Autism a practical guide for parents and professionals (including teachers) is an essential reading for anyone who is interested in the field of autism, either for personal or proressional reasons. This guide covers core features of autism – communication, social interaction and flexible thinking as well as focusing on behaviour and teaching daily life skills. There is information on screening and diagnostic tools used to ldentify autism which could enhance your knowledge of the procedures which are followed. To sensitise professionals on the possible lmpact of autism on families, a specific chapter explores this area in-depth. The book provides detailed information to understand autism spectrum as well as a wealth of practical strategies which can be implemented to support children and young people on the autism spectrum.
Prithvi Perepa is a Senior Lecturer in Education (SEN and Inclusion) at the University of Nortampton, UK. He was trained as a special educator and worked in the field of autism in India as well as UK. He worked inspecial schools as the head of the autism unit, head of the further education department and was advisoy teacher for mainstream schools. Prithvi also has experience of working in residential and supported living services for people with intellectual disabilities and autism, and for national and regional autism and disability related non-governmental organisation where he developed services. Prithvi taught autism related courses at university level as well as contributing to initial teachers training programme in special education. He is also engaged in developing and delivering training programmes for parents who have a child with autism.