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Dragonfly : a daughter's emergence from autism : a practical guide for parents

Author: Lori Ashley Taylor
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over a decade ago, an autism diagnosis had confined Lori Ashley Taylor's daughter Hannah to an inaccessible world. Lori became a tireless researcher, worker, and advocate, and her dedication showed results. There can be progression and shifting on the spectrum, and Hannah has done just that--she has emerged. Part narrative and part practical guide, Dragonfly provides anecdotal and practical guidance for parents of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Hannah Taylor; Lori Ashley Taylor; Hannah Taylor; Lori Ashley Taylor; Hannah Taylor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Ashley Taylor
ISBN: 9781510732179 1510732179
OCLC Number: 1000049645
Description: 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color photographs ; 24 cm
Contents: The "D" word (diagnosis/identification) --
Life before autism --
Something's not right (early signs and worries) --
Rewriting the script (the earliest interventions) --
A baby boy is born (sibling relationships) --
Strength in numbers (the power of community) --
Changing normal (stage two interventions) --
Holidays and vacations --
Flying solo (single motherhood) --
Both sides of the table (meeting students' educational needs) --
Find your warriors --
Autism anecdotes --
Acceptance and fostering independence --
A new day.
Responsibility: Lori Ashley Taylor ; foreword by Jennifer O'Toole.

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"Over a decade ago, an autism diagnosis had confined Lori Ashley Taylor's daughter Hannah to an inaccessible world. Lori became a tireless researcher, worker, and advocate, and her dedication showed results. There can be progression and shifting on the spectrum, and Hannah has done just that--she has emerged. Part narrative and part practical guide, Dragonfly provides anecdotal and practical guidance for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. The author discusses intervention strategies, therapies such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and different medical tests. She explains Autism terminology like hyperresponsivesness and stimming. A classroom teacher herself, she recommends educational accommodations and supports. Busy parents can find practical tips on everything from making friends to Sensory Processing Disorder in helpful sidebars in the text. Taylor's personal experience is supplemented by wisdom from a series of round table discussions featuring other parents of children with autism--

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