Autism in the Early Years: A Practical Guide

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 11, 2009 - Education - 112 pages
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Anyone meeting a young child with autism for the first time will find this book invaluable. In a clear and sensitive style the authors:

  • outline the characteristics of autism as they present themselves in the early years
  • consider the nature of autism and the issues surrounding assessment and diagnosis
  • offer practical strategies for effective and realistic intervention both at home and in a variety of early years settings
  • explore possibilities for enhancing access to the early years curriculum

The authors provide extensive material that will be equally accessible and relevant to parents following an early diagnosis of autism in their child

This fully revised new edition includes new material that relates to new statutory requirements such as Every Child Matters and Disability Equality Duty as well as updates to different approaches to autism, assessment and behavioural issues. This classic text will provide much needed support and advice to anxious parents, teachers and professionals who are working together in an unfamiliar area.

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Provides parents and professionals with an insight into the nature and educational implications of autism, particularly in very young children. The authors: outline the characteristics of autism as ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Val Cumine is Senior Educational Psychologist, Lancashire. Julia Leach is Specialist Educational Psychologist (Early Years), Blackpool. Gill Stevenson is Autism Support Teacher, Blackburn with Darwen.

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