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Excellent Resource for Professionals!
on March 8, 2011
This is an excellent intervention model that combines the best of developmental and naturalistic behavioral models for children with autism. The books is very well written and provides clear descriptions of the intervention components and methodologies. The flow charts to assist practiioners with understanding how to individualize the program for children who may need more support are especially helpful. The authors provide a theoretical framework and informamtion regarding reserach into the model and then the following chapters offer specific steps involved in conducting an appropriate assessment, developing clear, measurable goals and implementing the intervention to meet those goals. Specific instructions for targettng core features of autism in very young children, like imiation and joint attention, are outlined in detail. Practioners can use this manual to develop a program that meets children's IFSP needs/goals and to measure progress along the way. I highly recommend this resource.