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The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (Sears Parenting Library Series)
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The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (Sears Parenting Library Series)

by Robert W. Sears
 

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If you are the parent of a child with autism or a new parent looking to decrease your child's risk, Dr. Robert Sears can help. The Autism Book offers indispensable information, a complete treatment plan, and extensive resources to assist you in navigating the maze of autism, including:

how to recognize signs and symptoms for the earliest possible diagnosis,

Overview

If you are the parent of a child with autism or a new parent looking to decrease your child's risk, Dr. Robert Sears can help. The Autism Book offers indispensable information, a complete treatment plan, and extensive resources to assist you in navigating the maze of autism, including:

how to recognize signs and symptoms for the earliest possible diagnosis, and ways to minimize exposure to potential risk factors

which natural treatments and medications have been shown to decrease symptoms of autism and to improve behavior and learning

which therapies-including speech and language therapy, occupational and sensory integration therapy, and social developmental therapy-are most effective, and how to initiate them

dietary and lifestyle changes that can yield amazing results

The Autism Book also provides a simple and clear explanation of the integrative treatment approach that Dr. Sears has used successfully with many of his young patients. It offers all of the tools you need to make informed choices and help your child recover.

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn C. Agin, MD, FAAP - neurodevelopmental pediatrician and coauthor of The Late Talker
"A gem of a book...In parent-friendly language, Dr. Sears provides a road map for parents of a child with autism. As a neurodevelopmental pediatrician, I know I will be...encouraging every one of my families with a child with an autism spectrum diagnosis to buy this book!"
Sidney M. Baker
"This is a solid, accessible book by a wise pediatrician and teacher and, most important, a doctor who really practices the art of listening to his patients."
Lawrence D. Rosen, MD, FAAP - founder of The Whole Child Center
"The Autism Book is an important resource for both new and experienced parents of children with autism."
Martha Herbert, MD, PhD - assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and pediatric neurologist at Massachusett
"Autism has many facets, from behavioral to educational to medical, and parents working for the best possible future for their children need a lot of options. Dr. Sears covers the territory broadly, fairly, clearly, and in very useful detail."
Stephanie F. Cave, MD, MS, FAAFP - author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations
"A clear, concise plan for the treatment of autism. A must read for anyone interested in the care of the child in the autism spectrum."
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"A clear, concise plan for the treatment of autism. A must read for anyone interested in the care of the child in the autism spectrum."—Stephanie F. Cave, MD, MS, FAAFP, author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations"

The Autism Book is an important resource for both new and experienced parents of children with autism."—Lawrence D. Rosen, MD, FAAP, founder of The Whole Child Center, Oradell, NJ"

Autism has many facets, from behavioral to educational to medical, and parents working for the best possible future for their children need a lot of options. Dr. Sears covers the territory broadly, fairly, clearly, and in very useful detail."—Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and pediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital"

An easy-to-read, comprehensive, information-filled resource for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders."—Kenneth A. Bock, MD, author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies"

A gem of a book...In parent-friendly language, Dr. Sears provides a road map for parents of a child with autism. As a neurodevelopmental pediatrician, I know I will be...encouraging every one of my families with a child with an autism spectrum diagnosis to buy this book!"—Marilyn C. Agin, MD, FAAP, neurodevelopmental pediatrician and coauthor of The Late Talker"

This is a solid, accessible book by a wise pediatrician and teacher and, most important, a doctor who really practices the art of listening to his patients."—Sidney M. Baker, MD, coauthor of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments and cofounder of Defeat Autism Now!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316042802
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/02/2010
Series:
Sears Parenting Library Series
Pages:
398
Sales rank:
878,230
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Sears is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice with his father, William Sears. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University and completed his pediatric training at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. He is the author of The Vaccine Book and HappyBaby, and the co-author of The Baby Book (revised edition), The Premature Baby Book, and The Baby Sleep Book.

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