Jacqui Rochester Autism Practitioner BPhil SpEd Autism (Children)
It was a pleasure to read Elizabeth's book 'Building Communication and Independence for Children Across the Autism Spectrum'. It is clear that her knowledge of the difficulties that children with autism encounter is vast and she is confident in sharing it pragmatically and methodically with parents/carers and professionals. Elizabeth not only outlines areas of need, she provides the reader with practical and achievable goals in precise detail. I could relate to all of the children whom she used in her case studies and I found myself mentally applying her goals to those on my own past and present caseload. This book is functional and easy to read which has been written with passion and purpose to make a constructive difference to the lives of so many children with autism.
Liane Holliday Willey, EdD. Author of Pretending to be Normal and Safety Skills for Asperger Women.
All too often, books meant to offer strategies to support autistic children's complex communication and behavior challenges end up too banal or too academic. This book stands above the crowd because it reads a bit like a conversation between two people sharing tea and the best thoughts about how to effectually support a child with a plethora of individual needs and abilities. Simply put, this book is the real deal!
Dr Lillian Stiegler, professor of communication sciences and disorders
In this book, Field generously shares a lifetime of clinical wisdom. Through well-crafted and highly readable case studies, she guides readers through a wide-ranging set of authentic situations they are sure to encounter in the service of individuals all along the autism spectrum. Field delivers a rich, hybrid blend of intervention procedures that are clearly explained, firmly rooted in evidence, and exquisitely practical.