Autism : educational and therapeutic approaches /

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Author / Creator:Kalyva, Efrosini.
Edition:English language ed.
Imprint:London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2011.
Description:xii, 185 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Autism in children -- Treatment.
Autistic children -- Education.
Autism spectrum disorders in children.
Autism in children -- Treatment.
Autism spectrum disorders in children.
Autistic children -- Education.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-180) and index.
Translated from the Greek.
Summary:There are a number of different approaches and therapies available for children, young people and adults on the autistic spectrum, and the amount of information available on each one can be daunting for professionals and parents alike. Autism, Educational and Theoretical Approaches offers concise and clear explanations of a variety of proposed interventions and their effectiveness, and helps the reader to decide on the most appropriate treatment for each individual. Efrosini Kalyva provides accessible information about recent scientific evidence and the latest research, and allows you to consider the pros and cons of each approach. She focuses on the following areas: cognitive-behavioral approachesdeveloping social interactionalternative communication strategiesdeveloping playsensory-motor approachespsychotherapeutic approachesbiochemical approachesThis much-needed guide for practitioners and student teachers will also appeal to interested parents, and to anyone looking for a comparative examination of the variety of treatments on offer.
Physical Description:xii, 185 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-180) and index.