Building and expanding upon the seminal book Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism, the editors once more sought out practitioners, researchers and parents who can provide practical, detailed information to help parents make more informed decisions about the children and adults in their care. There are chapters on the challenges of obtaining effective treatment and stories of professionals dedicated to helping people with autism and their families.
Other topics covered include: management of feeding problems; techniques for improving social skills; problem behaviors; incidental teaching procedures to promote spontaneous language; prompting and fading prompts; maximizing conversational skills; current information on the nature of autism; the political turmoil surrounding autism; and the myriad of current treatments for this disorder. With contributions from Pamela Dawson, Lora Perry, Dr. William Ahearn, Dr. Bridget Taylor, Dr. Richard Foxx and others, Making A Difference combines solid, data-based information with practical problem-solving strategies. A great tool for parents and professionals striving to maximize the achievements of individuals with autism.
Soft Cover, 250 pages, edited by Catherine Maurice, Richard Foxx and Gina Green.