Tuesday, June 24, 2014

'Questionable Autism' by Susan Louise Peterson


The book Questionable Autism is focused on opening discussions about a variety of autism topics.

Looking at professional, parenting, research and testing issues numerous questions are developed to consider the broad impact of autism topics for both parents and professionals.

Author Susan Louise Peterson, an award winning autism author weaves her experiences as an educator and school psychologist for young children into a discussion of some of the major issues impacting the field of autism.

Questionable Autism includes many real world examples related to parenting topics, field issues and general practices in the area of autism.

Questionable Autism has opened the door for broader discussions in the field of autism.

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About the author:

Susan Louise Peterson took an incredible journey back to the public schools and worked in the tough inner city public schools of Las Vegas, NV for twenty years as a teacher and later a school psychologist. She taught and assessed students with at-risk situations from preschool to high school. Susan also worked with parents making thousands of home visits in the inner city housing projects of Las Vegas and conducting hundreds of parent meetings to encourage parents to help their children succeed.

When Susan first started teaching she had not even heard the word-autism, but that soon changed. Later, Susan worked as a school psychologist in a school diagnostic center for early childhood students with development delays and autism concerns. She has conducted over 1000 multidisciplinary team assessments for children with possible developmental delays and autism concerns beside speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school nurses, vision/hearing specialists, special education teachers and regular education teachers. In that process she realized that professionals can have different perspectives and varying opinions about autism and developmental delays. As well, parents struggle with questions of autism and delays from information they receive from professionals with different training experiences.

Susan has received numerous national awards for improving educational practice including being named to the Practitioners Hall of Fame by NOVA University.

Susan is the author of books in the areas of education, child behavior and research.

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