Reaching the Young Autistic Child
Contributions by: Miriam Stoppard
Autism is a complex condition of pervasive developmental delay. While physical development is age appropriate, intellectual/cognitive development and all social, communicative and emotional development are severely delayed. This book is a collection of useful ideas, activities, strategies games developed by the author from her many years of experience of working with young children with autistic features. Included are descriptions of the many excellent cognitive/behavioral methods currently available, finding from infant research and modern psychodynamic understanding, which are based on the underlying assumption that in any human being, including the most severely autistic child, there will be by definition some healthy developmental potential towards human contact and communication.
Publication Date: 5/1/2000