TalkAbility from Hanen
This guidebook is a valuable resource to parents of verbal children on the autism spectrum, as well as to the professionals who support them. Produced by the well-respected The Hanen Centre®.
TalkAbility™ contains a wealth of practical strategies that can be built into everyday conversations and activities. By applying these strategies, parents and professionals will help verbal children on the autism spectrum take appropriate turns in a conversation and then wait for others to take theirs, tune into what people say without words in a conversation, understand how other people feel and respond appropriately and learn how to play with other children and make friends.
"TalkAbility™ contains a wealth of valuable material for parents and caregivers of young
children who may have a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum or simply have
social difficulties. Beautifully written, clear and immediately useable, there
are few books that parents will find as accessible and full of useful tips as
Simon baron-Cohen, Ph.D. Director,
Autism Research Centre,
Professor of Developmental Psychopathology
University of Cambridge.
"Fern Sussman's work has been at the top of our recommended resources for parents of
children with autism spectrum disorder for many years. Her latest book,
TalkAbility™ hits at the core of our challenge in teaching our children to
navigate the demands of everyday social life, doing so with grace,
accessibility, and effectiveness."
Ami Klin, Ph.D. Co-Director,
Yale Autism Program, Yale Child Study Center,
Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychology & Psychiatry,