Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Mar 1, 2009 - Education - 175 pages
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The concise, authoritative guide for parents new to the subject of autism.

Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success is written specifically for parents of children recently diagnosed with autism. Although it is a relief to know there is a name for their child's problems, many parents are unsure what steps to take after a child is diagnosed with autism.

This book offers concrete answers to parents' questions and concerns. Clear and concise information on autism is provided, including how autism can affect learning and behavior. Parents will receive the information needed to help them advocate for their child and make decisions on various treatments and educational interventions.

The author also includes advice on preventing many behavioral problems, dealing with those that do occur, and teaching early skills that are critical to a child's success. Autism Handbook for Parents is a must-have for those looking to be an effective advocate, teacher, and parent of their child with autism.

 

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Contents

Foreword
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM
TREATMENTS AND SERVICES
EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS
BASIC STRATEGIES
THE GIFTS
About the Author
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About the author (2009)

Janice E. Janzen was challenged to learn about autism when a child with autism enrolled in her classroom in 1972. Since that time, she has taught children with autism, provided training and consultation to teachers and parents, written technical and training materials; and conducted autism workshops across the country.