First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication

One of the major difficulties for children with autism is in developing communication and language. The earlier this problem is addressed, the more effectively these skills can be improved.

Inspired by research and clinical practice, this book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. This book champions initial intervention with children at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can also be usefully applied to children of school age, if they are at an early stage of communication.

First Steps in Intervention With Your Child With Autism is perfect for parents looking to understand their child better and, in turn, help improve their child's development and communication. This will also be a useful reference for all professionals working to support families with a child on the autism spectrum.

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Naplic Newsletter

This is a beautifully written book by experienced practitioners from differing professional backgrounds...It's clearly written teaching ideas will be highly valued by parents and professionals alike. Even experienced practitioners are likely to find new ideas or approaches to consider...This book will be highly valued addition to these because to its unique style in sharing theory and practice.

Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

This enjoyable, easy to read, informative book champions initial intervention with preschool children with autism. It contains many practical ideas and strategies centred around interactive play and early social communication that can also be applied to school aged children if they are at an early stage... It is good value for money for departments on a budget.

Communication

This book offers a wealth of of strategies and will help parents to understand their child better and help them to improve their child's development and communication. This will also be useful to professionals working to support families with a child on the autism spectrum.

British Journal of Occupational Therapy

This book is written to address one of the major difficulties children with autism face; developing social empathy. The book supports individual early intervention in order to progress early communication skills. The text provides an overview on understanding autism and guides the reader through topics such as interactive play, teaching pointing, understanding language, developing spoken language and sharing conceptual play... The book provides a lovely, gentle way of comparing typical development of childhood communication to those with a diagnosis of autism. It is very easy to read and interweaves practical activities and strategies... The book is perfect for parents looking to understand a child who has a diagnosis of autism, and ways they can help develop the child's communication. It is an appropriate text for occupational therapists and professionals that are new to working with children with autism.

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