Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Other Special Needs: The Developmental Approach

Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Other Special Needs: The Developmental Approach

by Diane Cullinane

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393709254
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 975,020
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Diane Cullinane is a developmental pediatrician, board certified in pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is cofounder and executive director of Professional Child Development Associates, in Pasadena, California, a non-profit agency that provides a wide range of programs and services for children with autism and other developmental challenges, using the DIR approach. Dr. Cullinane is a strong advocate for developmental and relationship based interventions, and is a training leader in DIRFloortime®.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I Understanding Behavior from a Developmental Perspective

1 The Developmental Approach 3

2 Developmental Capacities 33

3 Individual Differences 63

4 Relationships 103

Part II Responding to Challenging Behavior in the Moment

5 The Initial Response 131

6 Step 1: Attune and Organize 147

7 Step 2: Help 181

8 Step 3: Recover, Review, Repair 219

Part III The Long-Term Plan

9 Creating a Plan 235

10 The Use of Play 267

11 The Course of Treatment 295

References 323

Index 329

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