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Does My Child Have Autism?: A Parent s Guide to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders

ISBN: 978-0-7879-8450-2
224 pages
March 2006, Jossey-Bass
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Does My Child Have Autism? is a question so many parents are asking themselves today. Is he avoiding eye contact? Why can’t she talk? Is my child’s development normal or does he have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Parents know that if their child is somewhere on that spectrum, they need to intervene as early as possible to maximize the benefits of early intervention. This groundbreaking book, by one of the foremost experts, teachers, and clinicians in the field, provides a guide for parents about what to look for at home at twenty-four months or even earlier, what to do, and how to get the right kind of help from doctors, counselors, therapists, and other professionals.
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Preface.

1. What Exactly Are Autism Spectrum Disorders?

2. What Should I Look For?

3. The Early Diagnostic Process.

4. Early Intervention Is Your Child's Best Hope for the Future.

5. Working with Your Child at Home.

Epilogue.

Appendix A. Diagnostic Criteria for Autistic Disorder.

Appendix B. Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT).

Notes.

Resources.

About the Authors.

Index.

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Wendy L. Stone, Ph.D., is a professor of pediatrics and psychology and human development at Vanderbilt University and an investigator at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. She founded and directs the Vanderbilt Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, where she has continuing frontline clinical experience with a broad variety of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Her primary research interests are in early identification and early intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, M.Ed., is the coauthor of How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things, Launching Our Black Children for Success, College of the Overwhelmed, and other books from Jossey-Bass.

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" … gives advice on how to spot the traits of autism in a child and how to get the right help from doctors, counsellors, therapists and other professionals." (Children now, April 2006)
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