Getting the Best for Your Child with Autism
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©2008. By Bryna Siegel, Ph.D. Dr. Siegel, author of Helping Children with Autism Learn, has written this new treatment guide to help parents navigate the complex and overwhelming world of autism. Siegel outlines the treatment process from beginning to end, starting with diagnosis, formulating a treatment plan, and collaborating with chosen professionals. She addresses concerns about screenings, developmental testing, who should take part in these assessments, and what information should be obtained. A focus on the family and the unique needs of the child is a consistent theme throughout the book. Also included is a thorough section outlining four main treatment options: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Floor Time, TEACCH method, and general education. The author describes and compares these methods and offers suggestions on customizing a treatment plan for your child combining these methods and others such as speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. The book ends with a chapter on understanding your child's rights under the law and how to help facilitate your child's treatment plan at home, at school, and in the community. Parents who think their child may have autism, or parents who have a newly diagnosed child will find this guide extremely helpful. (Softcover; 280 pages.)
©2007-2008. Autism Society of North Carolina.