Turn Autism Around
This practical guide for parents of young children with autism or developmental delays outlines simple and effective practices for developing communication, social and behavioural skills. Developmental delays and signs of autism usually show up before 18 months of age, yet children are often not diagnosed until they are four or five years old. In Turn Autism Around, Dr Mary Barbera explains why parents can't afford to worry and wait in long lines for evaluations and treatment while not knowing how to help their children. She empowers parents, caregivers and early intervention professionals to regain hope and take back control with simple strategies to dramatically improve outcomes for their children. Dr Barbera has created a new approach to teaching kids with developmental delays that uses the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) married with a positive, child-friendly methodology that any parent can use - whether or not their child has delays. This approach teaches communication skills and socialization strategies, as well as tackling sleep, eating, potty training and behaviour challenges in a positive, effective and lasting way.