Books by Dr. Siegel
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The Politics of Autism takes on politically sensitive issues around change in diagnostic practices, outcomes of autism education, autism health economics, the allure of complementary and alternative medicine and vaccine hysteria, priorities in autism research funding, as well as suggestions for policy changes that could influence work in these areas.Pre-Order the Book
The trouble with treating autism, Dr. Siegel writes, is that an autism spectrum disorder, to one extent or another, robs the child of social bonds, language, and intimacy — but the extent varies dramatically in each case. The key is to understand each case of autism as a discrete set of learning disabilities, each of which must be treated individually.
Dr. Siegel explains how to take an inventory of a child's particular disabilities, breaks down the various kinds unique to autism, discusses our current knowledge about each, and reviews the existing strategies for treating them.
Dr. Siegel gives practical guidance empowering parents to take the lead in their child's treatment.
For thousands of loving and concerned parents of autistic children, the suspicion that something may be wrong comes long before the clinical diagnosis of autism.
When rounds of testing and consultations confirm parents' worst fears, their emotional turmoil is matched by an overriding practical concern: What do we do next?
The World of the Autistic Child is by far the most complete and comprehensive book ever written for the parents of autistic children, and for the teachers, child specialists, and other professionals that care for them.
Dr. Siegel believes that parents' best defense is to acquire, as early as possible, the knowledge and the parenting skills they will need to work with professionals to help their child fulfill his or her potential.
A compassionate and accessible guide on living with and caring for a developmentally disabled sibling.
How do families cope with the stressful aspects of raising a developmentally disabled child?
In What About Me?: Growing Up with a Developmentally Disabled Sibling, Dr. Siegel and Dr. Silverstein, a respected pediatrician, compassionately address the issue of living with a neurologically impaired sibling.
They offer an incisive guide to the psyche of siblings who must assume difficult tasks and burdens, and approach their subject from a variety of perspectives with a focus on autism.
These include a poignant first-person account by Dr. Silverstein, himself the older brother of an autistic sibling; and a fascinating analysis from Dr. Siegel based on clinical interviews with over 1000 families of different ethnic and social and educational backgrounds and their approaches to handicaps.
This book is for parents learning to navigate the special education system while trying to understand and accept the implications that having a child with autism may have on themselves and family.