Early Intervention and Autism: Real-Life Questions, Real-Life Answers

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A NAPPA  Gold Winner in the 2009 National Parenting Publications Awards
Finalist in the 2008 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards!
Gold Award Winner in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Award!
 
Leave behind confusing textbooks and unreliable websites. This book will guide you through your child’s early years by providing sound advice based on over twenty years of ...

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Overview

A NAPPA  Gold Winner in the 2009 National Parenting Publications Awards
Finalist in the 2008 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards!
Gold Award Winner in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Award!
 
Leave behind confusing textbooks and unreliable websites. This book will guide you through your child’s early years by providing sound advice based on over twenty years of experience. In an easy-to-read, question-answer format, Dr. Jim explains what makes your child tick, how to get the most out of early intervention services, and how to choose the most effective treatment options. Helpful features include:

  • 10 Common Myths about Children with ASD
  • 7 Effective Teaching Strategies
  • 10 Behavior Rules to Live By
  • Must-have EI Goals and Objectives for Children with ASD.

In a special how-to section in the book, Dr. Jim walks you through a typical day in the life of a young child with autism, from the time the child wakes up to the time he goes to bed. You will learn what to do (and not do), what to say (and not say), and how to use the strategies outlined in the book to teach your child new skills, manage behavior, and have fun while learning! No matter what your level of “autism expertise,” this is your game plan to start working with your child RIGHT AWAY!

 
Helpful chapters include:

  • A Real-life Look at the Autism Spectrum
  • Family Issues: The Personal Side of Autism
  • What is Early Intervention?
  • Building Your Dream Team
  • Assessment: A Picture of Your Child’s Strengths and Challenges
  • Blueprint for a Perfect Program
  • Options, Options, Options! Choosing the Right Intervention Model for the ASD Child
  • From Good to Bad to Meltdown: Understanding Your Child’s Behavior Challenges
  • Little Kids, Big Issues: Sleeping, Eating, Toilet Training & Independence
  • The Next Step: Transitioning from Early Intervention to Public School Programs
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“If you have a child with autism, Early Intervention & Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers will become an essential addition to your library, the book that sits at your bedside table, the one you open again and again when questions loom large. It explains early intervention, but it offers so much more…. Early Intervention & Autism gives parents the hands-on tools and strategies to start working effectively with a child, even before EI services kick in. Autism is a continuum; each child with ASD is unique. As Dr. Jim makes clear, there is no one-size-fits-all intervention. His focus is always on the child, treating the child, not the symptoms.”

Dr. Temple Grandin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932565553
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 363,430
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has been in the autism field for over twenty years providing educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. As President/CEO of JB Autism Consulting, he provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, and behavior management/assessment. Dr. Ball is the Director of Clinical Services for New York Families of Autistic Children (NYFAC), a private not-for-profit organization providing support and training for children and families in New York City. He is also a member of the New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC) Board of Trustees, and a member of the COSAC Professional Advisory Board. A past member of the Autism Society of America Board of Directors, he is currently co-chairperson of the ASA Panel of Professional Advisors and sits on the advisory board for the Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine. Dr. Ball has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics related to autism, such as inclusion services, functional behavior assessment, social skills training, behavior management, direct instruction, sensory issues, and accountability. He has published in many of the above areas and authored the breakthrough book Early Intervention and Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1 - A Real-life Look at the Autism Spectrum

Chapter 2 - Family Issues: The Personal Side of Autism

Chapter 3 - What is Early Intervention?

Chapter 4 - Building Your Dream Team

Chapter 5 - Assessment: A Picture of Your Child’s Strengths and Challenges

Chapter 6 - Blueprint for a Perfect Program

Chapter 7 - Options, Options, Options! Choosing the Right Intervention Model for the ASD Child

Chapter 8 - From Good to Bad to Meltdown: Understanding Your Child’s Behavior Challenges

Chapter 9 - Little Kids, Big Issues: Sleeping, Eating, Toilet Training & Independence

Chapter 10 - The Next Step: Transitioning from Early Intervention to Public School Programs

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Glossary

References

Appendix A - A Day in the Life

Appendix B - Sample IFSP for a Child with ASD

Appendix C - Toilet Training … Is Your Child Ready? By Connie Marks

Appendix D - Guidelines for Theory & Practice & COSAC Position Statement on Treatment Recommendations

Appendix E - National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) & List of Part C Lead Agencies

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    This is a thorough and well-written book by a well-known and res

    This is a thorough and well-written book by a well-known and resoected expert in the field. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2008

    okay

    nothing new in this book. not worth buying...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2008

    'Awesome'

    This book is a must have. My son was just diagnosed with autism and I am so lucky I found Dr. Jim's book. Easy to read and has now become our #1 reference.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2008

    Relevant for Everyone

    As a teacher of students on the spectrum, I find this book to be an invaluable tool, both as a guide and reminder to things that I need to be doing with my students, but also for the parental perspective it provides, which I think that we as teachers often lose sight of. This book is a must have for your personal library if autism touches your life in any way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2008

    What an appropriate title

    The title says it all. There is very educational and practical information in this book .

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