Finding Your Child's Way on the Autism Spectrum: Discovering Unique Strengths, Mastering Behavior Challenges
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About: Finding Your Child's Way on the Autism Spectrum.
It seems that nearly everyone knows a family with an autism spectrum child. Most recent figures suggest that the prevalence of all autism spectrum disorders in the United States is an astonishing 1% of the population in the United States, translating to twelve million parents and grandparents that are seeking answers.
There are many books available on how to cure an autistic preschooler, but none on how to raise one to adulthood. These promised cures raise parents' hopes, but most parents will find that they are dealing with a lifelong challenge no matter what they do. Dr. Laura Hendrickson is a trained psychiatrist, biblical counselor--and the mother of an autistic child. She understands the struggles parents face as they try to communicate with their autism spectrum child and manage behavior challenges.
With an approach that is grounded in a deep understanding of the challenges those caring for autism spectrum children face, Finding Your Child's Way on the Autism Spectrum gives the reader sound, practical tools for understanding how to guide an autism spectrum child to function more fully as the person God created them to be.
Finding Your Child's Way on the Autism Spectrum will help the reader to understand the varying degrees of symptoms and the individuality of each child. Laura's experience with and commitment to raising her own son s one of her greatest assets in her mission to help other parents. Using her medical, parental, and theological backgrounds, she walks the reader through some very practical help and hope, regardless of where one's child may fall on the continuum.
-Dr. Stuart Scott, associate professor of Biblical Counseling; director, Center for Biblical Counseling, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary