Autism Early Intervention - Fast Facts: A Guide That Explains the Evaluations, Diagnoses, and Treatments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Early Intervention - Fast Facts: A Guide That Explains the Evaluations, Diagnoses, and Treatments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Raun Melmed
     
 

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Parents who find out their child might have autism are overwhelmed with doctors, therapists, and information all at once. It can be difficult for these parents to find the answers they need in a sea of resources, especially for a parent who is not familiar with autism terminology and treatments. This little book is the perfect way to get acquainted with autism and

Overview


Parents who find out their child might have autism are overwhelmed with doctors, therapists, and information all at once. It can be difficult for these parents to find the answers they need in a sea of resources, especially for a parent who is not familiar with autism terminology and treatments. This little book is the perfect way to get acquainted with autism and early intervention strategies. It answers questions such as:

  • What is autism?
  • What are the signs of autism?
  • Who is involved in my child's evaluation?
  • What should I expect at the time of diagnosis?
  • What are the goals of early intervention?
  • How do I choose which treatments are right for my child?

In addition to Dr. Melmed's compassionate yet practical advice, this book offers:
  • easy-to-read charts
  • a glossary of autism terms
  • and a comprehensive, annotated list of resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932565591
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
89
Sales rank:
764,293
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Raun D. Melmed is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and Director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also co-founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Melmed has established physician-training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental and behavioral concerns. He is currently investigating the genetics and phenotypes of autism, as well as the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.

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