Helping Children with Autism Learn: Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals

Helping Children with Autism Learn: Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals

by Bryna Siegel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195325060

ISBN-13: 9780195325065

Pub. Date: 04/09/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Bryna Siegel gives parents of autistic children what they need most: hope. Her first book, The World of the Autistic Child, became an instant classic, illuminating the inaccessible minds of afflicted children. Now she offers an equally insightful, thoroughly practical guide to treating the learning differences (which she sees as 'autistic learning disabilities')

Overview

Bryna Siegel gives parents of autistic children what they need most: hope. Her first book, The World of the Autistic Child, became an instant classic, illuminating the inaccessible minds of afflicted children. Now she offers an equally insightful, thoroughly practical guide to treating the learning differences (which she sees as 'autistic learning disabilities') associated with this heartbreaking disorder.

Siegel explains how to take an inventory of a child's particular disabilities, breaks down the various problems unique to autism, discusses our current knowledge about each, and reviews the existing strategies for treating them. She gives practical guidance for fashioning a unique program for each child's problem, empowering parents to take the lead in their child's treatment. Every chapter is modularized, so parents can go straight to the sections of the book that pertain to their child without worrying that they won't be able to understand the material. Siegel knows the panic to do something, anything, to help an autistic child, and she offers parents reassurance and support as well as sensible advice, combining knowledge from experience, theory, and research.

About the Author:
Bryna Siegel is Director of the Autism Clinic at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195325065
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/09/2007
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
681,683
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     ix
Foreword     xi
Introduction     1
The Fundamentals of Autistic Learning Styles     11
Understanding the Origins of Autism and Its Meaning for Development     13
When Atypical Development and Typical Development Cross Paths     41
Autistic Learning Disabilities Defined: How Strengths Compensate for Weaknesses and Form Autism     77
Autistic Learning Disabilities and Autistic Learning Styles: What Makes the World of the Autistic Child Different?     103
Social Autistic Learning Disabilities: Description and Treatment     105
Autistic Learning Disabilities of Communication     149
Autistic Learning Disabilities of Communication: Treatments for the Pre-Verbal and Non-Verbal Child     177
Autistic Learning Disabilities of Communication: Treatments for the Verbal Child     207
Autistic Learning Disabilities in Relating to the World of Objects: Description and Treatment     231
Autistic Learning Disabilities and the Skills of Daily Living     271
Methods of Teaching Children with Autism: How They Address Autistic Learning Disabilities and Autistic Learning Styles     305
Applied Behavior Analysis and Discrete Trial Training: Separating Methods from Curriculum     311
The TEACCH Curriculum     353
Mainstreaming that Works: Too Accommodating or Really Including?     377
Model Programs and Exemplary Classes: What Can We Learn?     405
Putting the 'I' Back in IEP: Creating Individualized, Meaningful Learning Experiences     435
Further Readings for Teachers, Parents, and Professionals     471
Autistic Learning Disabilities Inventory     479
Index     483

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