Cutting-edge research reveals that parents can play an enormous role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) connect with others and live as much as their potential. This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable, practical strategies you’ll be able to use each day. Nearly all young kids—including those with ASD—have a terrific capacity to be told. Drs. Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie Vismara make it surprisingly simple to turn day-to-day routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that focus on the most important 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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Mental health professionals, see also the authors’ related intervention manual, Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism, in addition to the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism (sold in sets of 15).