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ERIC Number: ED491771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 368
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5576-6751-9
Beyond the Autism Diagnosis: A Professional's Guide to Helping Families
O'Brien, Marion; Daggett, Julie A.
Brookes Publishing Company
After a child's autism diagnosis, how can therapists, educators, and early interventionists best support parents and caregivers? This book is filled with the first-hand parent feedback professionals need to answer this critical question. Building on their research project that captured the experiences of more than 60 families, the authors reflect on excerpts from dozens of interviews that reveal parents' needs, concerns, beliefs, and dreams. Through these candid revelations and the authors' expert commentary, professionals will increase their understanding of the parent experience so they can provide the best possible services for children and families. This book is organized into three sections. The first section, About Autism Spectrum Disorders, contains the following chapters: (1) Talking about Autism Spectrum Disorders; (2) Listening to Parents; and (3) Belief Systems about Autism Spectrum Disorders. The second section, Building Partnerships between Parents and Professionals, contains the next chapters: (4) Conducting Assessments; (5) Communicating Assessment Results to Families; (6) Intervention and Educational Programming; and (7) Helping Parents and Professionals Work Together. The third section, Helping Families Live with Autism Spectrum Disorders, contains the following chapters: (8) Parenting a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder; (9) The Rest of the Family; and (10) Looking to the Future. The following are appended: (1) The Research Behind this Book; and (2) Sample Forms. An epilogue and index are also included. [This book was published by Brookes Publishing Company.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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