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Autism Resources for Parents: Books
This pathfinder will share an annotated list of reference sources, indexes, databases, and other content to help users begin to conduct research on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day.
A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know
This book provides comprehensive information about recent scientific developments as well as a practical guide for how they are being implemented. The issues are presented in a way that is clear and easy to follow. The format lends itself to understanding the complex issues and their implications through helpful charts, question and answer sections, and chapters that vary from describing diagnostic issues to sharing how to expand and evaluate the services one is receiving. Lastly, the reference list and additional resources are invaluable.
Autism spectrum disorders identification, education, and treatment
This book is appropriate for families or practitioners who provide care for a child on the spectrum. This book's mission is to present a comprehensive, current, and understandable overview of the field of autism. It's goal is to link research, theory, and practice in ways that are accessible to both practitioners and parents. This book examines the impact of autism on the individual and the family from infancy through adulthood. Internationally recognized experts offer cutting-edge treatment and educational information on topics such as early diagnosis, medical treatment, assessment, educational methods, language development, behavior regulation, and family support. The book addresses neurobiological research, integration of assessment and intervention, and emerging directions. It focuses on Early Years and parents and families.
Empowering Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This book presents an international research-based framework that has empowered parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to become critical decision makers to actively guide their child's learning and self-advocacy. Parents can use this framework to identify their child's vision and dreams, and to work with educators and service providers to establish specific learning goals and to implement effective interventions and programs that enable their child to achieve those goals and realise their vision for the future. The book begins by reviewing available research on evidence-based practice for children with ASD and outlining the Cycle of Learning decision-making framework for parents and professionals. Throughout the remainder of the book, case studies are presented to illustrate the ways in which different parents have successfully utilised this framework to develop effective plans for their child and to advocate for learning and education programs for both their child and other children with ASD in school and community settings. In addition, it highlights concrete examples of how parents have used the framework to empower their children with ASD to develop their self-awareness and self-determination, and to be able to self-advocate as they move through adolescence and into adult life.
A practical guide to finding treatments that work for people with autism
A Practical Guide to Finding Treatments That Work for People with Autism provides a logical, culturally sensitive, and values-based resource to aid practitioners in making informed decisions on the most effective treatment for any given client at any given time. By providing multiple illustrative examples, practitioners will learn to use their professional judgment to integrate the best available evidence with client values and context. This will increase the efficacy of autism treatments, with the goal of producing meaningful gains across a range of skills. Presents a detailed description of the evidence-based practice of applied behavior analysis as it applies to ASD. It offers a decision-making framework that helps clinicians integrate the best available evidence with client values and context.