Laughter and Tears

Laughter and Tears

by Ann Hewetson
     
 

Laughter and Tears is a first-hand account of parenting Mark, a young man with autism, and also of a mother's struggle to understand and appreciate her son's condition. Aided by her background in research and biology, Ann Hewetson delves into the available literature and interweaves the narrative of Mark's life with illuminating pointers drawn from the work of Leo… See more details below

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Laughter and Tears is a first-hand account of parenting Mark, a young man with autism, and also of a mother's struggle to understand and appreciate her son's condition. Aided by her background in research and biology, Ann Hewetson delves into the available literature and interweaves the narrative of Mark's life with illuminating pointers drawn from the work of Leo Kanner, Hans Asperger and Carl Delacato, among others. Cutting-edge developments in the field, for instance co-existing psychiatric disorders, cognitive behaviour therapy and brain research, are explained in a way that will be easily understood by any parent. Ann's journey from initial incomprehension and a desire to find a 'solution' to her son's autism concludes with a resolution for both Mark and Ann as they arrive at a deeper understanding of autism and an appreciation of its strengths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843103318
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/15/2005
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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