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Autism Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders

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45 critical topics every parent and teacher must understand about autism.

Serving and advocating for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) requires parents, teachers, and other caretakers to gather and understand a massive amount of information. Autism Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders offers concise, reader-friendly articles that provide answers to the most pertinent questions related to educating and parenting children with autism.

The entries explain and give practical advice on topics including the educational process; programs and therapy; issues in communication, behavior, and social skills; promoting living skills, friendships, and inclusion; and caring for adults with autism. Current research and emerging issues also are discussed.

Each entry contains a glossary of key terms and suggested resources for more information. Topics are cross-referenced for easy access to related articles within the book. The book provides parents and teachers with the information they need to help ensure success for children with ASD.

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Book details

  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Prufrock Press; Edition Unstated edition (March 1, 2009)
  • English
  • 7
  • Health, Fitness & Dieting

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  • By Arthur Caldarola on June 29, 2010

    This is an encyclopedia, not a manual or guide that can be read from cover to cover. I found it hard to use.

  • By Billymay on August 2, 2010

    The book covers a lot of good topics on ASD and special education. I found it very useful for my son's first IEP meeting.

  • By Andrea on March 14, 2014

    I used this book for a college research paper. I, too have a child that is autistic and I found some sections very useful and some sections not so useful.I am constantly reading and seeking information for autism. The opening of the book gives you information on how to use the book. It's for parents, teachers, grandparents, caretakers, etc... that need answers to an overwhelming diagnoses. The book is not in A-Z format but organized by topic such as "What are Autism Spectrum Disorders?", "Understanding Special Education" and "Programs for Young Children with Autism" just to name a few. There is an alphabetized index to access autism terms.As another customer wrote that she liked it because it helped in preparing for her child's IEP meeting, it can also help the special education specialist in addressing concerns or questions. There is no unnecessary jargon as the book states and there isn't. It's written for the parents and helping them to understand, educate, and empower others.The entries are organized into 10 topics:Section 1 gives overview of ASDSection 2 explains the education systemSection 3 are programs for young children with autismSection 4 issues in communicationSection 5 issues in behaviorSection 6 issues in social skillsSection 7 living skillsSection 8 friendship and inclusionsSection 9 transitioning into the adult worldThe section that I did not really read or look over was section 4. Simply because my son is 12 years old and does not have problems in communication. However looking that section over I found it interesting because there are many ways to help a child with autism communicate. There is sign language or as the book puts it "any kind of understood hand signs to represents words and phrases. There is augmentative and alternative communication which is any communication that requires the use of something other than a person's own body, such as using letters or symbols to point to. The last part is assistive technology which is a communications device such as computer programs, cue pictures, and other types of special video equipment.The sections that I found most helpful were 5 and 6. And yes what the book says is true when many children with autism insist on having things the same way time after time, day after day. Try and makes things less chaotic by having a daily routine that will give the child some kind of comfort and being relaxed. Try to keep things predicable and introduce changes gradually.Unfortunately social skills are hard to understand for a child with ASD. Use pictures, words, and other visual cues to help them understand. Also in helping with social skills you could watch the child play with other children, being sure to help along them along the way by giving redirection, reminders.I think the only disappointment in this book was that I did not see any help with medications. On what to ask a pediatrician or other specialist. When is medication right for the child or is it right? Yes, it gives what to look for and what are the five signs indicating a need for testing.Overall, if you are parent and need some help and a better understand of autism then I would recommend this.

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