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Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) (Paperback)
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An essential guide to the highly recommended Floortime approach for treating children with any of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
From the renowned child psychiatrist who developed the groundbreaking Floortime approach for children with autism spectrum disorder, Engaging Autism is a clear, compassionate road-map for parents. Unlike approaches that focus on changing specific behavior, Dr. Greenspan's program promotes the building blocks of healthy emotional and behavioral development, showing that children with ASD do not have a fixed, limited potential, and may often join their peers to lead full, healthy lives. With practical advice for every scenario you may face with your autistic child at any age -- including sensory craving, overactivity, avoidant behavior, eating, toilet training, developing social skills and more -- Engaging Autism offers hope for families and redefines how we see children with ASD.
About the Author
Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School. His books include The Growth of the Mind, The Challenging Child, and The Child with Special Needs. He died in 2010.
Serena Wieder, PhD, is the Clinical Director and a founding member of the Profectum Foundation and the cofounder of the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning Disorders.
"The book contains many useful ideas and thought-provoking theories...As a general guide offering practical examples and explanations, Engaging Autism will be a welcome reference work for many."—Curled Up with a Good Book
"A must read for parents, caregivers, teachers, physicians, psychologists and psychiatrists who have been frustrated in their attempts to help young and older children with autism. Its methods will give all of them more than just a ray of hope."—Blogcritics.org
"For parents looking for new ways to work with their autistic children, this book would be extremely helpful."
—Mid-Ohio Valley Parent
"This large, useful book offers a good overview of ASD."—Toronto Globe & Mail