Does My Child Have Autism? is a question so many parents are asking themselves today. Is he avoiding eye contact? Why can’t she talk? Is my child’s development normal or does he have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Parents know that if their child is somewhere on that spectrum, they need to intervene as early as possible to maximize the benefits of early intervention. This groundbreaking book, by one of the foremost experts, teachers, and clinicians in the field, provides a guide for parents about what to look for at home at twenty-four months or even earlier, what to do, and how to get the right kind of help from doctors, counselors, therapists, and other professionals.
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About the Author
Wendy L. Stone, Ph.D., is a professor of pediatrics and psychologyand human development at Vanderbilt University and an investigatorat the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.She founded and directs the Vanderbilt Treatment and ResearchInstitute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, where she has continuingfrontline clinical experience with a broad variety of children withAutism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Her primary researchinterests are in early identification and early intervention forchildren with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, M.Ed., is the coauthor of How to Talk toYour Kids About Really Important Things, Launching Our BlackChildren for Success, College of the Overwhelmed, and other booksfrom Jossey-Bass.
Table of Contents
1. What Exactly Are Autism Spectrum Disorders?
2. What Should I Look For?
3. The Early Diagnostic Process.
4. Early Intervention Is Your Child's Best Hope for theFuture.
5. Working with Your Child at Home.
Appendix A. Diagnostic Criteria for Autistic Disorder.
Appendix B. Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers(M-CHAT).
About the Authors.