Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism: Fully Updated Edition [NOOK Book]


The parents of children with autism know that learning about treatments is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism research and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. 

Revised to reflect the new developments in the last year, the 2012– 2013 ...

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The parents of children with autism know that learning about treatments is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism research and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. 

Revised to reflect the new developments in the last year, the 2012– 2013 edition includes up-to-date information on antiepileptic, antifungal, and art therapy treatments; about aquatic, art, music, and drama therapies; and how diets, chelation, indigenous healing, and other exciting new treatments can be used to help your child. It also addresses developing technologies, like the iPad, which provides apps that help kids with autism communicate and organize their day, and helps parents keep track of therapy schedules. Filled with case studies and research, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism is a detailed and informative guide for anyone affected by autism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620874868
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 688
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Tony Lyons is the president and publisher of Skyhorse Publishing. He is the author of The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom and Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism.

Ken Siri is a freelance writer living in New York City and is the parent of a boy with autism. He is the author of 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys and co-author of Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism.

Teri Arranga is director of AutismOne, editor of The Autism File magazine. Teri is an annual contributor to Skyhorse Publishing’s Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism. She is a radio host and serves as the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration.

Lori McIlwain cofounded the National Autism Association (NAA) in 2003 and currently serves as its executive director. Since 2002, Lori has lobbied Congress for environmental research funding in relation to autism spectrum disorders, and has worked closely with lawmakers on issues relating to human rights and safety. Through NAA, she has launched multiple public service campaigns to advocate for federal safety regulations, wandering prevention, and the elimination of dangerous restraint and seclusion practices in schools. Her advocacy began after her son, Connor, was diagnosed with autism.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Lori McIlwain ix

I in 88: What Have We Learned Since the First Edition? Ken Siri Tony Lyons xi

Preface Ken Sin Tony Lyons xiii

Introduction: Navigating the Autism Superhighway: How to Determine If a Therapy Is Right for Your Child and Family Dr. Mark Freilich xxi


1 Allergy Desensitization: An Effective Alternative Treatment for Autism Dr. Darin Ingels 2

2 Flavonoid Formulation for Allergy-Like Symptoms and Brain Inflammation in Autism Dr. Theoharis C. Theoharides Shahrzad Asadi 6

3 Antiepileptic Treatments Dr. Richard E. Frye 13

4 Antifungal Treatment Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona 19

5 Biofilm: A Cause of Chronic Gastrointestinal Issues in ASD Dr. John H. Hicks 26

6 Chelation: Removing Toxic Metals Dr. Michael Elice 37

7 Enzymes for Digestive Support in Autism Dr. Devin Houston 40

8 How Enzymes Complement Therapeutic Diets Kristin Selby Gonzalez 44

9 Gastrointestinal Disease: Emerging Consensus Dr. Arthur Krigsman 47

10 Helminthic Therapy and Autism Judith Chinitz 55

11 Intestine, Leaky Gut, and Autism: Is It Real and How to Fix It (Including with Probiotics) Dr. Alessio Fasano 63

12 Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Dr. Michael Elice 70

13 Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Dr. Jacquelyn McCandless 77

14 Medicinal Marijuana: A Novel Approach to the Symptomatic Treatment of Autism Dr. Lester Grinspoon 82

15 Melatonin Therapy for Sleep Disorders Dr. James Jan 89

16 Methyl-B]2: Myth or Masterpiece? Dr. James Neubrander 95

17 Treatments for Mitochondrial Dysfunction Dr. Richard E. Frye 101

18 Neurofeedback for the Autism Spectrum Dr. Siegfried Susan F. Othmer 105

19 Neuroimmune Dysfunction and the Rationale and Use of Antiviral Therapy Dr. Michael Goldberg 111

20 Using Nutrigenomics to Optimize Supplement Choices Dr. Amy Yaskp 116

21 Nutritional Supplementation for Autism Larry Newman 124

22 Psychotropic Medications and, Their Cautious Discontinuation Dr. Georgia A. Davis 136

23 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Dr. Joshua M. Baruth Dr. Estate Sokjiadze Dr. Ayman El-Baz Dr. Grace Mathai Dr. Lonnie Sears Dr. Manuel F. Casanova 143

24 The Role of the Microbiome/Biome and Cysteine Deficiency in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Implications for Glutathione and Deferisins in the Gut-Brain Connection Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet 153

25 Crossing the Divide: Collaborative Efforts towards Innovative Treatments at the University of Louisville Autism Center Dr. Robert C. Pennington Dr. Karla Conn Welch Dr. Estate Sokhadze Dr. Ayman El-Baz Dr. Aly Farag Dr. Patricia G. Williams Dr. Manuel F. Casanova 161

26 Three Drugs That Could Change Autism Meghan Thompson 165

27 Stem Cells and Autism Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet 170

28 NAET Explained Geri Brewster 184

29 The Thyroid-Autism Connection: The Role of Endocrine Disruptors Dr. Raphael Kellman 191

30 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy-Let's Put the Pressure on Autism for Recovery Dr. James Neubrander 206

31 Cerebral Folate Deficiency in Autism Spectrum Disorders Dr. Richard E. Frye Dr. Daniel A. Rossignol 212

32 From Preconception to Infancy: Environmental and Nutritional Strategies for Lowering the Risk of Autism Dr. David Berger 221


33 Speech-Language Therapy by Lavinia Pereira Michelle Solomon 238

34 The Straggle to Speak: Implementation of the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) Nancy R. Kaufman 249

35 AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Patti Murphy 253

36 Introducing Proloquo2Go Rachel Coppin 264

37 Transcranial Direct Stimulation: Music Is Nature's Gift to Autism: The Gift of Speech Dr. Hairy Schneider 268

38 Community-Based Speech Language Pathology Alpin Gundem Natasha Moorjani 280

39 Joint Action Routines (JARs) Lerone Kamara Jessica Goldberg Alpin Gundem 287


40 Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) Judith Chinitz 298

41 Combined Approaches to Feeding Therapy Erica Goss 308

42 The Healing Power of Fermented Foods Dr. John H. Hicks Betsy Hicks 313


43 What Makes a Great ABA Program? Sorting through the Science, the Brands, and the Acronyms Dr. Jonathan Tarbox Dr. Doreen Granpeeshek 324

44 The Path to Understanding Behavior and Building the Ideal Team: How Emerge & See Sees It Amanda Friedman Alison Berkley 331

45 Camphill Schools-Living Imaginatively into (the Inner Experience of ASD Dr. Marga Hogenboom Paula Moraine 342

46 CARD eLearning™ and Skills®: Web-Based Training, Assessment, Curriculum, and Progress Tracking for Children with Autism Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Dr. Adel C. Najdowskj 350

47 Drama Therapy Sally Bailey 356

48 The Floortime Center Jake Greenspan Tim Bleecker 360

49 Integrated Play Groups Model Dr. Pamela Wolfberg 366

50 Integrative Educational Care Dr. Mary Joann Lang 370

51 Integrating ABA with Developmental Models: MERIT Jenifer Clark 378

52 Relationship Development Intervention Laura Hynes 385

53 How to Select the Best iPad Apps for Your Child or Student Valerie Herskpwitz 392

54 HandHold Adaptive Robert C. Tedesco 397

55 Camp Ramapo-Fostering Relationships That Motivate Behavioral Change Lisa Tazartes Mike Kunin Jennifer Buri da Cunha 401


56 The Holistic Approach to Neurodevelopment and Learning Efficiency (Handle®) Carolyn Nuyens Marlene Suliteanu 408

57 Houston Homeopathy Method and Autism Recovery: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Cindy L. Griffin Lindyl Lanham Julianne Adams Jenice L. Stebel Lynn Rose Demartini 415

58 Homotoxicology and Beyond Mary Coyle 431

59 Living Energy: Using Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils in the Treatment of Autism Dr. Shawn K. Centers 437

60 Osteopathy: A Philosophy and Methodology for the Effective Treatment of Children with Autism Dr. Shawn K. Centers 452


61 Craniosacral and Chiropractic Therapy: A New Biomedical Approach to ASD Dr. Charles Chappie 468

62 Dance/Movement Therapy Mariah Meyer LeFeber 476

63 Yoga and Martial Art Therapies for the ASD Child Isauro Fernandez 481


64 Animals in the Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Companions to Co-Therapists Dr. Aubrey Fine 488

65 Aquatic Therapy Andrea Salzman 499

66 Architecture and Autism: Creating a Toxic-Reduced Environment for Your Autistic Child Catherine Purple Cheny 505

67 Art Therapy Approaches to Treating Autism Nicole Martin Dr. Donna Betts 514

68 Berard Auditory Integration Training Sally Brockett 519

69 Music Therapy Leah Kmetz 525

70 Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration Markus Janow 530

71 The Sensory Learning Program Mary Bolles 541

72 The Davis Model of Sound Intervention Dorinne S. Davis 545

73 Traditional and Indigenous Healing Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona 555

74 Vision Therapy Dr. Jeffrey Becker 562

Afterword Teri Arranga 569

Autism Organizations 572

Schools for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders 586

Recommended Reading 604

References 607

Index 657

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