Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2010-2011

Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2010-2011


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For parents of children with autism, research is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources to do this, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism theory, 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. Each contributor gives the reader a basic description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Siri and Lyons include the therapies of the future, focusing on current clinical trials, ongoing research, and the researchers striving to better understand autism and find new treatments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616080259
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Ken Siri, also the author of Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, is the single parent of a boy with autism. He is the founder and president of Consilium Global Research, a Wall Street advisory firm. Ken is active in the autism community in New York City, where he and his son reside.

Tony Lyons is a publishing and copyright attorney and the publisher of Skyhorse Publishing. He lives and works in New York City.

Table of Contents

36 Melatonin Therapy for Sleep Disorders Dr. James Jan 221

37 MERIT Approach: Integrating ABA with Developmental Models Jenifer Clark 227

38 Methyl-B12: Myth or Materpiece? Dr. James Neubrander 232

39 Mitochondrial Dysfunction Dr. Richard E. Frye 238

40 Music Therapy by The American Music Therapy Association 242

41 Neurofeedback (Neurotherapy or EEG Biofeedback) Dr. Betty Jarusiewicz 248

42 Neuroimmune Dysfunction and the Rationale and Use of Antiviral Therapy Dr. Michael Goldberg 256

43 NeuroProtek, Flavonoids, and Allergies Dr. Theoharis Theoharides 261

44 Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration Markus Jarrow 267

45 Parent Support Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente 277

46 Personal Service Canines: Wilderwood is Changing Lives One Dog at a Time Tiffany Denyer 283

47 Pharmaceutical Medication Management: The Why, When, And What Dr. Mark Freilich 288

48 Physical Therapy Meghan Collins 292

49 PPAR Agonists (Actos) Dr. Michael Elice 296

50 Qigong Massage for Young Children with Autism Dr. Louisa Silva 300

51 Relationship Development Intervention Laura Hynes 304

52 Respen-A Dr. Fred Starr 311

53 The SCERTS Model Dr. Barry Prizant Dr. Amy Wetherby Emily Rubin Amy C. Laurent 314

54 Sensory-Based Antecedent Interventions Ginny Van Rie Dr. L. Juane Heflin 321

55 Sensory Gym: Emerge and See Amanda Friedman Alison Berkley 325

56 Sequential Homeopathy: The Houston Homeopathy Method Cindy Griffin Lindyl Lanham 330

57 The SMILE Center: The Sensory Motor Integration and Language Enrichment Center Markus Jarrow 338

58 Son-Rise Program Raun Kaufman 343

59 Sound-Based Therapies: The Davis Model of Sound Intervention Dorinne Davis 347

60 Speech-Language Therapy Lavinia Pereira Michelle Solomon 357

61 Stem Cell Therapy Dr. Frank Morales 369

62 Supplement Therapy: Rescue, Repair, and Reconnect Michael Payne 374

63 Traditional and Indigenous Healing Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona 380

64 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Joshua Barath Dr. Estate Sokhadze Dr. Ayman El-Baz Dr.Grace Mathai Dr Lonnie Sears Dr. Manuel F. Casanova 388

65 Viruses and Autism Dr. Mary Megson 398

66 Vision Therapy Dr. Jeffrey Becker 400

Therapies of the Future

67 Anti-Allergic, Anti-Inflammatory, and Other Future Treatments Dr. Theoharis Theoharides 406

68 Research at the University of Louisville Autism Center Dr. Manuel Casanova Dr. Estate Sokhadze Dr. Ayman El-Baz Joshua Baruth Dr Grace Mathai Dr. Lonnie Sears 410

69 Research Being Conducted at the Seaver Autism Center Dr. David Grodberg Dr. Alexander Kolevson Dr. Joseph Buxbaam 414

Final Thoughts

A Social Worker's View from the Trenches Bonnei Waring 424

Afterword Teri Arranga 427

Reference 431

List of Autism Organizations 477

List of Autism Schools 492

Recommended Reading 509

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