Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Transactional Developmental Perspective

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Paul H. Brookes, May 1, 2000 - Education - 422 pages
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This cross-disciplinary reference offers a thorough overview of the communication, language, social, and behavioral issues characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Based on meticulous research of the core areas of ASD - communication, socialization, emotional regulation, and symbolic development - the authors offer practical guidelines for intervention designed for children with autism and their families.In this comprehensive book, speech-language pathologists, clinicians, early interventionists, psychologists, and educators learn how to understand and address the social and communication challenges experienced by children with autism enhance assessment and intervention methods support families in their efforts to facilitate their children's development Chapters in this volume, written by leading clinical and research authorities in ASD, will allow readers to understand the principles and philosophies behind clinical and educational practices implemented with children with autism. Readers will also encounter guidelines to use when making critical assessment and intervention decisions to create more natural, child-centered supports. All professionals will learn how to improve their educational and developmental supports for young children with autism.

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Joint Attention Cultural Learning and Language
Joint Attention Social Orienting and Communication
The Roles of Imitation

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About the author (2000)

Amy Wetherby is Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, and the Executive Director for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at Florida State University.

Barry Prizant is the Director of Childhood Communication Services in Cranston, Rhode Island.

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