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Beyond the Autism Diagnosis: A Professional's Guide to Helping Families (Paperback)
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Beyond the Autism Diagnosis: A Professional's Guide to Helping Families (Paperback)

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Paperback 425 Pages / Published: 30/05/2006
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Using clear, easy-to-understand language, this book offers professionals a wealth of information on how to develop effective partnerships with parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Topics covered include how to be more sensitive to families' needs, how to make one's assumptions cohere with families' assumptions, and how best to approach controversial topics in treatment and research. The book is divided into three sections. The first section lays out some of the confusions in communication that can occur between professionals and parents. The second section explores situations during which parents and professionals have opportunities to build strong working relationships on behalf of children with ASD. Finally, the third section treats the sensitive topic of how professionals may best help families cope with the short- and long-term concerns that arise with ASD.

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781557667519
Number of pages: 425
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

"A helpful, hopeful volume that belongs on the bookshelf of every student studying children with ASD and every professional working with children with ASD and their families."--Ilene S. Schwartz"Professor and Chair, Area of Special Education, University of Washington" (04/16/2007)
"With keen insight and sensitivity, O'Brien and Daggert have produced an essential guide . . . well attuned to the needs of all who care for children with [autism]."--Robert Naseef, Ph.D."Psychologist, author of Special Children, Challenged Parents, co-editor, Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People With Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom." (04/16/2007)
"Finally, a book on diagnosis and service delivery that puts families and their expertise at the center of the discussion! . . . The words and ideas of parents themselves make this a must-have resource."--Paula Kluth (04/16/2007)
"Invaluable . . . not only identifies the concerns of families with a child with a disability in all areas of life but provides specific strategies for dealing with them."--Mary McHugh"Author of Special Siblings: Growing Up with Someone with a Disability" (04/16/2007)
"Bridges the gap that often exists between the professionals committed to helping children with autism and the parents who love them. Professionals who read this book will come away with a new understanding of the frustrations, joys and challenges many parents face in their journey through the world of autism." --Andi Ives

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