Nancy Wiseman is the founder and president of First Signs, the organisation dedicated to educating parents, clinicians, and physicians on the early identification of and intervention for developmental delays. Emphasising warning signs, she describes the most important milestones at each stage of a child’s growth. The book explains the steps parents can take to confirm or rule out a developmental delay or disorder. It details various diagnoses and shows how in some cases multiple diagnoses may apply. It also offers information on how to design and implement the best intervention plan based on a child’s unique developmental profile.
Wiseman, N. (2006). Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps. New York: Broadway Books.