Making Sense of Autism

By Travis Thompson, Ph.D. Brookes Publishing / 2007
Paperback / 280 pages
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When you're working with children who have autism, you're sure to have questions about a wide range of issues: challenging behavior, interventions, medications, effective partnerships with parents, and the nature of the disorder itself.

Think of this book as your "autism primer"—the one you need to read first to get a solid, balanced understanding of what autism is, how it affects behavior and learning, and what you can do to effectively work with children with autism from their preschool years through elementary school.

Expertly clarifying research and science, highly respected autism researcher and clinician Travis Thompson helps you make sense of

* brain development and differences in children with autism

* types of early intervention and assessment

* commonly prescribed medications and their effects

* controversies surrounding autism treatments

* positive behavior support

* families' complex perspectives and challenges

* disabilities associated with autism, such as fragile X syndrome, dyslexia, and ADHD

* curricular and environmental adaptations

With the reliable, accessible research in this enlightening resource, you'll learn to see the world through the eyes of children with autism and skillfully address the issues they and their families face on a daily basis. An essential resource to share with parents once you've read it yourself.