A guide that explains the evaluations, diagnoses and treatments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
You'll find answers to questions such as:
What is autism? What are the signs of autism?
Who is involved in my child's evaluation?
What are the goals of Early Intervention?
How do I choose which treatments are right for my child?
Author: Raun D Melmed, MD - is a developmental and behavioural paediatrician and has established physician training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental and behavioural concerns.
"In our Early Intervention program, we use this book as a "first resource" for families when there are concerns that their child might have characteristics of autism spectrum disorder. It is written in simple, understandable language and gives parents some much-needed information on what the process might look like for obtaining evaluations, receiving a diagnosis, and receiving treatment. Feedback from our families regarding the usefulness of this book has been very positive." - Amy