Close to Meltdown
What to Do When the Meltdown Starts
After the Meltdown – The Recovery Stage
Helping Your Child Manage Their Feelings
Does Your Child Know What Anger Is and Recognize When They Are Feeling It?
What Makes Your Child Angry?
Ways to Cope with Anger
Safe Ways to Express Anger
Ways to Keep Calm
Understanding and Expressing Feelings
Ways to Build Self-Esteem
Support from Health Services (NHS)
Support from Social Services
Support from Your Local Parent Group