Autism Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle : A New Developmental Program That Opens the Door to Lifelong Social and Emotional Growth
Steve Gutstein, psychologist and autism specialist, sought to discover why children with autism lack the social skills that come so easily to the rest of us. The result of his efforts is an innovative program - Relationship Development Intervention - that take social skills teaching to the next level. You'll learn about the social development pathway of the nondisabled child and the life-changing detour taken by children on the autism spectrum. However, instead of leaving you there, Autism/Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle describes ways to steer children with autism onto a bright new path of self discovery and social awareness, one that will ultimately bring them home to meaningful friendships, shared emotions and heartfelt connection with the people in their lives.
- Paperback | 200 pages
- 208.28 x 279.4 x 12.7mm | 521.63g
- 01 Dec 2001
- Future Horizons Incorporated
- Arlington, United States
- 1 port.
"Teachers are fueled by the idea that maybe, sometimes, we make a difference. The concepts and activities offered in this book show me how I can help a child find true joy in relationships ... a very exciting prospect, indeed!"Debra Hall Boss, Educator
About Steven E. Gutstein
Prior to 1987, Dr. Gutstein was a nationally renowned developer of innovative clinical programs for children with high-risk conditions. In 1983, he received the largest grant ever awarded by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, to develop a family-based intervention program for seriously suicidal adolescents. Dr. Gutstein earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Between 1979 and 1987 he served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School. During this period, Dr. Gutstein also served as the director of Pediatric Psychology for Texas Children's Hospital. He is currently Director of The Connections Center.