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

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

Wendy L. Stone, Theresa Foy DiGeronimo (With)

ISBN: 978-0-787-98450-2 March 2006 Jossey-Bass 224 Pages

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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.
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.

" … 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)