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Making Sense of Autism

You’ll learn to see the world through the eyes of children with autism and skillfully address the issues they and their families face on a daily basis. An essential resource to share with parents once you’re at it yourself. Think of this book as your “autism primer”-the one you need to read first to get a solid, balanced understanding of what autism is, how it affects behavior and learning and what you can do to effectively work with children with autism from their preschool years through elementary school. Expertly clarifying research and science, highly respected autism researcher and clinician Travis Thompson helps you make sense of brain development and differences in children with autism types of early intervention and assessment commonly prescribed medications and their effects controversies surrounding autism treatments positive behavior support families’ complex perspectives and challenges disabilities associated with autism, such as fragile X syndrome and ADHD.

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