Plausible Answers to the Question: "Why Do They Do That?"
For Parents and Teachers Who need Solutions to Some Common and Not-So-Common Questions About Young Children’s Behavior
Understand the young child with autism a little bit better! This is a hands-on reference for parents, other caregivers, and teachers that takes a unique approach to children's behaviors that often dismay and puzzle adults. Using a practical and reader-friendly format, the book presents each behavior, such as crying, on a two-page spread with clear and easy-to-read sections such as: Question & Plausible Answers (does it stem from social, sensory, or communication issues), Basic Training (suggestions for what to do), Over and Above (further ideas, who to consult in serious cases, etc.), Red Flags (first signs that the behavior needs attention), and What's Next (possible followup). Plausible Answers to the Question "Why Do They Do That?": For Parents and Teachers Who Need Solutions to Some Common and Not-So-Common Questions About Young Children's Behavior is applicable to children up to five years old. Illustrated by Katie Barton.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Glenda Fuge, MS, OTR/L, holds a B.S. in occupational therapy from San Jose State University and a master's degree in health education from San Francisco State University. She has worked as a therapist in a variety of roles with an emphasis on sensory integration. Glenda is co-founder of Developmental Pathways for Kids, a private practice in Redwood City, California, where she specializes in sensory integration treatment and Integrated Play Groups for children with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, behavioral dysfunction, and other self-regulation problems. She presents to teachers, parents, and therapists nationwide. Additionally, Glenda serves on the Commission on Disabilities for San Mateo County, and has co-written a FEMA grant to develop a comprehensive disabilities training program for firefighters and paramedics.
Paul Pitner, MA, has been teaching at the college level for 25+ years and currently teaches psychology and early childhood classes at Diablo Valley College. He has written two previous books, Drawing Conclusions: Learn About Yourself and Others Through Drawing Analysis and The Keys to the House, Tree, and Person – both analyze children’s and adult’s art productions. Paul has extensive clinical and supervisory experience in many settings with diverse clients, including children and adolescents with special needs.