Let's Talk:Navigating Communication Services and Supports for Your Young Child with Autism

58714b944264d.jpg Author Donia Fahim Ph.D. and Rhea Paul Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Isbn 9781598571202
File size 6MB
Year 2015
Pages 216
Language English
File format PDF
Category Family and Friendship

Book Description:

Communication is often a parent's number-one concern when a young child is diagnosed with autism. With so many interventions available, how can families be sure they're choosing the best option for their child? This accessible, straightforward book gives you the practical knowledge that you need to evaluate communication therapies and treatments—and make sound decisions rooted in evidence-based practice. A practical resource from trusted experts on autism and communication, this book covers everything from autism fundamentals to the specifics of developing an individualized treatment plan for children birth to five. With the research-based knowledge and real-world guidance in these pages, you will be a well-informed advocate ready to provide the best support for your child on the spectrum.


  • arm yourselves with essential knowledge about autism and how it's diagnosed
  • understand the range of social communication behaviors you might see in your child
  • learn the how and why of developmental assessments
  • choose evidence-based treatments and interventions that address your child's specific communication needs
  • support your child's development of key skills, such as motor imitation, joint attention, play, and spontaneous communication
  • make the most of available educational services, including IEPs and IFSPs
  • partner effectively with SLPs, OTs, special educators, and paraprofessionals
  • navigate the complex emotions associated with a child’s autism diagnosis

PRACTICAL MATERIALS: A sample Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) Form, a Setting Events-Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence Chart (SABC), helpful glossaries of educational terms and evidence-based practice terms, sample Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)



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