Engaging Autism by Stanley I. Greenspan
Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think with the DIR Floortime Approach (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

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Grateful parents and professionals worldwide have welcomed this essential guide to the highly recommended Floortime approach for treating children with any of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now available in paperback, Engaging Autism includes new, exciting information on neuroscience research into the effects of this approach, plus guidance for parents navigating the controversies surrounding the treatment of autism.

Unlike approaches that focus on changing specific behavior, Greenspan’s program promotes the building blocks of healthy emotional and behavioral development. He shows that, remarkably, children with ASD do not have a fixed, limited potential, and may often join their peers to lead full, psychologically healthy lives. The Floortime approach can also be applied at any age—including early infancy, when the first signs of risk for ASD may appear—so that preventing the full development of autism becomes a real possibility.


About Stanley I. Greenspan

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Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., author of the widely used and praised books The Challenging Child and (with Serena Wieder, Ph.D.) Engaging Autism, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Serena Wieder, Ph.D., Associate Editor of the Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, is co-author with Dr. Greenspan of The Child with Special Needs and a close colleague of Dr. Greenspan's in all his work in the field of autism.
Published April 3, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 448 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Greenspan and Wieder (The Child with Special Needs) start out by redefining autism in realistic yet positive terms which open the door for successful intervention: instead of focusing solely on the autistic spectrum, a more flexible axis measuring progress, on which placement is not fixed, can gi...

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After some 30 years working with exceptional children in the Pittsburgh Public School System, this reviewer feels that floor-time as described in Engaging Autism is a genuinely unique way of helping a child with autism to communicate and relate to others in a meaningful and satisfying way.

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This review of Engaging Autism is written for any person interested in autism.

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