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