When you begin to realize that your child may not be developing normally, it is natural to be frightened and overwhelmed. But ignoring the problem will not help your child.
It can be difficult to find the information you need in a sea of resources, especially for a parent who is not familiar with autism terminology and treatments. This little book is the perfect way to get acquainted with autism and early intervention strategies.
You'll find answers to questions such as:
... What is autism?
... What are the signs of autism?
... Who is involved in my child's evaluation?
... What should I expect at the time of diagnosis?
... What are the goals of Early Intervention?
... How do I choose which treatments are right for my child?
The book also includes:
... Easy-to-read charts and tips
... Glossary of autism terms
... Annotated list of resources
Raun D. Melmed, MD, is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and Director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also co-founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Melmed has established physician training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental and behavioral concerns. He is currently investigating the genetics and phenotypes of autism, as well as the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.
89 pages. 2007