A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments
208 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
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Release Date:15 Dec 2012
ISBN:9781849059046
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A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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; a summary 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 with them, to sift through the avalanche of advice and make their own informed choices about treatment.

Parents and family members of children with autism spectrum disorders, also of interest to teachers and therapists.

Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg, PhD, is a Cognitive Development 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.

1. Introduction.

2. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).

3. Floortime (DIR).

4. Sensory Integration Therapy.

5. Daily Life Therapy (DLT).

6. TEACHH.

7. Relationship Development Intervention.

8. Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet.

9. Dietary Supplements.

10. Other Dietary Interventions.

11. Chelation Therapy.

12. CranioSacral Therapy (CST).

13. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO).

14. Hippotherapy.

15. Music Therapy (MT).

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