Jan. 1, 2013: Liberty University Press
Liberty University published “Bridge Building: Creating Connection and Relationships Between Parents and Children/Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum” on December 15, 2012.
In this book, Dr. Kevin B. Hull offers parents of children with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome a better understanding of the daily challenges their children face. Additionally, he provides simple instructions and tips to help parents, guardians, or teachers create a better connection with their child. He also suggests methods for enhancing communication and for handling disciplinary situations. “A common dilemma for parents of young people with autism is distinguishing between behaviors that are simply ‘spectrum stuff’ and those that warrant the giving of consequences,” said Hull.
Hull’s extensive experience in counseling and working with those who have autism has equipped him with skills that he shares in his book. Hull provides case examples and real life scenarios to help parents understand why young people on the autism spectrum have such difficulty in forming relationships. He also gives parents strategies for building and sustaining a good relationship with their child.
“Bridge Building: Creating Connection and Relationships Between Parents and Children/Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum” is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About the Author:
Dr. Kevin B. Hull is a licensed counselor in Lakeland, Fla. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum. Hull has worked with these remarkable individuals for the past 12 years and conducts group, individual, and family sessions. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and his master’s and Ph.D. in clinical counseling from Liberty University. He was an adjunct professor for Webster University’s Master of Counseling program in Lakel for eight years, and currently teaches for Liberty University Online.
Prior to operating his private practice, Hull worked in community mental health settings. He and his wife have four children, and he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball and golf, growing bonsai trees, writing, reading, and watching sports.