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Helping Parents Help Children. Programs for Parents, Therapists & Educators
This is a series of studies and clinical reports based on over 20 years of social and communication programs with autistic children and their families. The manual includes the ARM (Adult-Child Relationship Map) which is an assessment and programming planning tool for helping autistic children become social and communicative. The focus of the ARM is to help children become social and communicative persons either before or in addition to traditional approaches to make them compliant students. The studies in the manual are based on the Communicating Partners model for intervention and have used several of the materials available on this publications list.