The Autistic Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to Understanding and Helping Your Child

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Challenged but not helpless, children with autism can learn to cope better once their specific disorder is properly understood. The Autistic Spectrum uses the latest developments in the field to show parents how to understand their child and teach basic skills, improve communication, develop potential abilities, and expand social interaction skills.┬ĚSensitive and practical advice from a leading medical authority who is also the parent of an autistic child.
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Overview


Challenged but not helpless, children with autism can learn to cope better once their specific disorder is properly understood. The Autistic Spectrum uses the latest developments in the field to show parents how to understand their child and teach basic skills, improve communication, develop potential abilities, and expand social interaction skills.┬ĚSensitive and practical advice from a leading medical authority who is also the parent of an autistic child.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569752579
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xi
Part I Description of Autistic Disorders 1
1 The Nature of Autistic Spectrum Disorders 3
2 Making a Diagnosis 6
3 The Behavior of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders 11
4 How Many Children Have Autistic Disorders? 38
5 Conditions Associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorders 45
6 What Causes Autistic Spectrum Disorders? 57
Part II Living with Autistic Disorders 67
7 Problems Faced by Parents 69
8 Brothers and Sisters 75
9 Making Sense of Time and Space 78
10 The Triad of Impairments 83
11 Reducing Inappropriate Behavior 94
12 Teaching Basic Skills 120
13 Babies with Autistic Spectrum Disorders 138
14 Adolescents and Adults Who Remain Dependent 141
15 The More-able Children, Adolescents and Adults 147
Part III Ways of Helping 171
16 Services 173
Reading List 202
Index 210
About the Author 221
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