Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success

Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success

by Janice Janzen

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Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success is written specifically for parents of children recently diagnosed with autism. Although it is a relief to know there is a name for their child's problems and there are people out there who understand how to help, many parents are unsure what steps to take after a child is diagnosed with autism.
This book offers concrete answers to parents' questions and concerns and can be used as a guide for navigating the journey ahead. Clear and concise information on autism is provided, including how autism can affect learning and behavior. This book provides parents with the information needed to help them advocate for their child and make decisions on various treatments and educational interventions available.
The author also includes advice on how to prevent many behavioral problems, how to deal with those that do occur, and how to begin teaching early skills that are critical to a child's success. Autism Handbook for Parents is a must-have for those looking to be an effective advocate, teacher, and parent for their child with autism!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593633615
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Janice E. Janzen was challenged to learn about autism when a child with autism enrolled in her classroom in 1972. Since that time, she has taught children with autism, provided training and consultation to teachers and parents, written technical and training materials; and conducted autism workshops across the country.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I Understanding Autism

Chapter 1 Facts About Autism 3

Chapter 2 Understanding the Effects of Autism 17

Chapter 3 Parents as Advocates 33

Part II Treatments and Services

Chapter 4 Treatment Decisions 47

Chapter 5 Educational Services 55

Part III Educational Interventions

Chapter 6 Effective Early Intervention 69

Chapter 7 Interventions and Procedures 79

Chapter 8 Develop Your Child's Program 103

Part IV Basic Strategies

Chapter 9 Strategies for Preventing Problem Behaviors 133

Chapter 10 Strategies for Achieving Critical Goals 161

Part V The Gifts

Chapter 11 The Gifts of Autism 181

Glossary 193

References 199

About the Author 203

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