Monday, February 25, 2013

Prevalence Increases to 1 in 88 Children

About 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

Associate Professor of Psychology at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia, Michelle Haney’s book, Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educators Partnering with Families introduces, in an accessible manner, the significant body of research and theory in the field of autism within the larger context of understanding the unique socio-cultural dimensions of individuals with ASD and their families.
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 Engaging, and user friendly, Michelle Haney’s text provides future educators insight into the complexity and diversity of children with ASD, the wide range of interventions and processes for making decisions about choosing interventions (teaming with parents to provide optimal educational opportunities), and the personal/professional growth likely to take place during such a journey.

Fascinating interviews and case studies, which include interviews with parents of children living with ASD, ASD individuals, teachers and top researchers in the field of ASD is just one of the features in Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educators Partnering with Families. This book also includes the benefit of a lifespan perspective emphasizing the significance of lifespan transitions to effective collaboration with families and planning/implementation of developmentally appropriate services and supports.