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A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know

 
 
 
 
A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know
Author: Fred R. Volkmar - Lisa A. Wiesner
ISBN 13: 9780470394731
ISBN 10: 470394730
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-08-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 628
List Price: $35.00
 
 

Authoritative answers to everyday questions about living and learning with autism

Filled with useful advice for parents and caregivers of children exhibiting autistic characteristics, A Practical Guide to Autism provides easy-to-access, reliable information regarding the selection of doctors, schools, services, and insurance, as well as day-to-day living in the family, school, and community.

Thorough and insightful, it presents lists of resources, both in print and on the Web—compiled by experts and reviewed by parents—for professionals and parents.

Written by Fred Volkmar, a leading authority on autism in the United States, and Lisa Wiesner, an experienced pediatrician with a special focus on pediatric autism, this timely guide provides reliable, accessible information and presents:

  • Detailed background on autism and related Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), including Asperger syndrome

  • Sound approaches to screening for conditions like autism

  • Helpful summaries such as "The 10 Most Preventable Health Problems" and "Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor at Every Visit"

  • Practical information on complementary and alternative treatments

  • Advice on evaluating school programs and services for children with autism

  • Unique coverage of medical and dental care of children with autism