The power of
– For many parents and caregivers of young children with autism, one of the
first questions, after diagnosis is, “What kind of future can I expect for my
child?” Parents were often given little hope that their child could succeed in
school, make friends and live a happy, meaningful life.
Using play to bring out the
best in children with autism
But, this doesn’t have to be the case for many children.
In “Autism: The Potential Within: The PLAY Project Approach to Helping Young Children with Autism,” Richard Solomon, M.D., offers a guidebook that can help parents discover the therapeutic power of play, when working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
“Through intensive, early intervention, many children can gain the language and social skills to become highly functional in society,” Dr. Solomon said, “if their families and the professionals know how to help them.”
Dr. Solomon is a board-certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician, with over 25 years of experience as a clinician and researcher in the field of autism. As the founder and medical director of The PLAY Project, an autism intervention program, Dr. Solomon has helped thousands of families develop joyful relationships with their young children with autism.
“In this book I’m giving practical, professional advice, based on years of proven success,” Dr. Solomon said. “But I’m giving it with the highest possible personal standard: what I would do for my child, if he or she had autism.”
For more information, visit: http://www.playproject.org/autism-the-potential-within/.
Autism: The Potential Within
By Richard Solomon, M.D.
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu Publishing
About the author
A leader in the field of autism, Dr. Solomon has over 25 years of experience as a clinician and researcher working with children on the spectrum and their families. In one of the largest and most rigorous research studies in the U.S., The PLAY Project was shown to be evidence based: parents can learn to improve their relationship with their child, and children in the study showed significant improvement in several measure of development. He has worked with Mr. Rogers, T. Barry Brazelton, Stanley Greenspan and Ivar Lovaas. He is currently in private practice as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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