A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments
208 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Dec 2012

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The number of intervention options available for children withautism can be overwhelming for parents. This book provides brief,user-friendly descriptions of the most commonly publicized treatmentsfor autism, summarizing the available information in an objective andaccessible way.

Each short chapter covers a single treatment from Applied BehaviorAnalysis to Gluten-Free Casein-Free diets, as well as lesser knowntherapies such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Each includes a definitionand description; a summary of the prevailing information gleaned frompopular press; a summary of what the science says; and an idea ofpotential costs to parents and schools.

This straight-talking and practical guide will allow parents ofnewly-diagnosed children, as well as any professionals workingalongside with them, to sift through the avalanche of advice and maketheir 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 CognitiveDevelopment Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology atVanderbilt University, Tennessee. Becky L. Spritz,PhD, is a Child Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professorof Psychology at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island. They are theauthors of A Clinician's Guide to Normal Cognitive Developmentin Childhood.

1. Introduction.

2. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).

3. Floortime (DIR).

4. Sensory Integration Therapy.

5. Daily Life Therapy (DLT).


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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