Raindrops on Roman: Overcoming Autism: A Message of Hopeby Elizabeth Scott
Roman was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, and over time more and more behavioral symptoms were becoming evident. By the age
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A Mother Helps Her Son Recover From Autism: An account of a mother’s true-life saga of love and desperation, Elizabeth Scott, a former elementary school teacher, shares how she helped her son recover from the clutches of autism.
Roman was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, and over time more and more behavioral symptoms were becoming evident. By the age of two he had exhibited 45 telltale symptoms of autism. Elizabeth Scott explains how she used her “Skills and Drills” to reverse 100% of these symptoms resulting in a full recovery.
Autism is a developmental brain disorder that typically reveals itself within the first three years of a child’s life. For unknown reasons, autism has grown to be the number-one leading childhood disability in the United States.
“One out of every 150 children is diagnosed with autism each year, one in 94 boys.” (www.autismspeaks.org)
Most experts in the field of autism do not believe in recovery. However, Scott says, “With a consistent, repetitious, and structured intensive intervention program started at the toddler stage when the brain is still malleable, tremendous improvement and even recovery is possible for many autistic children.”
Elizabeth explains that she used simple, inexpensive therapeutic supplies to create her “Skills and Drills” program that anyone can adopt. Today Roman is a happy, confident seven-year-old boy. He is in a traditional first grade class and does not need any special education, services, or therapies.
“Raindrops on Roman and Whiskers on Kittens...These are a few of my favorite things...”
Songs, rhymes, and a large repertoire of fun-filled methods bubbled out of this exemplary creative mother, Elizabeth Scott, to gently and firmly teach her son to overcome symptoms of autism.
Raindrops on Roman will move you to tears, punctuated with a few bursts of spontaneous laughter, as you marvel at this touching true story.
You will learn very specific skills and drills that she used, what materials to obtain to implement them, and what areas each activity helps to develop and improve. This is a must-have book for all parents and every professional working with children who have autism.
"This is a story about a mother’s love. There is no other way to explain what she endured to help Roman recover except love, pure and simple. Elizabeth became an educator and spent her career prior to Roman as a teacher… Hopefully, the new recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics (screening for autism for all children at 18 and 24 months), along with stories like Roman’s will help countless children overcome autism in the future. And even for parents of children without autism, there is much to be learned from this book. The skills and drills Elizabeth used for Roman can be used for any toddler and preschool child."
~ Dr. Robert Silver, MD, Medical Director, Neonatology
Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital
Carolinas Medical Center – NorthEast, Concord, NC
"It is my pleasure to write this letter of endorsement for the book Raindrops On Roman by Elizabeth Burton Scott.
"This book will inspire and motivate families to the possibilities for their child to overcome autism. Elizabeth writes about Roman's journey to recovery from autism with a mother's love, patience, dedication, and motivation to do what ever it takes to help her child. She describes her struggles and the daily demands that a child with autism has on a family and how she was able to cope and work with Roman. She includes important information presented in easy-to-understand language describing red flags to observe for autism, how and where to obtain diagnostic and therapeutic testing, and agencies to contact for needed services that are available at little or no cost. The Skills and Drills Lessons will provide useful instruction and suggestions for activities and creative play that parents can do to enhance their child's development. I know this book will be helpful to any family of a child with autism.
"As an Occupational Therapist working with children and their families for thirty years I highly recommend Raindrops on Roman as a "must-have book" for Early Intervention and Children's Centers’ lending libraries to share with their families of children with autism."
~ Lynne Gillis, OTR/L
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- Reed, Robert D. Publishers
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Meet the Author
Elizabeth Burton Scott, M.A. has her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. With her professional skills and her deep devotion as a mother, she persevered in leading her son through his early childhood years to recover from 45 symptoms of autism.
Now, through consulting, speaking, and coaching, she offers HELP and HOPE to the parents of an ever-growing population of children diagnosed with autism as well as to the professionals working in early childhood development, whether the children have autism or not. Her “78 Skills and Drills” program has wide application to all children.
Elizabeth lives in Dallas, Texas with her son and her husband. She currently is working privately with a little boy in his home to help him recover from symptoms of autism.
After publishing RAINDROPS ON ROMAN, Elizabeth Scott co-wrote with Lynne Gillis, Occupational Therapist, AUTISM RECOVERY MANUAL OF SKILLS AND DRILLS: A Preschool and Kindergarten Education Program for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists
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Since we have a grandson with autism,I have read many books by parents and professionals on the subject.This one, by a mother who is also a teacher, is real and gives detailed descriptions of things she did to help her child. She doesn't sugarcoat the difficulties or the time and discipline required to help her child see results. Our child has been in a program that uses some of the same techniques for six months and is making progress; but because every case is different, it is always helpful to see what other caregivers have done that gave good results. We will surely try some of her ideas and appreciate her sharing of them.
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Amazing true story. If these results are typically possible, there is great hope for all autistic children.
I actually borrowed this book from a friend and ended up buying it for myself and the following book that goes more into details of the breakdown of each skills and drills. I was very excited to have things all explain out as to what what done and what tools/supplies that you need. I would definately recommend this book to any person who has a child with autism and whats to do a little extra therapy with them. The skills and drills that this lady came up with are excellent and incorporate everyday things.