- By Fern Sussman Robin Baird Lewis

More Than Words: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Title: More Than Words: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Author: Fern Sussman Robin Baird Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780921145141
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • More Than Words Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder More Than Words presents a step by step guide for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder in an extensive practical and user friendly format Strategies are drawn from current research to h

    More Than Words presents a step by step guide for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder in an extensive, practical, and user friendly format Strategies are drawn from current research to help children develop advanced communication skills, focusing on helping the child reach the following four goals 1 improved two way interaction, 2 mature and conMore Than Words presents a step by step guide for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder in an extensive, practical, and user friendly format Strategies are drawn from current research to help children develop advanced communication skills, focusing on helping the child reach the following four goals 1 improved two way interaction, 2 mature and conventional ways of communication, 3 better skills in communicating for social purposes and finally, 4 improved understanding of language Wonderfully illustrated and with chapters divided into four color coded stages of communication, this book was developed for The Hanen Program For Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Highlights Of More Than Words How your child communicates and the next steps to take How your child learns best What motivates your child to communicate How to turn everyday activities into opportunities for learning to communicate How to use pictures and print to help your child s understanding How to talk so your child can understand you How to develop your child s play skills Why your child behaves in certain ways and what you can do about these behaviours How to help your child make friends

    1 thought on “More Than Words: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    1. This is the second time I've read this book. It was good to find that we were already implementing most of the suggestions. I picked up a handful of things that will be useful now my son has progressed a bit further, and will have another flick through when he reaches the Partner stage.There is a cutdown version of this book called "You Make The Difference In Helping Your Child Learn" by H. Ayala Manolson which covers the same ground more succinctly. Unless you find reading textbooks relaxing, o [...]

    2. this is an amazing book, and the course you can do along side it is brillant. I have 2 young children with autism. before I done the course and read the book, my 3 year old daughter couldn't talk much. now only 3 months on she has improved massively, has lots of words, lots more understanding, and is a much happier child now she can get her point made. and It's all down to this book. I'd strongly recommend this book to any parent of a child with autism. it has helped us so much.

    3. Wow. A book that combines all the useful tidbits I picked up with early intervention, special preschool, and helpful advice. This book covers how to improve communication no matter where you are starting out. Non-verbal? Mostly independent communicator? Somewhere in between? Excellent informative read.

    4. I am currently reading this because as some people, including my friends may know, my younger sister Mel is autistic. ***Update: This is too childish for Mel. For one, we have found out that her condition is not as severe as autism, but she does have a mild speech disorder. She can speak a lot more than what this book helps with, though.

    5. This is a phenomenal book about how to reach out to a child with autism. It shows how to involve them in life and lots of direction to make connections with mom and dad and siblings. It made a world of difference to us.

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