For Kind Attention of Guardians, Doctors, Psychologists having / supporting treating Autistic Ward / s
This book is meant to be read by parents and guardians of children afflicted by this disability. It will help them to become aware, get ready to bestow care and devote attention for as long as they possibly can to ease the hardship the surrounding society is likely to throw on their autistic son / daughter.
Child specialists, child psychologists, physicians, pediatricians, neurologists, speech & language pathologists, professional support personnel besides parents and guardians will find the book quite useful. They can advice guardians to become familiar with the contents of the book to serve 24×7 as a practical companion in the service of the autistic ward.
Written in a simple layman's language, devoid of any technical complexities, this modestly priced book implores that the afflicted person, or for that matter their guardians also, has to learn to live with it and compromise with the situation as faced. It has to be understood that it is not the child's fault. He is born with it. He has to be accepted 'as is'. Society also has to be forbearing with this condition. The book tells readers that symptoms of this disability start appearing by or before the age of three. The condition affects the normal brain function characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, restricted and repetitive behavior. Children may fail to respond to their names and often avoid eye contact with other people. They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking because they can not understand social cues. Boys are four times more likely to be adversely affected than girls.
The book comes up with practical solutions to problems that may crop up from time to time. Unlike other books that carry western ideas, this one is written by an Indian and covers Indian settings with focus on Indian options. A list of addresses has been given at the end of the book to be made use of if and when a problem appears that warrants immediate attention.
About the book:
Autism: A Handbook of Diagnosis & Treatment of ASD
Author: Sumita Bose
Retail Price: Rs.395 / –
Publisher: V & S Publishers, New Delhi, India
The author has done a course in child psychology from Vermont. She has undertaken autism training from Autism Society of Maryland as well as from Illinois University. Besides, she is the Autism Ambassador in Melbourne, Florida. She has a decade of teaching experience in India and is currently teaching in USA.