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Understanding Autism: The Essential Guide for Parents

Understanding Autism: The Essential Guide for Parents

Author: Katrina Williams
Series: Empower
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This is the essential reference for parents and carers of children with autism. Written by two leading experts in the field, this updated edition covers everything from the causes of autism to how it manifests at the various ages and stages of a child's life, as well as diet and nutrition, the importance of self-care for parents, how to cope with common problematic behaviours, conditions that can often appear in conjunction with autism (such as anxiety and depression), and how best to manage the child's transition to adulthood. The authors' warm, supportive voice reassures parents throughout, sorting fact from myth as they provide all the key information in a clear, easily understood format.
Author description
Professor Katrina Williams is a paediatrician, public health physician and an internationally recognized clinical epidemiologist. She is the APEX Australia Chair of Developmental Medicine at the University of Melbourne and the Director of the Department of Developmental Medicine at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Her current research focus is on autism, and she is a founding member and executive committee member of the Australasian Society for Autism Research.
Table of contents
Foreword
Chapter 1: What is autism?
Chapter 2: Meet some individuals with autism
Chapter 3: Assessment and diagnosis
Chapter 4: Looking after yourself
Chapter 5: The toddler and preschool years
Chapter 6: Problems in the preschool years
Chapter 7: The primary school years
Chapter 8: Problems in the primary school years
Chapter 9: The secondary school years
Chapter 10: Making sense of new information
Parting words
Endnotes
Glossary
Acknowledgements
Index
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General Fields

  • : 9781925335712
  • : Exisle Publishing
  • : Empower
  • : February 2018
  • : Australia
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 616
  • : 272
  • : Katrina Williams
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd New edition
  • : English