- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Brookes Publishing; 1 edition (September 17, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598571206
- ISBN-13: 978-1598571202
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.7 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
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Rhea Paul, Ph.D., received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1971, her master's degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1975, and her doctorate in communication disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. Dr. Paul has published more than 90 journal articles, 40 book chapters, and 8 books. Her research on language development in toddlers with delayed language acquisition was funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has also held grants from the Meyer Memorial Trust, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Foundation, the Medical Research Foundation, and the National Association for Autism Research.
Dr. Paul has been a fellow of ASHA since 1991 and received the 1996 Editor's Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. In September 1997, she accepted a joint appointment in the Communication Disorders Department at Southern Connecticut State University and the Child Study Center at Yale University. She spent the summer of 1998 as a visiting professor at the University of Sydney in Australia. Dr. Paul received a Yale Mellon Fellowship for 1998-1999 and the Southern Connecticut State University Faculty Scholar Award for 1999. She was recently awarded an Erskine Fellowship to spend a semester as a visiting scholar at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand. The second edition of her textbook, Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence: Assessment and Intervention, was published in 2001 by Mosby in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Paul has been teaching child language development and disorders courses for 20 years.
Donia Fahim, Ph.D., MRCSLT, is Senior Consultant for the ASD Nest Project at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human at New York University, and adjunct Assistant Professor at Hunter College, where she was Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Special Education Program from 2008 to 2013. She is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc. and developer of the first dual language ASD public school program in New York City. She obtained her B.Sc., M.A and Ph.D. from the University of London. She is a certified member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. For the last twenty years she has worked as an international consultant in speech and language pathology. From 1998 to 2007 she served as Clinical Director and founding member of The Egyptian Society for Developing Skills of Special Needs Children focusing on work with individuals with ASD and early intervention, where her focus was on developing organization-specific educational curriculum, clinical procedures and guidelines for special education for young children with special needs (e.g. Egypt: Advance Society, Learning Resource Center, Nida Center, Caritas; Saudi Arabia: Saudi Autistic Society; Nigeria: Patrick Center, Jordan: Early Years Center, Monetessori School of Amman). As a Global Master Trainer for UNICEF in Early Childhood Development in Emergency, she has provided and consulted on speech-language pathology services throughout the world, most often in the Middle East and Africa. She has appeared on national and international radio and television in the US, Africa and Asia. She has been an invited speaker at many leading international conferences and events hosted by both governmental and non-governmental organizations. Such as the National Council for Motherhood and Childhood in Egypt, UNESCO EFA (Education for All) conferences (Beirut); the Annual Autism Conference in Egypt, World Autism Congress and Exhibition in South Africa, the Stockholm Annual Autism Conference, the Saudi Autism awareness campaign. She was a Key Note Speaker at the 2014 Saudi International Occupational Therapy Conference, and has also received awards from the Saudi ministry of health for her contribution to parent training for families of children with ASD.
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This is why “Let’s Talk…” is such a breath of fresh air. The title explains almost everything perfectly. It is a discussion more than anything else. The book is educated without being difficult to understand, it is straight-forward, without being too clinical. It is a discussion between experts and the parents to explain what this new facet of your child means, what you can do to help your child, what you can do to help yourself, and how you can better work together, because what really matters is that you both have some help to overcome some challenges that you might face. And the subtitle, “Navigating Communication Services and Supports…” is exactly that, a way to navigate through the multitude of voices, some honestly very good, but many terrible, that can explode in your face, like the emotional landmines referenced above. It is an opportunity to sit down with some exceptionally well qualified professionals and get some simple answers about what can be complex questions. In the end, you’re looking for some peace, some explanations, and for some compassionate understanding of the fears and concerns you have, and this book does an excellent job of explaining where to go from here.
If you have an autistic child, or friends or family who have just had a child diagnosed with autism, this book is going to do more than help. It is going to comfort the parents, help the children, and help build a bridge between child, parent, and the potential services and opportunities open to them. I cannot recommend this highly enough. It can all be bewildering at first so why not sit down with some clearly exceptional experts and simply have a heart to heart talk?
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