Reaching the Young Autistic Child

Reclaiming Non-Autistic Potential Through Communicative Strategies and Games: A Practical Resource Book for Parents, Nursery Workers, Early Years Teachers and Others

By Sibylle Janert

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.

184 pages

Publication Date: 5/1/2000
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781853434983