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An Early Start for Your Child with Autism : Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn - Sally J. Rogers

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn

Paperback Published: 21st May 2012
ISBN: 9781609184704
Number Of Pages: 342
For Ages: 1 - 5 years old

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Cutting-edge research reveals that parents can play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) connect with others and live up to their potential. This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable, practical strategies you can use every day. Nearly all young kids—including those with ASD—have an amazing capacity to learn. Drs. Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie Vismara make it surprisingly simple to turn daily routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that target crucial developmental skills. Vivid examples illustrate proven techniques for promoting play, language, and engagement. Get an early start—and give your child the tools to explore and enjoy the world.

Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

Mental health professionals, see also the authors' related intervention manual, Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism, as well as the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism (sold in sets of 15).

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"Easy to read, highly informative, and packed with useful strategies, this is a wonderful resource for parents."--Fred R. Volkmar, MD, coauthor of A Practical Guide to Autism

"A remarkable achievement. Drs. Rogers, Dawson, and Vismara have succeeded in translating the latest and best scientific evidence into practical suggestions for improving your child's social and communication skills. They write with clarity, insight, and even humor. This is a book you will prize highly."--Peter Szatmari, MD, author of A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

"I was so overwhelmed when my child was diagnosed. This book is the road map I needed, written by experts I trust."--Laura Shumaker, author, San Francisco Chronicle autism blog

"Parents are going to love this book! It translates the important work of the Early Start Denver Model into strategies that can be implemented at home. The book shows how parents everywhere can give their children with autism spectrum disorders the support they need to learn to communicate and play."--Ilene Schwartz, PhD, Director, Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Education, University of Washington, and coauthor of Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs

"[The authors] present a program that can help parents of children with autism begin therapy at home, even without a professional therapist. Techniques are presented clearly, along with examples of activities that can be incorporated into everyday home life with the aim of achieving goals like improving communication skills or promoting play with other children....This is a valuable tool for parents of children with ASD who want to maximize learning in the home." -- Library Journal

Authors' Notep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Getting Started
Setting Up Your Child's Early Intervention Programp. 9
Taking Care of Yourself and Your Familyp. 26
How Your Early Efforts Can Help Your Child Engage with Others and Boost Your Child's Learningp. 47
Everyday Strategies to Help Your Child Engage, Communicate, and Learn
Step into the Spotlight: Capturing Your Child's Attentionp. 63
Find the Smile!: Having Fun with Sensory Social Routinesp. 91
It Takes Two to Tango: Building Back-and-Forth Interactionsp. 112
Talking Bodies: The Importance of Nonverbal Communicationp. 138
"Do What I Do!": Helping Your Child Learn by Imitatingp. 166
Let's Get Technical: How Children Learnp. 190
The Joint Attention Triangle: Sharing Interests with Othersp. 220
It's Playtime!p. 243
Let's Pretend!p. 260
Moving into Speechp. 287
Putting It All Togetherp. 314
Appendix: Toys, Materials, and Books for Your Young Child with Autismp. 324
Resourcesp. 327
Indexp. 336
About the Authorsp. 342
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ISBN: 9781609184704
ISBN-10: 160918470X
Audience: General
For Ages: 1 - 5 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 21st May 2012
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57

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