Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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- Publication Date:
- January 1, 2007
- Print Length:
- 81 pages
Research shows that an early start is the key to successful intervention for children with an autism spectrum disorder. Research also shows that for most early intervention programs to be effective, they must involve a child's primary caregivers, especially when it comes to communication. Without adding to parents' already busy schedules, Cardon, a speech language pathologist, discusses the importance of creating a communication environment in the home. Simple, everyday tools include deliberate use of books, toys, visual schedules, and labeling among others. Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders does not advocate that parents steer clear of therapists and specialists. Instead, it puts more control in the parents' hands.
I knew from the title of this book Initiations and Interactions that its philosophical perspective and focus were right on. It did not disappoint! Written in an engaging and approachable style, this book provides parents and professionals alike with best practice ideas for promoting communication and language development, and it does so in a manner that is eminently respectful of the family s crucial role in early intervention. --Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Editor-in-Chief, Autism Spectrum Quarterly
Social communication is a critical priority for children with ASD. INITIATIONS AND INTERACTIONS provides many helpful suggestions and activities for parents and professionals that will support their efforts in enhancing social communication for children with ASD. --Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, director of Childhood Communications Services, Adjunct Professor, Center for the Study of Human Development, Brown University