By Sally J. Rogers PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, Laurie A. Vismara PhD

Cutting-edge learn unearths that folks can play a tremendous position in aiding little toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disease (ASD) connect to others and reside as much as their power. This encouraging advisor from the builders of a groundbreaking early intervention application offers possible, functional suggestions you should use each day. approximately all younger kids—including people with ASD—have an awesome potential to profit. Drs. Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie Vismara make it unusually uncomplicated to show day-by-day exercises like breakfast or tub time into enjoyable and lucrative studying reports that concentrate on the most important developmental talents. vibrant examples illustrate confirmed innovations for selling play, language, and engagement. Get an early start—and supply your baby the instruments to discover and luxuriate in the world.

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psychological wellbeing and fitness pros, see additionally the authors' comparable intervention handbook, Early commence Denver version for teenagers with Autism, in addition to the Early begin Denver version Curriculum record for youngsters with Autism (sold in units of 15).

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Grief. During the period after first learning that your child has ASD (or any other chronic medical condition, for that matter), it is not uncommon to experience a period of grieving. All parents form an image of their “imagined” child (often even before birth). But part of the typical parenting process is gradually coming to know and love our children as they are, rather than as we imagined or hoped them to be. The athletic father who imagined playing baseball with his son comes to accept and appreciate the child’s emerging preference for music, and the musical mother who dreamed of singing in the choir with her daughter learns to play basketball with her when she shows no interest in music.

It may include constant feelings of worry and fear (generalized anxiety); it may trigger repetitive, irrational, upsetting thoughts (obsessions); it may trigger repetitive actions linked to coping with irrational anxiety (compulsions); and it may take the form of panic attacks, which to some people feel like a heart attack. If you find that one or more of these symptoms is becoming part of your life, call your doctor. Anxiety disorders are very treatable with medication and behavioral strategies.

We hope that some of the suggestions in this book will promote resilience in you and your family. To conclude this section, let’s review the suggestions for taking care of your emotional health. These suggestions are based on studies6 of parents of children with special needs who have developed effective strategies for coping with stress and have continued to thrive and experience happiness: 99 Identify a specific goal or challenge and start working to achieve it. Research has shown that addressing stress by defining specific challenges and developing a plan for addressing those challenges helps reduce stress and create a sense of confidence and self-­esteem.

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