ERIC Number: ED491323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Early Start for Young Children with Autism/PDD: Practical Interventions
McConnell, Kathleen; Ryser, Gail R.
Early Start for Young Children with Autism/PDD provides teachers, parents, therapists, and caregivers with intervention strategies for young children with autism or another pervasive developmental disorder. This product focuses specifically on young children ages 2 through 5 and meets the recommendations of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Specifically, the strategies presented in this book: are techniques that can be implemented for children as young as 2 years; can be used by teachers and parents as they seek to provide adequate hours of programming; focus on communication; incorporate social instruction into everyday situations; l incorporate play designed to increase cognitive development; offer proactive approaches designed to teach good behavior. The ideas offered here are easy and practical to implement. Most suggestions can be tried at school and home with little or no equipment or prior training. This is a charmingly illustrated guide for establishing and implementing interventions that is filled with many reproducible forms. Early Start for Young Children with Autism/PDD is a great resource for early interventionists, preschool teachers, and parents. [Illustrated by Jenny Loehr.]
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Young Children, Cognitive Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Relationship, Play, Child Behavior
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
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