A parent's guide to building interaction and language skills for children with autism spectrum disorder or social communication difficulties
Updated to reflect the most current view on naturalistic models of communication, this beautifully illustrated guidebook provides a step-by-step guide for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and other social communication difficulties. Presented in a user friendly format, the book's research-based strategies show parents how to turn everyday activities with their child into opportunities for interaction and communication. Also invaluable for SLP/Ts and other professionals who provide service to children with ASD and their families.
The Hanen Centre designed the More Than Words autism book and companion DVD specifically for parents of children on the autism spectrum ages five and under.
If your child is on a waiting list for speech and language services, or if you're looking for ways to build communication into the everyday activities you do with your child, More Than Words can show you how to make every second count in the early years of your child's life.
The aim of More Than Words is to provide you with the knowledge and strategies you need to help your child reach the following three goals:
... Improved social skills
... The ability to engage in back-and-forth interactions
... Improved understanding of language
What makes More Than Words so powerful is that it uses the everyday activities you're already doing with your child, so that nothing ever feels forced or unnatural.
Equipped with simple tips and practical strategies, you'll be able to easily tweak the way you interact with your child to create productive and enjoyable learning opportunities. All the while, you'll be connecting with your child and having fun together.
Here's an example of a More Than Words strategy that will enable you to use the activities you already do with your child to help him better understand what you say and do:
Intervention Strategy from Hanen's Autism Resources for Children"R.O.C.K. in your Routine"
Repeat what you say and do;
Offer opportunities for your child to take a turn;
Cue your child to take his turn; and
Keep it fun! Keep it going!
Unlike other books on autism, More Than Words is a resource you'll want to refer back to on a regular basis for fresh new ideas to help your child communicate.
424 pages. 2012
Catalog # 27784
Special Needs Project is the authorized Hanen distributor in the United States and Latin America.
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