A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

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The vast number of intervention option available for children with autism can be overwhelming for parents. This book provides brief, user-friendly descriptions of the most commonly publicized treatments for autism and summarizes popular opinion and the scientific evidence in an objective and accessible way. Each chapter covers a single treatment from Applied Behavior Analysis to Gluten-Free Casein-Free diets, as well lesser known therapies such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

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Overview

The vast number of intervention option available for children with autism can be overwhelming for parents. This book provides brief, user-friendly descriptions of the most commonly publicized treatments for autism and summarizes popular opinion and the scientific evidence in an objective and accessible way. Each chapter covers a single treatment from Applied Behavior Analysis to Gluten-Free Casein-Free diets, as well lesser known therapies such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

The straight-taking and practical guide will allow parents of newly diagnosed children, as well as any professionals working alongside them, to sift through the avalanche of advice and make their own informed choices about treatment.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781849059046
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/15/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,391,718
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes 9

1 About This Book Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg Becky L. Spritz 11

2 Science and Scientific Vocabulary Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg Becky L. Spritz 17

3 Applied Behavioral Analysis Mallory L. Dimler Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg 29

4 Chelation Jill MYEROW Bloom Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg 39

5 Craniosacral Therapy Nicholas D. Taylor Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg 47

6 Daily Life Therapy Katherine K. Bedard Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg 55

7 Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship-Based Model/Floortime Kristen L. Batejan Becky L. Spritz 63

8 Dietary Supplements Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg Kristen L. Batejan 71

9 Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Diet Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg Susan E. Michelson 79

10 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Nicholas D. Taylor Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg 89

11 The Miller Method Mary Beth McCullough Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg 97

12 Music Therapy Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg Katherine K. Bedard 105

13 P.L.A.Y. Project Home Consultation Program Kirstin Brown Birtwell Becky L. Spritz 113

14 Relationship Development Intervention Mary Beth McCullough Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg 121

15 Sensory Integration Therapy Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg Susan E. Michelson 129

16 The Son-Rise Program Joseph C. Viola Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg 137

17 TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped Children) Mary Beth McCullough Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg 145

18 A Note About Medications Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg Becky L. Spritz 155

References 161

Index 171

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