Treating Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Psychoanalytic and Developmental Approach outlines a unique model, the product of over twenty years of experience in working with children with this diagnosis within "Shaked" - a multi-professional educational-therapeutic day-car unit in Israel.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of this model and the psychoanalytic-developmental perspective underpinning it, which weaves together the various professional views into a single fabric integrating a therapeutic network which encompasses each and every aspect of the child's development. Drawing on psychoanalytic and developmental psychology, each chapters is devoted to the daily problems that arise when working with ASD children, such as weaning and toilet training, as well as the effects of ASD on wider family functioning, all in the context of administering treatment to young children in day-care and other non-residential settings.

Treating Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder offers an essential, practical guide which will be an asset to any clinician working with young children on the autistic spectrum, as well as the parents and siblings of these children. 

chapter 1|18 pages

Theoretical background

The experience of the autistic child and the transition towards a post-autistic organization
ByTami Pollak

chapter 3|30 pages

‘I’m not moving, don’t you move!’

Treating a child with an organic disorder and autistic defenses – an integrative case study
ByOrly Shalev

chapter 4|12 pages

In the beginning was the Word?

Some theoretical and technical considerations in working with ASD children – a case discussion
ByJoshua Durban

chapter 5|16 pages

The body-schema and the development of the self

ByTamar Meidan, Karen Peleg

chapter 7|18 pages

The autistic constitution and its impact on the disruption of parental functioning

ByHilit Bechor Cohen, Hadas Benari Livny

chapter 8|18 pages

In spite of and because of words

ByTamar Assal, Pazit Gur

chapter 10|16 pages

Dimensions of (non-)space and the autistic state

ByEdna Lahav

chapter 11|18 pages

The multi-aged child

ByNechama Faber Ben Pazi