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First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism
     

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

by Phil Christie
 

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One of the major difficulties for children with autism is in developing communication and language. The earlier this problem is addressed, the more effectively these skills can be improved.

Inspired by research and clinical practice, this book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as

Overview

One of the major difficulties for children with autism is in developing communication and language. The earlier this problem is addressed, the more effectively these skills can be improved.

Inspired by research and clinical practice, this book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. This book champions initial intervention with children at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can also be usefully applied to children of school age, if they are at an early stage of communication.

First Steps in Intervention With Your Child With Autism is perfect for parents looking to understand their child better and, in turn, help improve their child's development and communication. This will also be a useful reference for all professionals working to support families with a child on the autism spectrum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849050111
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
05/15/2009
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,230,870
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Prevezer, formerly a speech and language therapist, has worked with children on the autism spectrum as a Music Specialist at Sutherland House School since 1986, using and developing the Musical Interaction approach.

Elizabeth Newson was joint director of the Child Development Research Unit at Nottingham University with her husband John, until she was made Emeritus Professor on her retirement in 1994. She was awarded the OBE for services to children on the autistic spectrum in 1999.

Phil Christie is Director of Sutherland House Children's Services, run by autism charity NORSACA (www.norsaca.org.uk), and leads a team of Consultant Child Psychologists at the Elizabeth Newson Centre. The centre carries out training and research activities and has particular expertise in PDA. He is also Associate Editor of 'Good Autism Practice', and became Chair of the Advisory Council of the Autism Education Trust in 2009.

Susie Chandler is a research psychologist now based at the Institute of Child Health and Guy's Hospital, London where she continues to carry out research into the identification and treatment of autism spectrum conditions, through screening and early intervention studies.

Phil Christie is Consultant Child Psychologist and Director of Sutherland House Children's Services, which includes a non-maintained special school for students with autism between the ages of 3-19. Elizabeth Newson was joint director of the Child Development Research Unit at Nottingham University with her husband John, until she was made Emeritus Professor on her retirement in 1994. She was awarded the OBE for services to children on the autistic spectrum in 1999. Wendy Prevezer, formerly a speech and language therapist, has worked with children on the autism spectrum as a Music Specialist at Sutherland House School since 1986, using and developing the Musical Interaction approach. Susie Chandler is a research psychologist now based at the Institute of Child Health and Guy's Hospital, London where she continues to carry out research into the identification and treatment of autism spectrum conditions, through screening and early intervention studies.

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