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5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent, September 29, 2007
This review is from: Targeting Autism: What We Know, Don't Know, and Can Do to Help Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Paperback)
This is not a book for parents who are brand-new to the subject of autism. While it does discuss treatment options, the information is not organized in a way to be a helpful reference, nor does it have that warm, friendly tone many of the books written by parents of children with autism have. I liked it because it is actually a rarity: a well-written group of essays on autism by someone in academia that never seems targeted only to professionals or researchers. There is an in-depth look at ABA and other treatments, and thoughtful discussion about the term "recovery," among other topics.
Once you have read all the basic books, and want something with a bit more depth, get this one. It is refreshing to read a book that assumes you are an intelligent reader. For parents looking for more of a step-by-step guide after a diagnosis, I would recommend the following: Lynn Koegel's Overcoming Autism, Nancy Wiseman's Could it Be Autism?, Lynn Hamilton's Facing Autism, Christina Adams' A Real Boy, and Karen Siff Exkorn's Autism Sourcebook.
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