Item description for Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Teresa A. Cardon...
Research suggests an early start is the key to a successful intervention for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. What many don't know is that 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 such an all-pervasive area as communication. This book does not advocate that parents steer clear of therapists and specialists. Instead, it attempts to put more control in the parents' hands. Without adding to parents' already busy schedules, Teresa Cardon, a speech language pathologist and author of best-selling Let's Talk Emotions (see page 33), 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. If your child is currently receiving several therapies, or if you are trying on your own to help encourage and foster communication interactions with your child, take the tools you find helpful in this book and make sure that a "family-centered" approach is part of your weekly regime. If your child is one of the thousands who have been "wait-listed" for services, wait no more - the tools are at your fingertips!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN 1931282323 ISBN13 9781931282321
Availability 0 units.
More About Teresa A. Cardon
Teresa Cardon, M.A. CCC-SLP has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for over 16 years. Teresa has worked in a variety of settings, including public schools, and has assisted thousands of families and their children as they work to increase their social communication skills. Teresa provides interactive and motivating workshops internationally. Teresa is currently pursuing her PhD. in Speech & Hearing Science with an emphasis in autism and works as a Faculty Research Associate at Arizona State University. Teresa has written many articles on communication strategies and is the author of Initiations and Interactions (2006) and Let's Talk Emotions (2004). Her third book, Top Ten Tips: A Survival Guide for Families of Children with ASD, is soon to be published.
Teresa A. Cardon currently resides in Phoenix, in the state of Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders?
A superb supplementary resource Jun 9, 2007
Written by Teresa A. Cardon, MA, CCC-SLP, and director of the Speech & Language Department at the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center of Phoenix, Arizona, Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a no-nonsense, easy-to-follow handbook emphasizing the development of communication skills in one's child and creating a communication-friendly environment in one's home. Chapters discuss the importance of focusing on interacting with one's child during an activity, not the activity itself; how to turn books and story time into interaction time; how to make visual supports (lamination is recommended for long-term durability), and much more. "I can't talk about cuing without including the ever-popular 'raised-eyebrow wait' as it has come to be known around my clinic... mouth open, eyebrows raised, eyes wide open looking very expectant. Since this expression is so universally used, it is probably the most natural thing we can do to prompt a child to take his turn. Of course, it is not always enough of a prompt and that is why the 'Watch & Wait' strategy and the previous prompts are so important." A superb supplementary resource for parents, educators, and anyone who interacts with young children - though created specifically for interacting with autism spectrum children, many of the tips and techniques are sure to help children of all types develop language skills.
Back to essentials Feb 27, 2007
Hands on book, full of common sense and with many great activities to enhance communication in children with autism. Many of the activities can be easily fit in both classroom setting and family environment.