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Helping Children with Autism Learn

Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals

By Bryna Siegel

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Reviewer: Allison Martin

Helping Children with Autism Learn, Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals by Bryna Siegel is an exceptional resource for anyone who is interested in helping children with autism. There is a wealth of information in this 498 page book - based on research and professional experience. Bryna Siegel is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco and Director of its Autism Clinic. As a developmental psychologist specializing in developmental disabilities, she has worked with families of children with autism for the past 25 years. Her in-depth discussions are thoughtful and practical.

Bryna Siegal explains that autism is a spectrum disorder - a combination of a number of symptoms and causes. It robs the child of social bonds, language, and intimacy -- but the extent varies dramatically in each case. The key is to understand each case of autism as a discrete set of learning disabilities, each of which must be treated individually. Bryna Siegel begins with a discussion of the definition of autism and its impacts on children, including development and strengths and weaknesses. By understanding how autism works and effects children, their supporters can find ways to teach them that are effective. The second major section focuses on social and communication problems that face autistic children. It explains how and why it affects their learning and functioning in society. The last third of the book presents various treatment options - descriptions and strengths and weaknesses.

I highly recommend this book. It is a remarkable resource for anyone who really wants to delve into the world of autism.

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