This workbook expands upon the authors? Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide to present the most effective approaches, strategies, and practical guidelines to help alleviate social and communication problems in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). * Complements the best-selling Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide for use in practical settings * Answers the need for more training of professionals in early interventions for children assessed with ASD called for by the National Plan for Autism * Written by a team of experts in the field * Covers issues such as how to interpret facial expressions; how to recognize feelings of anger, sadness, fear and happiness; how to perceive how feelings are affected by what happens and what is expected to happen; how to see things from another person?s perspective; and how to understand another person?s knowledge and beliefs
Julie Hadwin is Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Southampton University, UK. Patricia Howlin is Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Institue of Psychiatry, King s College, London. She is the author of numerous books and articles on intervention in autism, including Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome (1998). Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University, UK, and one of the co-discoverers of the 'theory of mind' deficit in autism. His books include Mindblindness (1995), The Essential Difference (2003) and Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts (2009).