An early start for your child with autism : using everyday activities to help kids connect, communicate and learn

By: Rogers, Sally J.
Contributor(s): Dawson, Geraldine | Vismara, Laurie A.
Publisher: New York, NY Guilford Press 2012Description: x, 341 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781609184704.Subject(s): CHILDREN | AUTISM | PRESCHOOLERS | TODDLERS | PARENTING | EARLY INTERVENTION | COMMUNICATION | SOCIAL INTERACTION | JOINT ATTENTION | PLAY | SPEECH DEVELOPMENT
Contents:
Part I Getting started 1. Setting up your child's early intervention program 2. Taking care of yourself and your family 3. How your early efforts can help your child engage with others and boost your child's learning Part II Everyday strategies to help your child engage, communicate, and learn 4. Step into the spotlight: capturing your child's attention 5. Find the smile!: having fun with sensory social routines 6. It takes two to tango: building back-and-forth interactions 7. Talking bodies: the importance of nonverbal communication 8. "Do what I do!": helping your child learn by imitating 9. Let's get technical: how children learn 10. The joint attention triangle: sharing interests with others 11. It's playtime! 12. Let's pretend! 13. Moving into speech 14. Putting it all together|Appendix: Toys, materials and books for your young child with autism|Resources|Index|About the authors
Summary: "Cutting edge research reveals that parents can play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders connect with others and live up to their potential. This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable, practical strategies you can use every day... Vivid examples illustrate proven techniques for promoting play, language and engagement." - BOOK JACKETReview: Points out that nearly all young children, including those with ASD, have an amazing capacity to learn and the authors make it surprisingly simple to turn daily routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that target crucial developmental skills. Includes illustrative case study examples and quotes from parent interviews throughout the book as well as providing an activity checklist after each learning strategy description.
List(s) this item appears in: Autism 0-5 Free book.Updated Sept 2020 | Autism spectrum disorder for families. July 2018 F | ECE For parents (Cat) June 19 | Speech Delay - Andy Dunn
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Part I Getting started
1. Setting up your child's early intervention program
2. Taking care of yourself and your family
3. How your early efforts can help your child engage with others and boost your child's learning
Part II Everyday strategies to help your child engage, communicate, and learn
4. Step into the spotlight: capturing your child's attention
5. Find the smile!: having fun with sensory social routines
6. It takes two to tango: building back-and-forth interactions
7. Talking bodies: the importance of nonverbal communication
8. "Do what I do!": helping your child learn by imitating
9. Let's get technical: how children learn
10. The joint attention triangle: sharing interests with others
11. It's playtime!
12. Let's pretend!
13. Moving into speech
14. Putting it all together|Appendix: Toys, materials and books for your young child with autism|Resources|Index|About the authors

"Cutting edge research reveals that parents can play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders connect with others and live up to their potential. This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable, practical strategies you can use every day... Vivid examples illustrate proven techniques for promoting play, language and engagement." - BOOK JACKET

Points out that nearly all young children, including those with ASD, have an amazing capacity to learn and the authors make it surprisingly simple to turn daily routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that target crucial developmental skills.

Includes illustrative case study examples and quotes from parent interviews throughout the book as well as providing an activity checklist after each learning strategy description.

Patron comment on 06/10/2015

Parent focussed. Well laid out. For parents with children under 4 years of age. Practical tips for supporting child to learn. Evidence based information on autism. (May be too wordy and long winded for some parents.)

Patron comment on 03/07/2015

Excellent text. Describes the brain differences very well in easy to understand terms and lots of practical suggestions for parents. Designed for parents with toddlers. A great first book if you get a diagnosis early enough.

Patron comment on

This book gives a lot of practical ideas. It's useful. It gives a lot of explanation, suggestions and insights regarding ASD, how ASD could be challenged. However it is a big book that needs time to read carefully and absorb.

Patron comment on

Wonderful book. Has helped me with many strategies with my son.

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