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Engaging Autism Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think

ISBN-10: 0738210943
ISBN-13: 9780738210940
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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Grateful parents and professionals worldwide have welcomed this essential guide to the highly recommended Floortime approach for treating children with any of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now available in paperback, Engaging Autism includes new, exciting information on neuroscience research into the effects of this approach, plus guidance for parents navigating the controversies surrounding the treatment of autism. Unlike approaches that focus on changing specific behavior, Greenspan's program promotes the building blocks of healthy emotional and behavioral development. He shows that, remarkably, children with ASD do not have a fixed, limited potential, and may often join their peers to lead full, psychologically healthy lives. The Floortime approach can also be applied at any ageincluding early infancy, when the first signs of risk for ASD may appearso that preventing the full development of autism becomes a real possibility.

Introduction: We Can Do Better
Improving the Prognosis of Asid: Myths, Facts, Early Signs, and a New Framework
Redefining Autism and the Way we Treat It
Myths and Misdiagnoses of ASD, Including Asperger�s Syndrome
Early and Ongoing Sign�s of ASD Identifying and Helping Babies and Children at Risk
New Goals Children with ASD: The DIR/Floortime Model
Families First
The �Family First� Inititive
Fostering Attention and Engagement: Bringing Your Child into a Shared World
Encouraging Two-Way Communication and Social Problem-Solving
Symbols, Ideas, and Words
Logical Thinking and the Real World
Higher Levels of Abstract and Reflective Thinking
Unique Biologies, 1: Experencing the World Through the Senses
Unique Biologies, II: Visual and Auditory Challenges
Floortime
Floortime as a Family Approach
Floortime: What It Is and What It Isn�t
Floortime: All the Time Everywhere: Creating Learning Environments
The Hardest Part of Floortime: Following the Child�s Lead and Challenging the Child at the Same Time
Working with Older Children, Adolescents, and Adults with ASD, I: A Lifetime of Learning, written with Henry Mann, M.D.
Working with Older Children, Adolescents, and Adults with ASD, II: Creating Learning Communities
Assessment and Intervention: The DIR Model
Assessment: The DIR/Floortime Approach
A Comprehensive Intervention Program Using the DIR/Floortime Approach
Educational Approaches That Promote Thinking, Communicating, and Academic Progress
Overcoming Difficult Symptoms
Scripting and Echolalia
Self-Stimulation, Sensation Craving, Overactivity, and Avoidant Behavior
Meal time, Toilet Training, Getting Dresses, and Coping with New Challenges
Behavior Problems
Coping with Feelings
Meltdowns and Regressions
Developing Social Skills
Outcome Studies of the DIR Model
How Autism Develops: The DIR Theory
Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Relating and Communicating
References
About the Authors
Index

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