Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

Overview

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer is the Founder and Director of Friends Connections, a therapeutic group program for young children with Asperger's Syndrome and their families. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband, son, daughter and beagle.

Cassandra Coe is a clinical social worker. She has dedicated her career to addressing...
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Overview

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer is the Founder and Director of Friends Connections, a therapeutic group program for young children with Asperger's Syndrome and their families. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband, son, daughter and beagle.

Cassandra Coe is a clinical social worker. She has dedicated her career to addressing the mental health and developmental needs of young children and has been involved in teaching, mentoring and providing assessment and treatment services to a wide range of children and families. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843107484
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/26/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 420,344
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Preface 9
Ch. 1 The World of the Young Child 17
Ch. 2 The World of the Young Child with Asperger's Syndrome 32
Ch. 3 The Diagnosis 53
Ch. 4 The Many Faces of Young Children with Asperger's Syndrome 81
Ch. 5 The Parent's Journey 105
Ch. 6 Paths of Intervention: From Traditional to Alternative 131
Ch. 7 Parent-Child Therapy: An Intervention for Building Relationships 144
Ch. 8 Building Connections with Peers: Therapeutic Groups 160
Ch. 9 Enhancing Relationships through Speech and Language Intervention 190
Ch. 10 Building Connections through Sensory and Motor Pathways: Occupational Therapy 211
Ch. 11 Building Connections with the Child's School 238
Ch. 12 The Ongoing Journey 262
App. I Diagnostic Criteria 270
App. II Behavioral Strategies Chart for Group Settings 274
App. III Eligibility Criteria for Special Education Services in the United States 280
App. IV Asperger's Syndrome Web Sites 284
The Contributors 285
References 286
Subject Index 296
Author Index 301
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