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Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012 [Paperback]

Ken Siri , Tony Lyons , Teri Arranga , Rita Shreffler

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April 1 2011 Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism
The parents of children with autism know that research is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources to do this, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism research and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. Each contributor provides readers with an easy-to-understand description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Siri and Lyons include the therapies of the future, focusing on current clinical trials, ongoing research, and the researchers who are striving to better understand autism and find new treatments.

Revised and updated to reflect the new developments in the last year, the 2011–2012 edition explains possible causes of autism, including food allergies and gastrointestinal diseases in children. An extensive variety of therapies is discussed, from dietary interventions that reduce sugars and remove gluten to animal assisted therapies that place a dog or cat in the care of the autistic individual to help enhance social and developmental skills. Filled with numerous case studies and more than seventy distinct subjects, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism is a detailed and informative guide for anyone affected by autism.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (April 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616082526
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616082529
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.4 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #695,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Parents and teachers seeking innovative ways to assist children with autism will find this a very useful resource.

About the Author

Ken Siri is a freelance writer living in New York City and is the parent of a boy with autism. He is the author of 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys and co-author of Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism.

Tony Lyons is the president and publisher of Skyhorse Publishing.  He is the author of The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom and Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism.

Rita Shreffler is a founding board member of the National Autism Association and has served as Executive Director since 2006. She has spent the past eight years working to build public awareness of the relationship between increased toxic exposures to children and the development of neurological disorders such as autism and ADHD, lobbying at state and national levels for the removal of mercury from vaccines. Rita has been interviewed by numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Redbook, and has provided background research for Meet the Press and In These Times. Rita and her husband Arnie live with their two children, Andrew and Mary Kathryn, near Springfield, Missouri.

Teri Arranga

is the executive director of AutismOne and has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest. Teri has also been an annual contributor to Skyhorse Publishing’s Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism. She is a radio host and serves as the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration. Teri lives in Fullerton, California.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading May 2 2011
By Abbey Lawrence - Published on
This is such an important book. Since a close friend's daughter developed late-onset autism, I've been reading everything about treatments that I can get my hands on, and there's nothing else like this available. With autism rates growing so quickly, people have to start thinking outside the box, and this book is the place to start. Every parent, relative, or friend of a child with autism should be considering every treatment available and weighing their merits seriously. Here are some of the therapies and subjects discussed in the book:

-Antiepileptic Treatments
-Art Therapy
-Dietary interventions
-Leaky gut and autism
-Speech-language therapy
-Nutritional supplementation

There are many more. Carefully researched but very readable, this is a book for parents, medical professionals, or anyone who wants to improve the life of an autistic child they care about. There are so many unknowns surrounding autism--it's thrilling and very encouraging to get an inside view of the progress being made to understand and treat it.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly what I expected... April 20 2011
By Lee A. Hinton - Published on
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While this is a terrific collection of cutting-edge therapies, what isn't mentioned specifically in the description is that the therapies are predominantly bio-medical, and newer bio-medical at that.

When I purchased it I was seeking teaching and behavioral therapies, to include in IEP requests. The information was intriguing, but there was little I could do with it on my own. So, while "nice to know", the usefulness of the book was a bust. I didn't even see a section on how to find these practioners in your area.

To boot, the interest I do have in biomedical interventions is in hyperbarric chambers and those were not even mentioned.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-Read Material on Autism Aug. 2 2012
By David R. Wayne - Published on
This is a great book on a vitally important topic. All parents of special kids know what a struggle it is to stay abreast of all the new information out there in order to come up with the best resources possible for the most important thing on the planet -- your kids. This book pulls it all together and is a fantastic tool at just the right time -- NOW!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I went to the library July 17 2012
By grandmasheryl - Published on
I, as a grandmother to a perfect 10 yr.old boy with autism, have been keeping lists, notes, phone numbers, websites and the list goes on with the information that is in this book. You may only be looking for one or two certain things right now but trust me, you will end up needing to know more about something-else as time goes on.
I am on right now to BUY this book.
Loving it....
Sheryl Mahoney, California
5.0 out of 5 stars Cutting Edge Therapies June 7 2014
By VIA8 - Published on
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This is a great book and a must read for parents of children with ASD. It provides detailed information about the various therapies and provides parents with options. I highly recommend buying this book.

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