Do you need help dealing with your child's tantrums, inappropriate behavior or communication issues? Then this is the book you've been waiting for.
Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is filled with effective tips for solving behavioral issues promptly in day-to-day situations. Miller's insights, compiled here and expanded upon by Theresa Smith, are based on an understanding of the cognitive and sensory needs of children with autism and how this can underlie certain disordered behaviors. This practical how-to guide will help you to identify causes of distress, foster friendships, increase focus, toilet train, stop tantrums and handle inappropriate conduct.
This will provide essential daily support to parents, families, carers and teachers of pre-adolescent children on the autism spectrum. The book is targeted toward the most affected ASD children.
Since her son was diagnosed with autism 15 years ago, Theresa Smith has immersed herself in autism literature and research, reading widely and attending conferences and conventions. She has worked closely with schools, private cognitive therapists, occupational therapists, equine therapists and speech therapists who have treated her son. Additionally, she worked with Dr Arnold Miller in his lifetime and was involved in editing his book on the Miller Method. She is Visiting Professor of Political Science at Albright College, Reading, PA, and lives in Pottstown, PA. Dr Arnold Miller was a clinical psychologist and author of 'The Miller Method: Developing the Capacities of Children on the Autism Spectrum', also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He was Executive Director of the Language and Cognitive Development Center of Newton, Massachusetts and Affiliate Professor of Psychology at Clark University, Massachusetts. Dr Miller and his wife Eileen Eller-Miller created the Miller Method for treating autism.
Prologue. Preface: A Few Words from Dr. Paul Callahan. 1. Reaching Children on the Autism Spectrum with the Miller Method. 2. How to Capture Your Child's Attention, Increase Focus and Develop Coping Skills. 3. How to Maximize Communication. 4. How to Expand Interactions. 5. Identifying Causes of Distress for ASD Kids. 6. How to Stop a Tantrum and Re-establish Equilibrium. 7. How to Foster Friendships. 8. How to Increase Family Connections. 9. A Few More Tips for Parents. 10. Conclusion. Afterword from Ethan Miller. Appendix 1. How You Can Toilet Train Your Autistic Child with Help from Your Doctor. Appendix 2. If You Want to Know More. Glossary of Miller Terms. Short Bibliography. Index.