Step by step, Rules and Tools for Parenting Children With Autism and Related Disorders will guide parents' journey toward understanding their child and solve problems related to behavior.
Each child with autism is unique. Yet, children CAN learn, and with the 119 rules and tools presented here in their Parenting Toolbox, parents will now be able to help their child be successful. Using checklists, forms, and other practical tools, parents will eventually develop their child's personal MAP--Master Action Plan.
Judith Coucouvanis, MA, PMHCNS-BC, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has been a clinician for over 35 years, specializing in the treatment of children with developmental disabilities, severe behavior challenges, autism spectrum disorders and co-occurring conditions. She is a national speaker on topics of behavior management, social skills training, psychopharmacology, educational strategies, and toilet training. She is the author of Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-functioning Autism and Related Challenges, and the award-winning The Potty Journey: Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs.