Your child with autism wants to form a secure bond with you, even if it doesn’t always seem that way. Part of the challenge is learning to understand signals: developing insight into how your child’s mind works, trying to see the world as he or she sees it, and not comparing your parenting skills with those of a parent of typical children.
Rita Eichenstein, Ph.D.
Rita Eichenstein, Ph.D., is a leading pediatric neuropsychologist, renowned in the field of child development, and author of “Not What I Expected: Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children (Perigee, April 7, 2015 ) and the popular blog Positively Atypical (positivelyatypical.com). An expert in the fields of child development and special education, Dr. Eichenstein maintains a private practice specializing in child assessment and counseling parents with atypical children. For more information, go to drritaeichenstein.com.