Elsevier Australia, 2005 - 310 páginas
Gives parents and carers detailed up-to-date information about autistic disorders by providing practical suggestions and strategies, incorporating the latest teaching methods, to assist in the understanding and management of people with autism at home, in educational programs and in the community. It discusses the unique learning styles, sensory sensitivities, different motivations and relative strengths in visual processing and rote memory skills of children and adults with autism.
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Chapter Current Trends
Chapter Impairments Linked to Autism
Chapter Impairments in Communication
Chapter Impairments of Social Relating
Chapter Restricted Rigid and Repetitive Patterns of Behaviours or Interests
Chapter Diagnosis and Assessment
Thinking and Learning Styles
Understanding Emotions and Feelings
Positive Behaviour Supports
Programming for Change
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