A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

By: Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg (author), Becky L. Spritz (author), Katherine K. Bedard (contributor), Nicolas D. Taylor (contributor), Malorie L. Dimler (contributor), Mary Beth McCullough (contributor), Michelson Michelson (contributor), Jill Myerow Bloom (contributor), Brown Birtwell Brown Birtwell (contributor), Kristen L. Batejan (contributor)Paperback

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Description

The number of intervention options available for children with autism can be overwhelming for parents. This book provides brief, user-friendly descriptions of the most commonly publicized treatments for autism, summarizing the available information in an objective and accessible way. Each short chapter covers a single treatment from Applied Behavior Analysis to Gluten-Free Casein-Free diets, as well as lesser known therapies such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Each includes a definition and description; a summary of the prevailing information gleaned from popular press; an explanation of what the science says; and an idea of potential costs to parents and schools. This straight-talking and practical guide will allow parents of newly-diagnosed children, as well as any professionals working alongside them, to sift through the avalanche of advice and make their own informed choices about treatment.

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About Author

Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg, PhD, is a Cognitive Developmental Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. Becky L. Spritz, PhD, is a Child Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island. They are the authors of A Clinician's Guide to Normal Cognitive Development in Childhood.

Contents

Acknowledgements. Notes. 1. About this Book. Elisabeth H. Sandberg and Becky L. Spritz. 2. Science and Scientific Vocabulary. Elisabeth H. Sandberg and Becky L. Spritz. 3. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Mallory L. Dimler and Elisabeth H. Sandberg. 4. Chelation. Jill Myerow Bloom and Elisabeth H. Sandberg. 5. Craniosacral Therapy (CST). Nicholas D. Taylor and Elisabeth H. Sandberg. 6. Daily Life Therapy (DLT). Katherine K. Bedard and Elisabeth H. Sandberg. 7. Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship-based Model (DIR)/Floortime. Kristen L. Batejan and Becky L. Spritz. 8. Dietary Supplements. Elisabeth H. Sandberg and Kristen L. Batejan. 9. Gluten-free/Casein-free Diet. Elisabeth H. Sandberg and Susan E. Michelson. 10. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Nicholas D. Taylor and Elisabeth H. Sandberg. 11. The Miller Method. Mary Beth McCullough and Elisabeth H. Sandberg. 12. Music Therapy. Elisabeth H. Sandberg and Katherine K. Bedard. 13. P.L.A.Y. Project Home Consultation Program (PPHC). Kristin Brown Birtwell and Becky L. Spritz. 14. Relationship Development Intervention (RDI). Mary Beth McCullough and Elisabeth H. Sandberg. 15. Sensory Integration Therapy (SI). Elisabeth H. Sandberg and Susan E. Michelson. 16. The Son-Rise Program. Joseph C. Viola and Elisabeth H. Sandberg. 17. TEACCH. Mary Beth McCullough and Elisabeth H. Sandberg. 18. A Note about Medications. Elisabeth H. Sandberg and Becky L. Spritz. References. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781849059046
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781849059046
  • weight: 281
  • ISBN10: 1849059047

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