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ERIC Number: EJ837223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Supporting Parents: The Key to Effective Autism Therapy
Pullen, Lara C.
Exceptional Parent, v39 n4 p14-15, 20-21 Apr 2009
As a parent of a child with autism, he/she would sense that his/her role in a child's life transcends even the word "exceptional." The parents are the child's primary source of love, they meet the child's varied and challenging daily needs, and they likely direct, coordinate, and manage the child's treatment team of therapists, physicians, teachers, nutritionists, and others. To help parents do all this, the author talks about the support of family and friends and individuals on a therapy team who respond to the child, and presents some autism therapy information resources that can be used to educate parents and others. The author also encourages exceptional parents who are guiding the life of a child with autism to make their needs known and engage the members of their child's therapy team in an ongoing dialogue about the pros and cons of a variety of autism therapy approaches. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada