I was so happy when I first read Bonnie Sayer's 71 page ebook, "Educational Autism Tips for Families," as I found it to be totally useful in understanding what parents could go through facing the school system with a child on the autism spectrum.
And, I imagine kids with other learning disabilities and their parents would face similar challenges, making this a book for all parents whose kids have learning issues.
Going through the process and writing about it from first hand experience, in my opinion, makes all the difference in whether a book will be really useful to a family in similar circumstances.
Bonnie Sayers has just the qualifications needed to write a handbook helpful for maneuvering through the school system. As she tells us in the text, she has two sons on opposite ends of the autism spectrum.
Daily, she sees what is needed for mild help to severe help dealing with the issues that arise in her boys' education and schooling needs. In fact, not just schooling, but paying close attention to all daily living situations.
Because, unless children are successfully coping the whole day, they cannot be prepared for the stresses school time brings their way.
"Educational Autism Tips for Families" is divided into four main sections that take you through the school day and the school year. It is a comprehensive guide for what your child may face in school while separated from you.
It explores what issues a parent should consider; what signs to look for to assure your child is getting the proper treatment, from the time he or she leaves your care until you see him or her again in the afternoon. And there are numerous links to resources to check in further detail for your specific needs.
Bonnie Sayers is not afraid to share with us the nitty gritty details she has coped with as a parent in relating with administrators, teachers, aides, therapists and more. I, for one, appreciate the depth of investigation she pursues on the subject of the education of her special boys.
All parents struggling in some way to get their child's daily needs met will gain by reading "Educational Autism Tips for Families."
Link to read more and buy:
Educational Autism Tips for Families by Bonnie Sayers
Review by Susan Kramer