Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 January 1998

368 Pages | 7 line illus.

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195119176

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The World of the Autistic Child

Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Bryna Siegel

The World of the Autistic Child is by far the most complete and comprehensive book ever written for the parents of autistic children, and for the teachers, child specialists, and other professionals who care for them. Dr. Bryna Siegel provides help and hope not only for the children, but for their families--the parents, grandparents, siblings, and other caregivers who must come to grips with their own grief and confusion following a diagnosis of autism or other related disorder.
Straightforward and sympathetic, Dr. Siegel guides readers through the thicket of symptoms and labels, explaining the crucial importance of intensive early education, and how to find the resources and help that are currently available. The book gives clear and insightful information on topics such as behavior modification, the development of daily living skills, guidelines for selecting and designing schooling, mainstreaming, the role of traditional academics in educating higher functioning children and young people, building effective parent-teacher relationships, psychoactive medications, and dealing with the possibility of residential placement.
Pulling together a wealth of much needed information on the latest educational and medical advances, The World of the Autistic Child is a superb guide and resource that no one who cares about autistic or developmentally disabled young people will want to be without.