For young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and others who have challenges in interacting and communicating, early intervention is key--and parents can play a vital role. Developed through work with hundreds of families, this book presents engaging, evidence-based techniques for enriching your child's social communication skills (up to age 6). The strategies can be easily integrated into daily routines, such as meals, bathtime, bedtime, and playtime. Designed for use as part of a therapist-guided program, the manual has a convenient large-size format and includes 20 reproducible forms. You also get access to a companion website, where you can download and print the forms for repeated use and view video clips of parents using the techniques. Professionals who want to implement Project ImPACT should purchase the authors’ two-book set (ISBN 978-1-4625-3814-0), which includes this manual plus a coach's guide.
New to This Edition
*Reflects the latest research and the ongoing development of the authors' approach.
*Even more user friendly; skills parents need to learn are simplified and streamlined.
*Chapter on managing challenging behavior.
*Numerous graphics to help you remember and use the strategies.
*Appropriate for a broader range of children, including those without an ASD diagnosis.
"A marvelous resource, now in an updated second edition. Parents learn five major strategies--Focus on your child, Adjust your communication, Create opportunities, Teach new skills, and Shape the interaction--that can benefit children with a range of social communication problems, in addition to more classic autism."--Fred R. Volkmar, MD, Irving B. Harris Professor, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine
"The strategies and tools in this book empower parents to improve their child's social engagement, communication, imitation, and play. The online videos, troubleshooting tips, and guidance for managing challenging behaviors will help maximize parents' success."--Wendy L. Stone, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Washington; Director, Research on Early Autism Detection and Intervention (READi) Lab
"I have used Project ImPACT for the past 11 years with parents and always receive positive feedback. Participants often share that this was the most valuable training they have received. The Manual for Parents is organized in a systematic way that makes sense to families. Families can easily incorporate these techniques into their daily routines, and often see immediate results."--Brenda Hancock, MEd, autism specialist, Northwest Regional Education Service District, Hillsboro, Oregon