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Does my child have autism? : a parent's guide to early detection and intervention in autism spectrum disorders /
Wendy L. Stone, Theresa Foy DiGeronimo.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2006.
description
xi, 206 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0787984507 (pbk.), 9780787984502 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2006.
isbn
0787984507 (pbk.)
9780787984502 (pbk.)
contents note
What exactly are autism spectrum disorders? -- What should I look for? -- The early diagnostic process -- Early intervention is your child's best hope for the future -- Working with your child at home.
catalogue key
7002676
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-194) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Wendy L. Stone, Ph.D., is a professor of pediatrics and psychology and human development at Vanderbilt University and an investigator at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2006-04-01:
Published to coincide with National Autism Awareness Month in April, these two excellent books on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) address the important areas of early diagnosis and treatment. In Does My Child Have Autism?, Stone (director, Treatment & Research Inst. for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Vanderbilt Univ.), with the help of professional writer DiGeronimo, assists parents and others in identifying early signs that could help with earlier intervention services. The focus is on three key elements: delays in social interaction, communication issues, and repetitive behaviors. Stone also includes numerous FAQs and a comprehensive overview of the diagnosis process in this wonderfully written book. In Engaging Autism, Greenspan (psychiatry, George Washington Univ. Medical Sch.) and Wieder (associate editor, Journal of Development) offer the definitive guide to Greenspan's respected "floortime" method. Its general principle calls for communicating on the same level as the person with ASD, which frequently involves using favorite objects or games. One example features a child who continually opens and closes doors. To engage the child, the authors suggest discreetly using a door stop to force the door closed and, in turn, force the child to ask for help (with prompting); a reward is offered for the communication. Other examples are just as illuminating, illustrating concepts that can be used and adapted. Both books will greatly strengthen any ASD collection; highly recommended.-Corey Seeman, Kresge Business Administration Lib., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Reviews
Review Quotes
,.". gives advice on how to spot the traits of autism in a child and how to get the right help from doctors, counsellors, therapists and other professionals." ("Children now," April 2006)
" ... gives advice on how to spot the traits of autism in a child and how to get the right help from doctors, counsellors, therapists and other professionals." ( Children now , April 2006)
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Summaries
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Does my child have autism? is a question so many parents are asking themselves today. This text provides a guide for parents about what to look for at home at 24 months or even earlier, what to do, and how to get the right kind of help from doctors, counselors, therapists, and other professionals.
Main Description
Does My Child Have Autism? is a question so many parents are asking themselves today. Is he avoiding eye contact? Why can't she talk? Is my child's development normal or does he have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Parents know that if their child is somewhere on that spectrum, they need to intervene as early as possible to maximize the benefits of early intervention. This groundbreaking book, by one of the foremost experts, teachers, and clinicians in the field, provides a guide for parents about what to look for at home at twenty-four months or even earlier, what to do, and how to get the right kind of help from doctors, counselors, therapists, and other professionals.
Back Cover Copy
Does My Child Have Autism? is a question so many parents are asking themselves today. Is he avoiding eye contact? Why can't she talk? Is my child's development normal or does he have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Parents know that if their child is somewhere on that spectrum, they need to intervene as early as possible to maximize the benefits of early treatment. This groundbreaking book, by one of the foremost experts, teachers, and clinicians in the field, provides a guide for parents about what to look for at home at twenty-four months or even earlier, what to do, and how to get the right kind of help from doctors, counselors, therapists, and other professionals. Step-by-step, Stone walks you through the diagnostic process for young children with autism and offers vital information about what will be expected of you and your child during the clinical assessment. The book reveals the critical importance of early intervention and outlines the various types of interventions that are currently available. In addition, Does My Child Have Autism? gives you practical tips, activities, and teaching tools that can be used at home to improve your child's social, communication, and play skills. "Clear and compassionate ... takes families through early warning signs, understanding the diagnostic process, and what types of early treatment might be helpful. A must-read for families with children who may have or do have an Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as clinicians and caregivers of children and families with ASD." --Susan E. Levy, M.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
What Exactly Are Autism Spectrum Disorders?p. 1
What Should I Look For?p. 27
The Early Diagnostic Processp. 63
Early Intervention Is Your Child's Best Hope for the Futurep. 100
Working with Your Child at Homep. 147
Epiloguep. 181
Diagnostic Criteria for Autistic Disorderp. 185
Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)p. 187
Notesp. 191
Resourcesp. 195
About the Authorsp. 199
Indexp. 201
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