Paperback: £14.99 / $24.95
2012, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-279-5, BIC 2: JNSG2 JNKP JNFN
A growing number of parents are considering part time or 'flexischooling' as an option that might benefit their child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but face concerns such as: Is it possible? Has anyone tried it? How can it be set up? Above all, does it work? This book answers all these questions, and many more.
Covering both the home and school angle, it explores ways to evaluate whether the option is right for your child, organising the arrangement effectively with the school and ensuring that curriculum and examination goals are met, and also includes case examples of successful part time schooling at both primary and secondary level.
This is the first resource of its kind to bring together all of the information needed for both parents and schools to consider the merits and disadvantages of this approach, and to evaluate it as an option for individual children.
24 April 2012
"School...can offer a great deal to pupils with autism, but it also presents them with daunting challenges. [...] Flexischooling allows school, parents and child to work together, as a team. In so many ways it is a thoroughly 'autism friendly' approach, and is one recommended by many autism experts."
With Clare Lawrence
Inside Asperger's Looking Out
Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Multi-Family Work
Jo Holmes, Amelia Oldfield and Marion Polichroniadis