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Charting the Course for Treating Children with Autism: A Beginner's Guide for Therapists [With CDROM]

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780393708714
Author(s): Janice Plunkett D'Avignon
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2014
Edition: 1st
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 276

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Therapists play a crucial role in helping children and their families as they navigate the often stormy course of living with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). As cases of autism are increasingly diagnosed, the number of therapists with specialized training cannot keep pace. What is the clinician without prior experience with this disability to do when considering working with a child on the autism spectrum? This 'start here' book-a practical beginner's guide to ASD for therapists-provides the answer. Without getting bogged down in the complexity of the disorder or attempting to turn practitioners into autism specialists, it points therapists-novices and seasoned alike-in the right direction so they're better equipped to provide support. Because autism can manifest in so many different ways, no cookie-cutter treatment exists and therapists need to be conversant with the basics, from assessment and treatment approaches to common therapeutic issues that can arise. This book serves as an invaluable road map.
Viewing ASD as a social communicative disorder, the authors provide a sound background of its manifestations and therapeutic interventions, helping therapists to define treatment issues and prepare for potentially difficult client encounters. Filled with practical insights and guidance, the book explains how to ask the right questions of parents and how to assess their Please click here to ask a question
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