1st Edition

Parent's Quick Start Guide to Autism

By Noelle Balsamo, James W. Forgan Copyright 2022
    154 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    154 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    Parent’s Quick Start Guide to Autism provides parents and caregivers with an immediate overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and steps they can take to support and encourage their child.

    Each chapter is packed with detailed and helpful information, covering what to do at home and at school, how to avoid common mistakes, and how (and when) to seek professional help. Summary and resource sections at the end of each chapter give quick guidance to busy readers. Topics include occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interventions, and more.

    Offering straightforward, easy to understand, and evidence-based information, this book is a go-to resource for caregivers parenting a child with autism.

    Introduction, 1. Autism, 2. Effective Interventions and Unproven Therapies, 3. Medication, 4. Supplements and Nutrition, 5. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), 6. Speech and Language Therapy, 7. Occupational Therapy, 8. Physical Therapy and Exercise, 9. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 10. Toilet Training, Feeding and Sleeping, 11. Teacher Collaboration


    Noelle Balsamo is Assistant Professor of Special Education at Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, where she specializes in autism and related disabilities, behavior analysis, and parent education.

    James W. Forgan is Associate Professor of Special Education at Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, where he prepares teachers to teach kids with autism and related disabilities.