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Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism

Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism

Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism

Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism

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Overview

This is the first book of its kind that calls attention to an important fact: parents can make a tremendous impact on their child through behavioral practices taught at home. Dr. Barbera has created a tool kit that any parent can use to help remediate—and in some cases eliminate-some symptoms of autism and other developmental delays in young children, even in as little as 15 minutes a day.

Developmental delays and signs of autism usually show up before 18 months of age, yet children are often not diagnosed until they are 4 or 5 years old. In Turn Autism Around, Dr. Mary Barbera explains why parents can't afford to worry and wait in long lines for evaluations and treatment while not knowing how to help their children. She empowers parents, caregivers, and early intervention professionals to regain hope and take back control with simple strategies to dramatically improve outcomes for their children.

Dr. Barbera has created a new approach to teaching kids with developmental delays that uses the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) married with a positive, child-friendly methodology that any parent can use—whether or not their child has delays—to learn to teach communication skills, socialization strategies, as well as tackle sleep, eating, potty training, and behavior challenges in a positive, effective, and lasting way.

Turn Autism Around is the first book of its kind that calls attention to an important fact: parents can make a tremendous impact on their child's development through behavioral practices taught at home, even in as little as 15 minutes a day. Her program shows these autism and developmental delays can be remediated, and in some cases, delays can be caught up altogether, if parents intervene while the child is young.

This book is for parents of young children aged one-to-five years who are passionate about helping their child as well as learning how they can change the trajectory of their child's and family's life.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401961473
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 563,657
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mary Barbera, Ph.D., RN, BCBA-D "fell" into the autism world in the late 1990s when her first-born son Lucas started showing signs of autism. Over the past two decades, Mary has transformed from an overwhelmed and confused parent to a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and the author of The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders, which has sold more than 50,000 copies and has been translated into 13 languages. Mary is an award-winning international speaker, podcaster, and online course creator. Her mission is to help parents and professionals turn autism (or signs of autism) around for millions of children around the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword Temple Grandin, Ph.D xiii

Chapter 1 Early Signs of Autism Are an Emergency-So Why Are We Waiting? 1

Chapter 2 Is It Autism, ADHD, or "Just" a Speech Delay? 19

Chapter 3 Keep Your Child Safe at Home, at School, and in the Community 35

Chapter 4 An Easy Assessment to Figure Out Your Starting Point 45

Chapter 5 Gather Materials and Make a Plan 59

Chapter 6 Stop the Tantrums and Start the Learning 73

Chapter 7 Develop Social and Play Skills 93

Chapter 8 Teach Talking and Following Directions 111

Chapter 9 Talking but Not Conversational: Strategies to Expand Language 129

Chapter 10 Solve Picky Eating 149

Chapter 11 Stop Playing Musical Beds: Solving Sleep Issues 167

Chapter 12 Dispose of the Diapers 183

Chapter 13 Desensitize Doctor, Dentist, and Haircut Visits 199

Chapter 14 Become Your Child's Best Teacher and Advocate for Life 213

Glossary 225

Endnotes 231

Bibliography 233

Index 235

Acknowledgments 245

About the Author 247

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