The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders

By Bryna Siegel | Go to book overview

Introduction

This book is the result of twelve years of sitting with parents and explaining to them what it means for their child to be autistic. As many times as I have met and talked with parents confronting the diagnosis of autism for the first time, I know I cannot have the same feelings about the diagnosis of autism that parents do. I do know that many emotions present themselves. Both parental emotions and the child's treatment are very important issues that need to be thoroughly addressed. Over the years, I have become convinced that the parents' best defense against the potential emotional devastation of the diagnosis is to gain competence rapidly to get help for their child. I see treatment planning and implementation of treatment as positive coping that helps both child and parent function as well as possible.

This book, therefore, is about understanding the diagnosis of autism, the available treatments, and how--as a parent, teacher, or other child specialist--you can decide what is best for a particular child with autism or pervasive developmental disorder, depending on which areas of development are presenting the greatest challenges. This book is intended to be especially helpful to parents of younger autistic children who are trying to comprehend what autism is and what to do about it. Parents of older children, who already understand what autism is, may want to focus on the second part of this book, since it addresses educational treatment, medications, and longer term planning.


Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

One of the most difficult things in writing any book about children is that all children are different. With or without a developmental disability present, there are vast individual differences among children's personalities, temperaments, and abilities to learn. Books that tell the story of one particular autistic

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