Changing Destinies: The Re-Start Infant Family Programme for Early Autistic Behaviours

Author(s) : Stella Acquarone, Author(s) : Isabel Jimenez Acquarone

Changing Destinies: The Re-Start Infant Family Programme for Early Autistic Behaviours

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'After decades developing an innovative parent-infant psychotherapy, Dr Acquarone responds brilliantly to up-to-date evidence from clinical work, developmental psychology, neuroscience and genetics, as well as parents’ intuitions, to reveal how autism disturbs brain development before birth, affecting the baby’s motives, awareness, and feelings in ways that distress the family and handicap development. With case studies of intensive and extended family therapy with infants she illustrates how mothers, fathers and siblings may be guided by a team of different professions to transform the affected child’s openness to life. She calls this Re:Start, freeing the natural creative powers of growth in loving relationships.'
- Colwyn Trevarthen, Professor Emeritus of Child Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Edinburgh

'Professionals from many disciplines increasingly agree that early intervention is crucial for children at risk of autism, and Stella Acquarone has long been at the forefront of this work. Her clinical illustrations demonstrate what can be achieved through a psychoanalytically informed intensive intervention that addresses the needs of all family members, and how parents can be supported in establishing a relationship with a child who is unresponsive for whatever reason. This book will speak to professionals working with children on the autistic spectrum, and also, most importantly, to parents, who are often the first to realise that their child needs help.'
- Maria Rhode, Professor Emeritus of Child Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic/University of East London, and Associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society

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