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Child’s Milestones By Edward L. Glaeser- A Review

Child's Milestones By Edward L. Glaeser- A Review

The guide to Child’s Milestones by Edward L. Glaeser is a great resource for parents who are looking for information about their children’s development. Glaeser does a good job of listing the many developmental milestones a child has to go throughout his or her life. Parents can use this to help them understand how their children are doing as they progress through different developmental stages.

While I’m not a scientist or a doctor, I do know a lot about development and have read a lot about autism. I found that many of the milestones listed in this guide were the same as mine. Also, I didn’t feel any different about any of them except for one that came up three times. I thought this is the chronological age of a child. I think this guide Child’s Milestones has one of the most interesting things I’ve read about.

Child's Milestones By Edward L. Glaeser- A Review
Child’s Milestones By Edward L. Glaeser- A Review

What Is Glaeser? 

Glaeser refers to children as “pods”. Some of the milestones listed here can apply to young children who are still at the stage of having “mixed” behavior. It is where some social skills are present and some are not. These “mixed” children usually have very high functioning autism. This means that they have an easier time interacting with others and also have fewer symptoms of Autism, but still have the developmental delays that can be difficult to live with.

One thing I liked about Glaeser’s book is that it is very thorough and he covers a wide range of topics and types of autism. It would be difficult to list all of them here but there are many areas of overlap in the areas of ASD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some of the milestones listed in this book are:

While the book doesn’t say it, these traits may still be considered a form of ASD or “Term Social Disability”. I am going to call this type of disability just because it is the term used by the academic community.

Other Developmental Advances In Children

The book contains lots of links to other sites on the subject of autism and child development, including three books that Glaeser himself wrote. It contains information on Childs’s Milestones, the APA’s (American Psychological Association) checklist of autism characteristics, a list of six developmental criteria and the neurotypical parent’s checklist. It lists a number of topics that you may find useful and with other materials, you may find useful.

You can also go online and get some very good tips from parenting websites to help you with your child. But I will tell you right now that they may be far more beneficial than what you can find in this book.

The guide to Childs Milestones doesn’t have any follow-up information and some of the lists are repetitious, but most of them are useful. I read enough online sites to know that while some things are repeated. While others are new, and some are just plain old common sense.

When you first begin reading the book, you might feel overwhelmed and a little lost. I remember feeling that way when I first learned about these six developmental criteria.

Child's Milestones By Edward L. Glaeser- A Review
Child’s Milestones By Edward L. Glaeser- A Review

I bought the book after reading a lot of reviews and felt that the book did a very good job of covering the basics and quickly getting into a more detailed look at the developmental changes. There is a lot of information in the book and while it might seem like a lot, as a parent you don’t want to read it all at once. If you don’t want to read it all at once, that’s fine.

Conclusion- Child’s Milestones

So what I think of the book and the author is that I think he does a very good job of summarizing the information and putting together a guide to Childs Milestones which can be very helpful to parents. Parents are always looking for some kind of resource that will help them answer their questions. It is looking at the best possible outcome for a child’s development. Or just making a parent’s job a little easier to understand the criteria that are involved in Autism. It is the guide to Child’s Milestones is worth a look.

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