Working with Parents of a Newly Diagnosed Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for Professionals

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Published UK, 2012
Drawing on extensive research and interviews with families of children recently diagnosed with ASD, the authors explain how to pass on key information to parents in an accurate and meaningful way, and how to build good working parent-professional partnerships. They provide strategies for helping families understand the options and make informed decisions about early intervention programs; set realistic goals; work through any communication, behaviour or sensory issues; strengthen family support networks; and develop effective parenting strategies that build upon the strengths of the child.

Deb Keen is Associate Dean of Research at the Australian Catholic University. Sylia Rodger is Head of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland.
Paperback. 256 pages


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