Navigating The Medical Maze With A Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Sue Ming
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008609
Size: 50.35 MB
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Navigating The Medical Maze With A Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder from the Author: Sue Ming. This comprehensive guide enables parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to play an active and effective role in their child's medical care from diagnosis to early adulthood. With a focus on working with health care providers to ensure the best treatment for your child's unique needs, it includes: - a description of the developmental and medical conditions faced by children with ASDs in lay terms - an explanation of common diagnostic tests - a presentation of conventional and alternative therapies and how they work - tips for managing day-to-day medical or behavioral problems - advice for parents considering enrolling their child in a research project - and all the latest medical information. This authoritative and accessible book provides parents of children with an ASD with the foundation of knowledge they need to become an active partner in the medical care of their child and the map that will allow them to navigate the complex medical world.

Making Sense Of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: James Coplan
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 0553806815
Size: 57.55 MB
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Making Sense Of Autistic Spectrum Disorders from the Author: James Coplan. Compiles decades of research and clinical work in a guide to the sometimes bewildering array of therapy options and intervention programs.

Neurology Examination And Board Review Third Edition

Author: Nizar Souayah
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071825509
Size: 61.16 MB
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Neurology Examination And Board Review Third Edition from the Author: Nizar Souayah. 1,200+ Q&A’s provide the ultimate review for the neurology boards McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review: Neurology, Third Edition is the fastest and most effective way to prepare for the neurology certification/recertification exams administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. You will find everything you need in one comprehensive review: questions, answers, thorough explanations, valuable full-color illustrations, and a presentation that simulates what you will actually see on the boards. Designed to sharpen differential diagnosis skills, McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review: Neurology delivers more than 1,200 questions and answers with detailed explanations for correct and incorrect answers, using the current literature for references. This unique review includes coverage of every topic found on the exam, including psychiatry and pediatric neurology. • Completely updated questions reflect the new neurology board format • 8-page full-color insert • Helps you remember must-know details on diagnostic testing and the neurological examination • Prepares you for the entire range of clinical neurology questions

Stars In Her Eyes

Author: Dr Linda Barboa
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN: 9781630632007
Size: 74.86 MB
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Stars In Her Eyes from the Author: Dr Linda Barboa. ""You have a healthy baby boy!"" The words ring like church bells in the ears of new parents. But a child's life does not always follow the road map created in the parents' hearts. Small nagging signs give way to larger, scarier symptoms. Then the dreaded words: ""Your child has autism."" These words echo in their heads like a freight train blasting through their hopes and dreams. This is a moment that forever defines their family life. Despite the rapidly surging rate of autism, they feel alone. Questions flood their minds. They face an overwhelming search for educational, medical, and social information. Stars in Her Eyes is designed to help parents and teachers navigate the dizzying maze of autism. Dr. Barboa shares heartfelt narratives from parents and teachers who have gone before and paved the way. Each contributor gives practical advice from her own unique experiences. Stars in Her Eyes includes powerful yet light-hearted vignettes relating to each topic. The reader will feel that he is sitting in the same room with these authors, enjoying the enlightening conversation of those living with autism on a daily basis.

Getting The Best For Your Child With Autism

Author: Bryna Siegel
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606238000
Size: 12.29 MB
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Getting The Best For Your Child With Autism from the Author: Bryna Siegel. As the parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder, you need an informed, caring advocate who can deftly guide you through the complex maze of treatment options. In this empowering resource, bestselling author Bryna Siegel--one of the world’s leading authorities on the disorder--helps you zero in on proven strategies and tailor them to fit your child’s unique needs. Like no other book, Getting the Best for Your Child with Autism shows how to get an accurate assessment of your child’s strengths and weaknesses so you can develop a plan of action suited to his or her individual learning style, interests, verbal abilities, and social skills. You’ll learn what services you’re entitled to, how to determine what’s right for your family, and ways to work effectively with doctors and school professionals. With Dr. Siegel as your ally, you can help your child learn and grow.

What S Wrong With My Child

Author: Sandra Surace
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452010749
Size: 73.78 MB
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What S Wrong With My Child from the Author: Sandra Surace. At least six million American children have difficulties that are diagnosed as serious mental disorders, according to government surveys - a number that has tripled since the early 1990s. But there is little convincing evidence that the rates of illness have increased in the past few decades. Rather, many experts say it is the frequency of diagnosis that is going up, in part because doctors are more willing to attribute behavior problems to mental illness, and in part because the public is more aware of childhood mental disorders (NY Times, 2006). According to the US Attorney General, "Mental disorders are characterized by abnormalities in cognition, emotion or mood, or the highest integrative aspects of behavior, such as social interactions or planning of future activities." The process of diagnosing these disorders comes with a great deal of controversy. Before a diagnosis is accepted the practitioner must be able to explain how the behaviors differ from normal developmental behaviors. In Hope's case medical treatment would not be effective in reducing symptoms because her environment never changed. The sexual abuse never stopped and Hope was merely medicated into submission. Once the need for medications for such a young girl reached three the psychiatrist should have started asking other questions. However, since psychiatry categorizes the individual, once labeled, it stops questioning the diagnosis as being potentially 'false' and, thereby, confines treatment to the social standard of normal.

Children With Starving Brains

Author: Jaquelyn McCandless
Publisher: Bramble Books
ISBN: 9781883647179
Size: 43.74 MB
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Children With Starving Brains from the Author: Jaquelyn McCandless. Children With Starving Brains is a message of hope in the midst of a worldwide epidemic of autism, ADD and ADHD. This is the first book written by an experienced clinician that gives a step-by-step treatment guide for parents and doctors based on the understanding that ASD is a complex biomedical illness resulting in significant brain malnutrition. Genetic susceptibility activated by ?triggers? such as pesticides and heavy metals in vaccines can lead to immune system impairment, gut dysfunction, and pathogen invasion such as yeast and viruses in many children. Dr. McCandless, whose grandchild with autism has inspired her ?broad spectrum approach, ? describes important diagnostic tools needed to select appropriate treatment programs. Her book explains major therapies newly available and identifies safe and effective options for parents and physicians working together to improve the health of these special children.

Everyone Pretend To Be Normal

Author: Rochelle Miller
Publisher: Connor Court Publishing
ISBN: 9781922168269
Size: 58.77 MB
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Everyone Pretend To Be Normal from the Author: Rochelle Miller. This book is an autobiographical account of one family's journey through the puzzling maze of autism, as narrated by mother Rochelle Miller. Sometimes wry and irreverent, it tells of the challenges and triumphs involved with caring for two sons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, examining a serious subject in a sometimes not-so-serious light. --- "There is much pain and some black humour along the path of raising autistic children but also quiet pride and solace gained by seeing progress made, however incremental. Rochelle Miller has raised not one but two children on the autism spectrum with the help and support of Ben and many others, she has now written her personal story with clarity and vibrance." - The Honourable Tim Fischer AC, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Playing Laughing And Learning With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Author: Julia Moor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428241
Size: 72.10 MB
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Playing Laughing And Learning With Children On The Autism Spectrum from the Author: Julia Moor. Praise for the first edition: `An approachable and practical edition that will be welcomed by parents and carers alike. I know how hard it can be to find 'How to' resources for parents. Well here is a gem.' - Children, Young People and Families Parents of young children newly diagnosed as on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. This updated second edition contains an extensive chapter on how to use the computer, the internet and the digital camera to find and make resources and activities, and suggests many suitable websites to help parents through the internet maze. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.