Making Sense of Autism
By (author) Travis Thompson
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Making Sense of Autism by Travis Thompson
Book DescriptionThis book will draw together the theoretical and practical sides of autism, and will discuss, in clear, easy-to-read terms, the importance of diagnosis, intervention, and treatment. This book provides the reader with a balanced understanding of the nature of autism spectrum disorders and the relationships between behavioral and neurobiological characteristics; explores implications of brain differences for early intervention and school transition strategies within an evidence-based practice framework; presents practical intervention approaches to emotional problems and challenging behavior in autism based on functional behavioral assessment and the role of medications; and examines the impact of autism on the family, and the central role of the family in intervention. The reader will become familiar with other disabilities that commonly co-exist with autism and the implications for intervention. Also, some of the reasons the field of autism has attracted questionable interventions and practical guidelines in evaluating the claims of proposed treatments are explored.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557669155
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Brookes Publishing Co
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Travis Thompson
Bringing ABA to Home, School, and Play for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities, Paperback (May 2013)
Use the proven ABA approach to support children from birth 5 with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. This practical, reader-friendly book gives you complete guidance on weaving ABA into everyday routines. 25 sample teaching plans incl"
Individualized Autism Intervention for Young Children, Paperback (June 2011)
This groundbreaking book helps professionals skillfully blend the best of two common autism intervention approaches-discrete trial instruction and naturalistic, incidental teaching-to meet the individual needs of young children with autism.
Freedom from Meltdowns, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by Travis Thompson
Daily meltdowns and tantrums are one of the biggest challenges of life with autism and related disorders - they have a devastating impact on children with autism and their whole families. This book helps understand meltdowns, stop them before they start, and improve quality of life for entire families.
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Author Biography - Travis Thompson
Travis Thompson is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
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