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Teaching Your Child with Love and Skill

Teaching Your Child with Love and Skill

A Guide for Parents and Other Educators of Children with Autism, including Moderate to Severe Autism

Joyce Show

Paperback: £15.99 / $24.95

2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-876-6, BIC 2: VFX VFJD JNSG2

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Parents of children with autism can often feel out of their depth when it comes to nurturing their child's learning and development. This book helps parents to make sense of the baffling array of educational interventions available, showing how to adapt different strategies to meet the specific needs of their child, including those with moderate to severe autism.

Guided by love, faith and unwavering resolve, Joyce Show offers practical advice based on her experiences as both a mother and a physician. She takes the reader by the hand through all the steps of cognitive, social, and emotional development from initial engagement to abstract thinking, and provides straightforward primers for popular interventions such as Floortime and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Parents will learn how to motivate play, build up communication, deal with challenging behaviors, and teach important everyday life skills, while growing in a trusting relationship with their child.

This book offers encouragement and guidance to the parents of any child on the autism spectrum whether high or low functioning, as well as the teachers, therapists, family members, and friends who support them.

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Choosing the right teaching interventions for your child with autism

21 May 2012

Joyce Show is a Harvard/MIT trained physician and mother of seven children, including a son with severe autism. Here, she explains some of the different teaching strategies discussed in her new book, Teaching Your Child with Love and Skill, and why it is so important to tailor an intervention to the individual child. How has your...