Gold Winner in the 2009 National Parenting Publications Awards, Finalist in the 2008 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, and Gold Award Winner in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Award
Leave behind confusing textbooks and unreliable websites. This book will guide you through your child's early years by providing sound advice based on over twenty years of experience. In an easy-to-read, question-answer format, Dr. Jim explains what makes your child tick, how to get the most out of early intervention services, and how to choose the most effective treatment options.
Helpful features include:
- 10 Common Myths about Children with ASD,
- 7 Effective Teaching Strategies,
- 10 Behavior Rules to Live By, and
- Must-have EI Goals and Objectives for Children with ASD.
In a special how-to section in the book, Dr. Jim walks you through a typical day in the life of a young child with autism, from the time the child wakes up to the time he goes to bed. You will learn what to do (and not do), what to say (and not say), and how to use the strategies outlined in the book to teach your child new skills, manage behavior, and have fun while learning No matter what your level of "autism expertise," this is your game plan to start working with your child right away
About the Author
Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has been in the autism field for over twenty years providing educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. As President/CEO of JB Autism Consulting, he provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, and behavior management/assessment. Dr. Ball is the Director of Clinical Services for New York Families of Autistic Children (NYFAC), a private not-for-profit organization providing support and training for children and families in New York City. He is also a member of the New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC) Board of Trustees, and a member of the COSAC Professional Advisory Board. A past member of the Autism Society of America Board of Directors, he is currently co-chairperson of the ASA Panel of Professional Advisors and sits on the advisory board for the "Autism Asperger's Digest "magazine. Dr. Ball has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics related to autism, such as inclusion services, functional behavior assessment, social skills training, behavior management, direct instruction, sensory issues, and accountability. He has published in many of the above areas and authored the breakthrough book "Early Intervention and Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers."
“If you have a child with autism, Early Intervention & Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers will become an essential addition to your library, the book that sits at your bedside table, the one you open again and again when questions loom large. It explains early intervention, but it offers so much more…. Early Intervention & Autism gives parents the hands-on tools and strategies to start working effectively with a child, even before EI services kick in. Autism is a continuum; each child with ASD is unique. As Dr. Jim makes clear, there is no one-size-fits-all intervention. His focus is always on the child, treating the child, not the symptoms.”
Dr. Temple Grandin