Does My Child Have Autism? is a book co-authored by Wendy L. Stone and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo. Stone is a Ph.D. and a professor of Pediatrics and Psychology. She specializes in the early detection of autism. Theresa Foy DiGeronimo is an M. Ed. and has authored other books including Launching Our Black Children for Success; and How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things.
The book (Does My Child Have Autism? A Parent's Guide to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a guide for the parents to understand autism, and help them identify it as early as possible. The 224-page book is an attempt to answer the question - Does My Child Have Autism? This is a question which so many parents may be asking today. If a child is somewhere on Autism Spectrum Disorder, an early intervention is required. Only an early intervention shall result into maximizing the benefits.
The book begins with a preface, and ends with an Epilogue, Appendix-A (Diagnostic Criteria for Autistic Disorder) and Appendix-B (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers M-CHAT), and sections on Notes, Resources, About the Authors, and an Index. The book is divied into five chapters:
- What Exactly Are Autism Spectrum Disorders?
- What Should I Look For?
- The Early Diagnostic Process
- Early Intervention Is Your Child’s Best Hope for the Future
- Working with Your Child at Home