Autism with Severe Learning Difficulties

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Author: Dr Rita Jordan


This practical guide helps solve the many difficulties of working with children who have been diagnosed with both autism and severe learning difficulties. Educators, caregivers, and parents of children with autism will find thorough information on how to provide effective treatment for those with the condition as well as solutions for how to best care for autistic children from early childhood through adulthood. Frank, intelligent discussions cover the implications of dual diagnosis, characteristic behaviour and development stages, fostering social interaction among other children, understanding and managing challenging behaviour, and sexuality and the transition into adulthood. Detailed examples show how behaviour can be understood and how to build on the existing strengths of individual children, and support for parents is also addressed.