Miracles are Made: A Real-Life Guide to Autism

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Miracles Are Made is a real-life guide written from the happenings of real life. It is a How To on living with and healing autism.Lynette Louise began life's journey first as an individual, then as a mother, and eventually as a grandmother reaching into the heart of this disorder and helping first herself and then her children to become independent. Lynette's journey, challenging as it was, taught her many lessons on the very real possibilities and limitations buried within the diagnosis.In Miracles Are Made ...
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Overview

Miracles Are Made is a real-life guide written from the happenings of real life. It is a How To on living with and healing autism.Lynette Louise began life's journey first as an individual, then as a mother, and eventually as a grandmother reaching into the heart of this disorder and helping first herself and then her children to become independent. Lynette's journey, challenging as it was, taught her many lessons on the very real possibilities and limitations buried within the diagnosis.In Miracles Are Made Lynette not only shares stories from her personal and professional life but also illuminates the whys and the wherefores of the social climate parents find themselves in when coping with autism. She does this by educating us on the history of science and social awareness in relation to this disorder. She then teaches us how to make the best of what is possible and recreate the healings she has been fortunate enough to facilitate. You will come away understanding how to understand autism.You will come away knowing what to do.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934759493
  • Publisher: Reed, Robert D. Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/2/2011
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynette Louise, MS, NTC, BCIA-EEG, Board-certified in Neurofeedback; PhD in MOM Raised eight children, (six adopted, five disabled, four on the Autism spectrum). Only one retains his label and remains dependent. Born in Canada, Lynette moved to America in 1995. An expert in Autism, she travels internationally performing on the subject, teaching children and their families, and speaking to professionals.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Acknowledgments: Teachers, Helpers, and Angels 25

Section 1 By, For, and Because of My Children, I Came to Understand that Experience Only Teaches the One Who Learns 27

Chapter 1 Sharing the Magic 29

Chapter 2 Neurofeedback to the Rescue or How to Heal a Family 41

Chapter 3 Miracles are Made Out of Elbow Grease and Computer Science 61

Chapter 4 Put the Oxygen Mask on You First 81

Chapter 5 The History of Change or How Does It Work? Not in a Vacuum! 89

Chapter 6 OK! OK! Neurofeedback is Great! But Really, How Does It Work? 121

Chapter 7 Neuroanatomy as My Guide 155

Chapter 8 Don't Drink the Poison 217

Chapter 9 The Thing that Makes this Book Special Is I Finally Figured Out What Helped My Children Change 237

Chapter 10 Section One Summary Tools of the Trade 255

Section 2 Resource Me 271

Chapter 11 Autism Basics 273

Chapter 12 Autism Spectrum Disorders Defined 301

Chapter 13 Treating Autism 315

Chapter 14 Selecting an Autism Treatment Program 341

Chapter 15 Some Common Questions 347

Chapter 16 Growing Up with Autism 349

Chapter 17 Transitioning to Adulthood 355

Chapter 18 Some Helpful Hints 357

Closing 361

Research and Resources 363

About the Author 365

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

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    The Miracle of Neurofeedback Offers New Hope

    In her book "Miracles Are Made: A Real-Life Guide to Autism" Lynette Louise brings the reader a new kind of hope, as she relates concrete information gained through her personal experiences of the effectiveness and power of Neurofeedback techniques for healing autism. By the middle of the first page of chapter one, three year old Dar was already tugging at my heart strings. Lynette Louise had my attention and my respect as a concerned caregiver and adoptive parent. Lynette understands and discusses the problems that leave parents vulnerable to false hopes of finding a magical potion in Neurofeedback for curing their child of autism. Lynette is careful to state and describe a problem before she tries to present a solution. Her writing is filled with ideas, information, and insights. She is not only well informed; she is articulate and convincing in her presentation. She is candid while warning of the constancy of self-denial, the development of a martyr complex, and the overwhelming bouts with depression. She writes from a practical standpoint rather then from theory as she talks about the sensory perception and stress issues of care giving, and the need to be energized and focused. She reinforces the paradigm that children with autism can be successfully treated. I appreciated the organization and flow of the material. Lynette previews in the introduction the aim and purpose of each chapter. The book is divided into two sections: Section I deals with Lynette's journey in raising eight children, two biological children, six adopted, five disabled, four on the autism spectrum. She also shares illustrations from the stories of some of her clients and their families. Section II is a resource section and includes: diagnostic criteria, available therapy, causal theories. I found her research listing to be very comprehensive. In conclusion she reviews the contents of the material again reinforcing the concepts included. Several personal friends and acquaintances are currently struggling with the impact of autism on their children. I also have family members directly involved in the dealing with special needs children professionally. In my reading I became so emotionally involved that I often had to put the book down to allow time to assimilate the material. Board Certified in Neurofeedback, considered an expert in Autism, Lynette Louise teaches children, counsel's parents, and speaks to professionals. I highly recommend "Miracles Are Made: A Real-Life Guide to Autism" as must a read for educators, mental health professionals, social workers, and parents of autistic children. A complimentary copy of the book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    A must read for ALL parents!!

    I laughed, cried and learned so much from this one book. I wish I could thank the author personally for sharing so candidly from her life! It made it easier for me to let my guard down and really understand the choices I was making that were getting in my own way. I have noticed a difference already in day to day experiences with my family. I'm making informed and intentional choices where befor I was acting out of a desire to feel like a good mom. Who would have thought trying to look and feel like a good mom was stopping me from being just that? I have tried neurofeedback and it helped one of my son's stop wetting the bed while another no longer chooses anger as automatically. I love this book and am going to read it again after my best friend is finished borrowing my copy!

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