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 usewhether or not their child has delaysto 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.
|Publisher:||Hay House Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
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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
About the Author 247