Children with autism often don't get a diagnosis in their first few years of life—but if a very young child is exhibiting red flags, what should professionals and parents do in the meantime? This book has accessible, real-world solutions for use with children birth to three, with or without an autism diagnosis. A follow-up to the bestselling Early Intervention Every Day!, this practical guide is packed with simple, highly effective suggestions for strengthening critical skills during daily routines, from dressing in the morning to getting ready for bed. Early interventionists and other professionals will learn how to coach families in weaving these activities into everyday life with their child, so that intervention continues long after the professional goes home.
DISCOVER HOW TO
- Recognize red flags for autism spectrum disorder
- Help children build a foundation for learning to interact, communicate, and participate in routines
- Strengthen skills that are especially challenging for children with autism, such as regulation, flexibility, and social communication
- Support families on the journey from pursuing a diagnosis to accessing services
- Implement concepts and teaching strategies based on applied behavior analysis (ABA)
- Address common challenges that occur during daily routines and activities
- Monitor progress to ensure that the strategies are helping children reach their IFSP goals
- Promote children's participation across settings: in homes, preschools, and other community settings
PRACTICAL MATERIALS: A downloadable Reinforcer Survey that helps determine specific ways to motivate a young child, tables that assist with problem-solving in order to identify possible reasons for challenging behaviors, and vignettes and case stories that illustrate effective intervention techniques.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Merle Crawford has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. In addition she has a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has extensive training in relationship-based interventions and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She works primarily in Early Intervention integrating strategies from her varied training when coaching families and working with young children.
Barbara Weber received her Bachelor of Science and Master Degree in Communication Disorders. She has a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She holds the Certificate for Clinical Competence from the American Speech Hearing and Language Association and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has worked with children and adults with a variety of disabilities for over 30 years in school, clinic and home settings. Barbara currently works with the birth to three population as her primary clinical focus and concentrates on collaborative processes to help families integrate routine based intervention.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
1. Autism and Early Intervention
2. Supporting Parents from Suspicions to Diagnosis to Services
3. Principles of Behavior and Teaching Strategies
4. Model for Addressing the Core Deficits of Autism
5. Building Skills to Support Regulation
6. Building Skills to Support Making Sense of Self, Others, and the Environment
7. Building Skills to Support Flexibility
8. Building Skills to Support Social Communication
9. Daily Routines and Common Challenges