When autism is diagnosed or suspected in young children, overwhelmed parents wonder where to turn and how to begin helping their child. Drs. Delmolino and Harris, experienced clinicians and ABA therapists, eliminate the confusion and guesswork by outlining the pivotal steps parents can take now to optimize learning and functioning for children ages 5 and younger. The book covers:
- early indicators of ASD in children
younger than 3 years
- behaviors of 3 to 5 year olds with a
- research about effective treatments &
- strategies for boosting play, communication & self-help skills
- support for the rest of the family
Case studies and a review of evidence-based interventions and proven practices help parents prepare a strong foundation for their child’s future development.
Written by Lara Delmolino, Ph.D., BCBA-D & Sandra L. Harris, Ph.D.
Lara Delmolino is Clinical Associate Professor at Rutgers University, and Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center.
Sandra Harris is Professor Emerita at Rutgers University, and Past Executive Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center.
Also by Lara Delmolino:
Solve Common Teaching Challenges in Children with Autism.