Book by Peter Tryhorn

BREAKING NEWS:  Latest Ebook released by Peter Tryhorn, Clinical Psychologist.


Parents and teachers of children in elementary schools and kindergartens: have you struggled with your child or student’s odd behaviour, not understanding why he becomes distressed or disturbed in certain situation?

Do you feel helpless, not knowing how to calm him, to make him feel safe and secure?  Do you sometimes beat yourself up, feeling you’re a failure as a parent or teacher because no matter what you do, you can’t seem to make progress with your child?

You know there is something developmentally not right with him, but can’t put your finger on it.   Do you feel fobbed-off by your doctor that there is nothing wrong?   Do you often receive good-intentioned  “expert advice” from colleagues, friends or family members, but this only makes you feel worse as a parent or teacher? If so, then this ebook is for you




There is a paucity of easy-to-read material specifically aimed at parents and teachers, to help their young child experiencing developmental difficulties prepare for the social and emotional challenges of early school years.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complexing diagnosis, and often misunderstood. We still have no true understanding as to the cause, and despite the many books by self-acclaimed experts professing a “cure”, the simple truth is ………. there is no medically proven cure. BUT !!! there are certainly ways to help your child improve significantly, and live the best and normal life as possible.

There is no doubt that early intervention is of fundamental importance to the best therapeutic outcomes. This fact is indisputable and well documented in every serious piece of literature about these disorders. The simple rule is …… identify the children early, treat them early, monitor their development, and when necessary intervene again and again throughout their development in many different ways, and hopefully watch their confidence grow beyond your expectations.



“HOW TO PREPARE MY CHILD FOR SCHOOL”…offers you all this, plus more. In this book, you will learn

  • The early developmental signs to look for with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • What historically separated Autistic Spectrum Disorder from Asperger’s Syndrome, and why they have now merged
  • The three principle areas of deficit with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Simple, yet effective, interventions for parents and teachers
  • How to use visual aids for effective behavioural management and learning
  • How to prepare your child for first grade
  • How to help your child cope in the classroom
  • Develop your child’s social and communication skills
  • What extra-curriculum strategies are most helpful
  • What professional services should be involved

In my clinical experience as a child and adolescent psychologist working with a vast number of children falling along this spectrum, many parents are struggling, emotionally and financially. They feel so overwhelmed and exhausted managing their children. They cringe each time the phone rings, fearing it will be the kindergarten or the school principal again, telling them what naughty or disturbing behaviour their child has been exhibiting, and that they need to come and remove him. For many parents, life is hard enough.

These parents don’t want books that are too theoretically and academically written. They don’t want to sift through boring text to find how to manage a problem. These parents consistently tell me what they want.They Are Desperate For Practical Solutions For Distressing Problems, and Strategies to Help Their Child Develop Kindergartens and Day Care Centres consistently tell me what they want. They Are Desperate For Practical Solutions For Distressing Problems, and strategies to Help Their Student Develop.Their “wants” are so clear, unambiguous, and simple, yet the literature is not there to support them.

So I have decided to write this book, and give them what they want. This book doesn’t go into theory with any depth. It doesn’t talk about drugs and diet. It is simply a practical “How-To” book.

  • How to best prepare your young child for commencement of elementary school.
  • How to help the teachers put interventions in place which can minimise the child’s distress.
  • How to help parents manage challenging behaviours at home.
  • How to help the child develop social skills and social confidence.

Knowledge Gives Us Hope


No longer do parents need to live day-by-day, not knowing what is going on with their child. Not worrying themselves sick about how to best help their child. Not knowing what sort of life their child is going to have.

No longer do teachers need to feel unsure of themselves, not knowing how to help the child with ASD. Not fearing certain situations where there have been unpredictable behavioural outbursts and emotional meltdowns by a child in the classroom. Not developing secret feelings of resentment toward the child for consuming her time, and constantly disrupting her teaching.

When you have this information, you will feel more empowered. You will …..

  • Be more informed regarding best treatments
  • Have a repertoire of management strategies
  • Have a better understanding to ask targeted questions to the specialists
  • Like to share your knowledge with colleagues, family members and friends

You might also like to join my network at and share your knowledge with other parents. I will soon be commencing a membership site for parents, specifically for this reason, to share information, and have a common meeting point so many parents don't feel so isolated.



Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Peter Tryhorn. I’m a psychologist in Brisbane, Australia. I have many years of experience with different government departments providing clinical assessments, interventions, and management for a wide range of moderate-severe mental health disturbances across various population groups.

For many years I have been providing a clinical service to children and adolescents experiencing mental health difficulties. Many of the children I see have existing diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I enjoy working with the child’s social-emotional and educational deficits, and am frequently astounded by their resilience to somehow find strength and solutions to cope with or compensate for these deficits.

I previously established Contented Souls School of Drama. This was specifically for children aged 6 – 13 who had been diagnosed with developmental disorders. With the support of a drama graduate, we designed and implemented strategies to help the children develop the necessary competence and confidence to navigate their way through the often-confusing social maze of childhood and adolescence, and be best prepared for the necessary social skills of young adult life.

I am no longer operating Contented Souls School of Drama. However, drama, in my opinion is still one of the best methods to help children on the spectrum develop self-confidence, and the skills to cope in social situations. Drama helps them communicate effectively through body language, facial expressions, and the use of voice.

In my book….“AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: HOW TO PREPARE MY CHILD FOR SCHOOL”. I encourage parents to consider drama classes for their child. It is a wonderful medium to help your child develop the three areas of deficit

  • Social communication
  • Language
  • Imaginative play

I am confident that you will benefit from my book. You will develop considerable knowledge and a repertoire of skills, which can dramatically reduce the distress of your child.

You may try this book RISK FREE. I am so confident that you will be happy with the knowledge and strategies to help your child develop, that if you are not, I will happily refund you 100% up to 14 days.You have nothing to lose, and a wonderfully nurturing future with your child to gain.

Embrace this opportunity and buy now


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  • PART ONE:The Theory Behind The Disorder


Sam is a 5 year old child referred by his paediatrician to a multidisciplinary child

development centre to investigate concerns that he is not developing language and social skills relevant to his

age. The paediatrician believes Sam may meet criteria for Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Not Otherwise Specified

(PDD-NOS), and is seeking further assessment and clarification. At the centre Sam is seen by a psychiatrist, a

psychologist, and a speech therapist.The psychologist believes Sam may have autism because Sam’s social behaviour

is poorly developed; he doesn’t play well with other children; and he tends to lack warmth in his relationship with

his parents,siblings, and his kindergarten teachers. Sam is also demonstrating poor comprehension, and poor

expressive language abilities. His performance on non-verbal cognitive tasks was adequate. There are no cultural


The psychiatrist thinks Sam has Asperger’s Syndrome because, although Sam has

recognised deficits, his social and language delays are not severe enough to warrant a diagnosis of autism. Sam

establishes eye contact periodically during the consultation. He also initiates communication with others, but is

often rejected by other children because they won’t participate in, or become bored with his repetitive play. At

times he becomes physically aggressive toward these peers because they won’t play with him.


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