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An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn
Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
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Cutting-edge research reveals that parents can play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) connect with others and live up to their potential. This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable, practical strategies you can use every day. Nearly all young kids - including those with ASD - have an amazing capacity to learn.

Drs. Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie Vismara make it surprisingly simple to turn daily routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that target crucial developmental skills. Vivid examples illustrate proven techniques for promoting play, language, and engagement. Get an early start - and give your child the tools to explore and enjoy the world.

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©2012 The Guilford Press (P)2018 Tantor

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"Easy to read, highly informative, and packed with useful strategies, this is a wonderful resource for parents." (Fred R. Volkmar, MD, coauthor of A Practical Guide to Autism)

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Feels like a book to help with babies-toddlers

This book is a good resource, however, I felt that it talk to how to help younger (ages 0-2) children for the most part. I didn't find that it had a lot for me. I feel that a second volume of this sort of book should be written to more handle the challenges of a 4-6 year-old with ASD.

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  • Momma263103
  • 2019-08-25

Exactly what I was looking for!

This is a practical guide book for parents. It has specific steps and examples. Love it and this book is exactly what I was looking for. Cannot recommend it enough! Thank you for writing for parents!

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  • 2019-11-20

annoying narration

This book is packed with numerous suggestions for working with kids with autism. However, the narrator's voice is sappy sweet with numerous changes in inflection. it sounds like she was reading a book to grade-schoolers encouraging them to brush their teeth. Although I liked the suggestions, I was not able to finish the book due to the narration.