Essential First Steps for Parents of Children with Autism
If ASD is suspected or diagnosed in a child of 5 or younger, immediate information and support is required to plan for their needs. This informative, easy to use guide provides parents with pivotal steps that they can take to optimise learning and functioning for their child.
The content draws on research, practices and treatments to help parents prepare the best foundation, addressing topics including early indicators of ASD in children younger than 3 years, behaviours of 3-5 year olds with a confirmed diagnosis, effective treatments, teaching methods, strategies for boosting play, communication, social and self-help skills and support for the whole family.
Written by clinical Professors at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Centre in the US. 140+ pages.