Autism Breakthrough

Author: Raun K. Kaufman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473502598
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Psychology

If your child has been diagnosed with autism, this book is for you. When Raun Kaufman's parents were told that their son was autistic and would probably spend his life in an institution, they decided to look for their own solution. They joined Raun in his unique, isolated world and connected with him there. They then gradually lead Raun out of his disorder and his life changed dramatically. Raun now teaches his parents' Son-Rise method all over the world and has written this book to help families everywhere connect with their children and improve their lives. Autism Breakthrough explains autism and its associated behaviours from the child's viewpoint and shows parents how to apply the practical strategies of the Son-Rise programme. Wherever your child may be on the autistic spectrum, this book will provide hope, support and new ways to break free from autism.

Autism Breakthrough

Author: Raun K. Kaufman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250063477
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Years later, Raun graduated with a degree in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and has become a passionate and articulate autism expert and educator with no trace of his former condition. So what happened? Thanks to The Son-Rise Program, a revolutionary method created by his parents, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. (His story was recounted in the best-selling book Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues and in the award-winning NBC television movie Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love.) In Autism Breakthrough, Raun presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Autism, he explains, is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when, in fact, it is a social relational disorder. Raun explains what it feels like to be autistic and shows how and why The Son-Rise Program works. A step-by-step guide with clear, practical strategies that readers can apply immediately—in some cases, parents see changes in their children in as little as one day—Autism Breakthrough makes it possible for these special children to defy their original often-very-limited prognoses. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and to participate successfully in the world. An important work of hope, science, and progress, Autism Breakthrough presents the powerful ideas and practical applications that have already changed the lives of families all over the world.

Autism Breakthrough

Author: Raun K. Kaufman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250041111
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The Director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America, who as a child was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic and possessing an IQ below 30, outlines his parents' controversial program that enabled his recovery, subsequent education and successful career. 40,000 first printing.

Autistic Logistics

Author: Kate Wilde
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784500160
Release Date: 2014-12-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

Have you ever wished that your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) came with a manual? This book provides just that, offering clear, precise, step-by-step advice on everything you want to know, including: - How to toilet train your child without pushing or pressuring - How to get your child to sleep in their own bed and through the night - What to do when your child tantrums, hits or bites - How to introduce new foods, without a fight Based on decades of experience, Kate Wilde tackles these day-to-day issues and more, using tried-and-tested techniques to help you transform the challenges of home life and create harmony. The unique approach featured in the book, which encourages you to support your child's need for control rather than fight against it, can have transformative results. Not only will you learn to see through your child's eyes and help your child in a way that honors his/her specialness, but you will also begin to free yourself from the pressure and discomfort that can so often accompany everyday challenges. Catering to all age ranges and points on the spectrum, this book will be of immeasurable value to parents and caregivers of children with autism, other family members, as well as teachers and teaching assistants.

Son Rise

Author: Barry Neil Kaufman
Publisher: H J Kramer
ISBN: 9781932073447
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

In 1979, the classic bestseller Son Rise was made into an award-winning NBC television special, which has been viewed by 300 million people worldwide. Now, Son Rise: The Miracle Continues presents not only the expanded and updated journal of Barry and Samahria Kaufman's successful effort to reach their "unreachable" child but goes beyond to include a sensitive portrayal of how that singular event has become a worldwide phenomenon. When their son Raun was a year old, he began to withdraw from human contact. Diagnosed as autistic, Raun tested with an I.Q. of under 30. Experts offered no hope and advised institutionalizing him. Barry and Samahria refused to accept this prognosis. For several years they worked with Raun in a program of their own design, based on unconditional love and acceptance. By age three and a half, Raun was functioning above his age level — a bright and curious little person. The story of the Kaufmans' experience to this point makes up Part I of Son Rise: The Miracle Continues. Part II continues Raun's story and describes the intervening years as the Kaufmans offered hope and healing to thousands of families with special-needs children. At age twenty, Raun attended a top university, and displayed a near-genius I.Q. Today, he shows no trace of his former condition. Part III of the book highlights the moving stories of five families who, guided by the Kaufmans and the Son-Rise Program, have created "rebirths" for their own special children.

What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Child with Autism

Author: Jonathan Levy
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402221200
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Child with Autism gives you the best techniques you can do? right now? to work with your child and draw him or her back into our interactive world.

The Autism Revolution

Author: Dr. Martha Herbert
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345527219
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Family & Relationships

“An in-depth, scientific—yet hopeful and positive—look at how the brain and body work together . . . [Dr. Martha Herbert] has developed a new way of seeing autism.”—Library Journal After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, Harvard Medical School researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism, she concludes, is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child’s genes and destined to remain fixed forever. Instead, it is the result of a cascade of events, many seemingly minor. And while other doctors may dismiss your child’s physical symptoms—the anxiety, sensory overload, sleeplessness, frequent illnesses or seizures—as coincidental or irrelevant, Dr. Herbert sees them as vital clues to what the underlying problems are, and how to help. Drawing from the newest research, technologies, and insights, as well as inspiring case studies of both children and adults, Dr. Herbert guides you toward restoring health and resiliency in your loved one with autism. Her specific recommendations aim to provide optimal nutrition, reduce toxic exposures, limit stress, and open the door to learning and creativity. As thousands of families who have cobbled together these solutions themselves already know, this program can have dramatic benefits—for your child with autism, and for you, your whole family, and perhaps your next baby as well. “Invaluable . . . a must-read . . . Dr. Martha Herbert gets it. She not only gets it, but she puts it out there in an awesome book so the rest of us can get it, too.”—Autism Watch “[Herbert] goes further than most autism specialists. Her impressive science background merges with common sense and even intuitive sense [making] complex scientific and medical materials seamlessly blend with a holistic viewpoint.”—Relieve Autism “Hope and practical guidance . . . With this easy-to-read book, parents can gain wisdom on how to guide your child to achieve a healthy and thriving life.”—Mom Central

Facing Autism

Author: Lynn M. Hamilton
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9780307569035
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

Don't Let Autism Have the Last Word in Your Child's Life. Perhaps one of the most devastating things you can learn as a parent is that your child has been diagnosed with autism. A multifaceted disorder, autism has long baffled parents and professionals alike. At one time, doctors gave parents virtually no hope for combating the disorder. But in recent years, new treatments and therapies have demonstrated that improvement is possible. With intensive, early intervention, some children have recovered from autism and have been integrated into school, indistinguishable from their peers. Discover ten things you can do to begin battling your child's autism right now. See why Applied Behavior Analysis has become parents' treatment of choice, and examine its impressive results. Get information on cutting-edge biomedical treatments such as secretin and immunotherapy. Learn how dietary intervention can positively impact your child's behavior. Find out what additional therapies can offer - including sensory and auditory integration. Explore loving ways to keep your family together when your world is torn apart. Children with autism do have the possibility to improve greatly, and some even overcome the effects of autism, if appropriate therapies are begun early enough. Discover the steps you can take today to begin the fight for your child's future in Facing Autism. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Eating for Autism

Author: Elizabeth Strickland
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780786746422
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

What your child eats has a major impact on his brain and body function. Eating for Autism is the first book to explain how an autism, Asperger's, PDD-NOS, or ADHD condition can effectively be treated through diet. Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child's diet, starting with essential foods and supplements and moving to more advanced therapies like the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet. Parents who have followed Strickland's revolutionary plan have reported great improvements in their child's condition, from his mood, sleeping patterns, learning abilities, and behavior to his response to other treatment approaches. Complete with 75 balanced, kid-friendly recipes, and advice on overcoming sensory and feeding skill problems, Eating for Autism is an essential resource to help a child reach his full potential.

The Teaching of Talking

Author: Mark A. Ittleman
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781614482543
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Medical

People with speaking difficulties are at the mercy of insurance companies who are determining how often and for how long speech therapy services should be delivered. It is also a disturbing reality that the likelihood for therapy frequency and length of care is contingent upon either the level of competence or comfort level of the speech-language pathologist or the financial policies of each institution. Often it has nothing to do with the severity or need for speech therapy. Our health care system is in no position to bankroll the long-term therapy that many people need who have moderate to profound speaking difficulties. The goal of Teaching of Talking is to make sure that any loved one, caregiver or speech-language pathologist is thoroughly knowledgeable in methods to help people improve talking since it is never known when the plug will be pulled on speech and language therapy services. Ittleman says: “I see hundreds of people with speech and language difficulties each year. By reading and applying The Teaching of Talking, you will have the confidence to help your client or loved one, no matter what the insurance company or institution does. By learning to do what is in Teaching of Talking you will be more self-sufficient and will not have to rely on anyone to provide your loved one with expert speech therapy.

The Myth of Autism

Author: Michael Goldberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629140636
Release Date: 2014-07-29
Genre: Medical

Experts agree that America is in the midst of a disturbing epidemic of what has thus far been diagnosed as autism. In just thirty years autism diagnoses have risen from 1 in 5,000 children to 1 in 110, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But in the history of our society there has never been an “epidemic” of any developmental or genetic disorder—it is scientifically impossible. So what is this mysterious affliction known as “autism,” and how can we stop it? Dr. Goldberg and his colleagues illustrate why autism cannot be genetic, but is a symptom of a treatable neurological disease that attacks the brain’s immune system. Readers will come to understand that Autism is not psychological or developmental, but a medical disease, Autism is caused by a dysfunction in the neuro-immune system and often by secondary neurotropic viruses that impact the neuro-immune system and brains, illnesses such as autism, ADD/ADHD, and chronic fatigue syndrome all have different “labels” but are actually variations on the same thing: neuro-immune dysfunction syndromes (NIDS), and what you can do to transform your own life or the lives of your loved ones. "Dr. Goldberg's knowledge base is greater than anyone else's in this treatment area. He is the best expert in this field, in my opinion. I could have taken my son to any autism doctor in the world and I chose Dr. Goldberg." --Bruce L. Russell, MD, FAAFP

Qigong Massage for Your Child with Autism

Author: Louisa Silva
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 9781848190702
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Psychology

Qigong massage has been used in China for thousands of years as a means to achieve health and wellbeing, and to treat a wide variety of ailments. This book teaches parents a simple qigong massage programme that has been developed specifically for the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). With step-by-step instructions and an accompanying DVD demonstrating the technique in action, this book offers parents clear guidance on how to adopt qigong massage into their child's daily routine successfully. The program is based around a core 15 minute massage that, when performed regularly, has been shown to greatly improve mood and behavior, sleeping patterns, and language and social skills. Also included is information on diet, advice on reading a child's body language during massage, and helpful progress checklists. Qigong massage is the ideal therapy for parents looking for an alternative way to strengthen the mind, body and sensory abilities of their young child with autism aged 6 and under.

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics Autism ADHD Asthma and Allergies

Author: Kenneth Bock
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345507686
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

Autism is an epidemic: It has spiked 1,500 percent in the last twenty years. ADHD, asthma and allergies have also skyrocketed over the same time period. One of these conditions now strikes one in every three children in America. But there is hope. Leading medical innovator Kenneth Bock, M.D., has helped change the lives of more than a thousand children, and in this important book, with a comprehensive program that targets all four of the 4-A disorders, he offers help to children everywhere. This is the book that finally puts hope within reach. Doctors have generally overlooked the connections among the 4-A disorders, despite their concurrent rise and the presence of many medical clues. For years the medical establishment has considered autism medically untreatable and utterly incurable, and has limited ADHD treatment mainly to symptom suppression. Dr. Bock and his colleagues, however, have discovered a solution – one that goes to the root of the problem. They have found that deadly modern toxins, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, genetic vulnerabilities and assaults on the immune and gastrointestinal systems trigger most of the symptoms of the 4-A disorders, resulting in frequent misdiagnosis and untold misery. Dr. Bock’s remarkable Healing Program, drawing on medical research and based on years of clinical success, offers a safe, sensible solution that is individualized to each child to help remedy these root causes. The biomedical approach to autism, ADHD, and the other 4-A epidemics, as innovated by Dr. Bock and some of America’s finest integrative physicians, is one of the most promising and exciting medical movements of our time. In this eminently readable account, written by Dr. Bock in collaboration with critically acclaimed author Cameron Stauth, you will meet children and parents whose dramatic stories will inspire you to change the life of your own child. This program may be the help that you have been praying for. From the Hardcover edition.

Happiness Is a Choice

Author: Barry Neil Kaufman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307788283
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Self-Help

"I have long admired the word of Barry and Suzi Kaufman. In this new book, Barry very explicitly reveals the options and choices we can all make to find the road to happiness." Bernie Siegel, M.D. Author of LOVE, MEDICINE, AND MIRACLES Barry Kaufman demonstrates clearly and dramatically, that the potential for happiness is inside each of us. He and his wife have observed that people who are most successful in finding happiness share certain traits. And he has used these traits to create six Shortcuts to Happiness that you can begin using immediately. Kaufman demonstrates clearly and dramatically how to make the choice by making love a viable, vital, useful force in our daily lives. From the Hardcover edition.

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

Author: Sally J. Rogers
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609184704
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Psychology

Presents strategies for helping children with autism interact with others and achieve their potential, covering such areas as back-and-forth interactions, nonverbal communication, and imitation.