RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 733760694 LA English T1 Autism : educational and therapeutic approaches A1 Kalyva, Efrosini., PB SAGE PP Los Angeles YR 2011 SN 9780857024893 0857024892 0857024884 9780857024886 AB There are a number of different approaches and therapies available for children, young people and adults on the autistic spectrum. This work offers concise and clear explanations of a variety of proposed interventions and their effectiveness, and helps the reader to decide on the most appropriate treatment for each individual. The author provides information about recent scientific evidence and the latest research, and allows the reader to consider the pros and cons of each approach. She focuses on the following areas: cognitive-behavioral approaches; developing social interaction; alternative communication strategies; developing play; sensory-motor approaches; psychotherapeutic approaches; biochemical approaches. This guide for practitioners and student teachers provides a comparative examination of the variety of treatments on offer.