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Behavioral Challenges in Children With Autism and Other Special Needs : The Developmental Approach

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Cullinane offers this guide for parents and therapists to approaching behavior problems in autism and other special needs conditions from a developmental perspective, working from the the developmental individual-differences relationship (DIR) framework rather than a reward/punishment paradigm. Part I of the book lays out the DIR framework including the milestone sequence of functional emotional capacities, identifying individual differences in sensory perception, motor competency, and emotional reactivity, and using important relationships to enhance the child's development. Part II discusses productive response to problem behaviors, framing these as instances of overwhelming sensation or emotion causing the child to lose access their higher-level developmental skills. The steps of offering an organized expression of the child's difficult experience, helping the child to use higher-level skills in that moment to address the situation, and assisting with emotional recovery are covered for each developmental stage. Part III addresses the long-term plan for helping children reach their greatest potential through goal setting, use of play, and developing the therapeutic relationship over time. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 350
Genre: Psychology, Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Psychotherapy / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Diane Cullinane
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2016
TCIN: 51153968
UPC: 9780393709254
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-4283
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