We want to introduce you to our exciting new book,Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism, second edition. It is an easy-to-read compilation of treatment strategies, research and evidence. There is nothing on the market that comes close to the information within! This is book serves the needs of many different groups: a clinical reference for teachers, therapists and anyone working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; a supplementary text for those in occupational, physical and speech therapy programs; behavioral intervention; and psychology majors; and guidance for parents and loved ones raising a child with ASD. The seventeen chapters are authored by world leaders in the fields of occupational therapy, research, behavioral specialists, speech language pathologists, physical therapy and educational specialists.
The editors, an occupational and physical therapist, in collaboration with specialists across the spectrum of interventions, offer practical, holistic, dynamic and effective intervention strategies. They have included descriptions of functional and sensory-based problems and techniques for engaging and skillfully addressing deficits in postural control, muscle strength, coordination, motor planning, sensory processing, communication, education and behavior. Numerous photographs are used to illustrate what you should look for and what the intervention should involve!
It is a “must have” for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of Autism Spectrum Disorders and learn practical, effective, easy-to-use intervention strategies that are based on current research.
Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS, OTR, C/NDT
Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT
STAR Services, (State of The Art Resource Services Inc.), is a
company dedicated to providing high quality educational and
consultative services. We specialize in a holistic, focused, outcome
driven approach called Dynamic Therapeutic Intervention (DTI).
We provide workshops, educational materials, and consultative services
to therapists, professionals and parents to improve functional and
educational performance of children. Our goal is to help children and
their families thrive.
STAR Services was founded in 1999 by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA; Betty Paris, PT,M. Ed. C/NDT and Herman Slutsky, Administrative Director. Carolyn an occupational therapist and Betty a physical therapist, both certified in sensory integration and neuro developmental treatment techniques, have experience working with children and adults with sensory, learning and neurological difficulties. They have used their dual certifications and clinical work experience to develop a holistic, focused, outcome-driven approach to working with children called Dynamic Therapeutic Intervention (DTI) that helps children reach their maximum potential across multiple environments (home, school, clinic, leisure).
This integrated approach combines treatment strategies that include:
Neurodevelopment treatment strategies
They have published on such topics as: Autism Spectrum Disorders and intervention strategies, Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorders, Behavioral Intervention Strategies, Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior?, Developmental Delays, Neuro-developmental Treatment Strategies, Sensory Based Learning Strategies, developing hand function and more.
They provide training, educational workshops, consultations, and products that support a holistic approach, look at the child through professional, focused and outcome driven eyes, are pro-child and improves the child’s ability to function. Their books and publications look at children that have sensory processing difficulties, developmental delays, autism and or behavioral problems and provide easy-to-read information and easy-to-implement intervention strategies.
Honorary members of the Sensory Integration Network of the UK and Ireland, 2003- present.
Board of Directors for Abilitations/ Integrations / SporTime
Concepts addressed in 7 different programs currently available: Building Confidence Projecting Confidence Feeling Good about self Avoiding Vulnerability Feeling Good Respect Maintaining Control
Developing Visual Motor Integration
DTI was developed by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris and encompasses focused, outcome driven treatment strategies aimed at helping children quickly maximize their skill levels.
Their holistic approach integrates treatment strategies that are traditionally used in isolation such as; sensory integration, behavioral strategies, neuro-developmental treatment, cognitive strategies, functional therapy, communication and more.