Autism and Understanding: The Waldon Approach to Child Development

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SAGE Publications, Jun 6, 2012 - Education - 220 pages
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This book does not offer a ‘miracle cure’ for autism, although the authors aim to counteract the prevailing view that autism is a lifetime condition. Authors Walter Solomon, Chris Holland and Mary Jo Middleton demonstrate that with the appropriate intervention, children with autism – and other special needs – can gain a fuller understanding of the world and learn to take a constructive and contributing place in it.

The authors set out an approach based on Dr. Geoffrey Waldon’s philosophy of the development of understanding, which centers on helping children learn how to learn. The Waldon Approach is presented through accounts of how it has helped to enrich many lives.

 

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Contents

1 Early Days 19681972
1
2 School Years 19721987
18
3 College Years UK and Israel 19871998
37
4 Work and Marriage 19982011
49
5 The Waldon Theory of Child Development and the Waldon Approach
61
6 Centres Influenced by Geoffrey Waldon
86
7 Case Studies of Children on the Autistic Spectrum
124
8 Not Only for Autism More Case Studies
155
A Special Orientation of the Approach
191
End Notes
207
Bibliography
213
Index
217
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