This book on autism for parents and practitioners starts with an introduction dealing with 'frequently asked questions'. Chapter two discusses diagnoses and labelling; there is a chapter on understanding autistic spectrum disorders, and others covering educational goals and specialist approaches, working with parents, building communication skills, developing social understanding and play and, finally, managing behaviour.
Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Early Years
"A book of great insight into the experiences of those who indicate ASD. Clearly explained from a number of points of view including the pupils', this short and readable book does much to encourage understanding and empathy.Scenarios are described and the child reaction to them, explained by the pupil's lack of skills in specific areas. This then allows the application of strategies that are based upon understanding the reasons behind the behaviour, which promote the clearest chance of success."
"Dr Rita Jordan is a well-known authority in this field. It is short enough to be read as a whole, to gain an overview, but it also contains enough practical guidance to be used afterwards as a reference guide for aspects of the curriculum or to deal with certain problems."