#Resource Diary Entry 37: Self-Identity and Autism

Great story about self-identity and autism. The zebra feels that he stands out from others because of his autism. He also feels that everyone only sees him with his autism. His mother helps him navigate these feelings by facilitating his thinking about other qualities he has, referred to as his other stripes. They explore qualities such as honesty, caring and curiosity.

The book also offers Guidance and Notes to Parents/Caregivers as support to the story and links to supporting literature and sites on autism.

Great book for a classroom as a support tool, a parent supporting their child or an individualised session with a child questioning their self-identity.

Rudolph, S. & Royer, D. (2014). All My Stripes. American Psychological Association: Washington, DC.

2 Comments on “#Resource Diary Entry 37: Self-Identity and Autism”

    • Dr Pascale Paradis – Mount Eliza, Melbourne – Canadian of origin, from Quebec, Pascale lived 18 years in Scotland and England and now lives South of Melbourne in Australia, with her husband and three children. Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), Pascale is registered to work as Educational and Child Psychologist with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) in the UK and as Psychologist with Educational and Developmental endorsement with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (APHRA). Pascale has completed a degree in Psychology in Quebec, a Masters in Psychology and Education at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Doctorate in Child, Adolescent and Educational Psychology at the Institute of Education, London, UK, and worked in Essex as a trainee and qualified Educational Psychologist. Prior to training as an Educational Psychologist, Pascale worked in different childcare and educational settings, notably, summer camps, primary school and secondary schools, independent schools, further education colleges and childcare centres in Quebec, Scotland and England. She also worked for local authorities developing specialised education and services for children and families. Her husband works as an engineer in the marine signalisation industry. Pascale is a passionate and creative practitioner who enjoys the variety of the Educational Psychologist role. As a parent of three children, she is also well placed to understand family experiences. Warm and amicable in her approach, Pascale has special interests in teachers' wellbeing, allied health and psychologists mentoring and school leaders coaching and support.
      Pascale Paradis

      HI Sarah, I would say from 5 to 10…All the best, Pascale

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