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by Tony Lyons,Mark Freilich,Teri Arranga,Ken Siri

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Tony Lyons,Mark Freilich,Teri Arranga,Ken Siri
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978-1616080259
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Skyhorse Publishing; 2010-2011 ed. edition (April 1, 2010)
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But I believe that Siri and Lyons calculated that it was more important to avoid the controversies and politics so common in autism circles which can sink any autism treatment book from the beginning. Instead, they felt that parents were better served by having the compendium with comprehensive information in a single place. Think of this book as a starting point for investigation.

Each contributor gives the reader a basic description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Publisher: Skyhorse (April 1, 2010).

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by Ken Siri,Tony Lyons,Teri Arranga

Each contributor gives the reader a basic description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. by Ken Siri,Tony Lyons,Teri Arranga.

newSpecify the genre of the book on their own. Author: Mark Freilich, Teri Arranga, Tony Lyons Ken Siri. Each contributor gives the reader a basic description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Memoirs Lifestyle & Sports Kids. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

ISBN13:9781616080259.

This excellent compilation gives parents the information they need to help their children.

For parents of children with autism, 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 theory, 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 gives the reader a basic 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 striving to better understand autism and find new treatments.
  • Thank you!!! There is so much information out there about autism (and sadly, still so much we still don't know) that this compendium is an absolute gift from Heaven. I am one year in from my daughter's diagnosis of autism. She is now 4 years old and we are very much in the thick of things regarding treatment options and therapies. This book has been great about including just about every methodological treatment and approach (that is, both biomedical and traditional therapies) used to treat Autism Spectrum Disorders today. They talk about ABA therapy, special diets like gluten-free casein-free diets, floortime, aquatic therapy, chelation, Son-Rise, occupational therapy, marijuana, parasites, physical therapy, and much more. (Can you tell that this really runs the gamut of possibilities?)

    The authors cut through autism politics by allowing practitioners of these therapies to present their approach in their own words. The book is arranged with each treatment having a single essay/article ranging anywhere from 2 to 8 pages compiled in alphabetical order. This may be unhelpful to some parents first investigating autism treatments simply because there is no overall voice telling them which treatments are more effective, widespread, researched, or recommended. There is also no voice to counter any one of these treatments by describing any dangers or adverse effects, relying on the contributors to critique their own approaches. Clearly, there can be a downside to this. But I believe that Siri and Lyons calculated that it was more important to avoid the controversies and politics so common in autism circles which can sink any autism treatment book from the beginning. Instead, they felt that parents were better served by having the compendium with comprehensive information in a single place. Think of this book as a starting point for investigation. When an approach seems worth investigating, do further research on that approach than what is found in the book.

    The only other possible criticism I have is about the contributors themselves. In some instances, a therapeutic approach is described by a founder or key practitioner of that particular approach. Some articles are authored simply by a certified therapist. But a problem with either of these is that while the therapeutic approach may be very highly recommended, the author may not have adequately explained its methodology, may not fully engage the reader, or poorly represent its benefits and/or shortcomings. In essence, it may be that a certified practitioner or even the founder of a methodology is not the best salesman for that same methodology. I found some of the essays were more compelling or more accessible/easily readable than others. I urge that readers keep this in mind when reading this book--try to glean the information and not necessarily reject an article because it may not have been the most effective author who wrote it. For instance, I personally found the ABA therapy article a bit boring -- though ABA is the most widely recommended approach and we've had much success with it for our daughter. On the other hand, I found the marijuana article very compelling, but I am unsure about whether or not it is appropriate for my own daughter.

    I am so grateful that this book is available. The sheer volume of information out there is overwhelming. Siri and Lyons have done a tremendous service for parents like me.

    If you found this review helpful, please let me know.

  • In this book, there is a chapter titled "Stem Cell Therapy" authored by "Dr." Frank Morales. Well, tonight I watched an expose' on "60 Minutes" titled "21st Century Snake Oil". And that expose' was a "Gotcha!" segment, wherein "Dr." Morales was exposed as being not a "doctor" at all: his medical degree from Texas Tech was fake, and his "stem cell" clinic was a fraud. So, I recommend you take a permanent marker and write "CROOK!" across the biography of "Dr." Morales, on page 369.

    Now, in fairness to those who espouse other non-traditional treatments, the "60 Minutes" reporter used the phrase "unproven." I'm not a fan of the word "unproven" to describe non-traditional treatments, because to many, it sounds the same as "disproven" or "false" - when such is not the case. To consider a treatment to be "proven", it must pass multiple rigorous double-blind, placebo controlled, cross-over studies. Such studies cost millions of dollars. But, because there is no profit to be made from treatments such as vitamin therapies, the studies to prove their effectiveness will never be done. That does not mean, however, that such treatments are ineffective. It only means that such treatments have not been proven to the degree necessary to satisfy the scientific community. Because such treatments will never be subjected to such studies, they will always remain "unproven", though to thousands, the proof is in the results that have been achieved in their children.

    When considering whether to do treatments such as stem cell therapy vs. vitamin therapy, we need to always consider one important question: who stands to benefit financially from this treatment? In the case of stem cell therapy, "Dr." Frank Morales was charging $125,000 per treatment. But with vitamins, however, the ease of manufacture and the variety of manufacturers keeps prices - and profits - very low. And this, to me, endows such treatments - and those who espouse them - with an added layer of credibility that is not present in those offering treatments that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

    Just a little food for thought.

  • This book has up-to-date information about most of the therapies being used for the treatment of autism. I consider myself well read and found several which I did not know of.

  • Helpful.

  • Includes lots of great info about the ideas circulating in Autism treatments, and it is all in 1 book. Liked the convenience of looking things up. NICE!

  • Very helpful, good book in great condition.

  • great informatiom

  • I am very familiar with ASD biomedical therapies and I admit that I have only spent an hour or so browsing through this book so far. I agree that this book is a great place to start for Parents, Therapists, Teachers, and Practitioners who are new to Autism Spectrum Disorders and biomedical therapies. This book appears to be largely a collection of professional articles, well-referenced and with recommended readings, but some of these articles are also available on the Internet. The content covers some truly ground-breaking therapies -- I was impressed that Respen-A was included (our son has experienced significant success with this therapy) -- but also behavioral therapies such as ABA that have been around for YEARS. I would have liked to have seen references to Bal-A-Vis-X, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET), and Auditory therapies. Perhaps they are mentioned in the book and I have not yet discovered them; a major disadvantage to this book is that it ** does not contain an index **!!! The book is arranged alphabetically by therapy, so unless you have a specific therapy in mind, or have time to read this 511 page book cover-to-cover, you may miss some information you are seeking. About me: I am a former Librarian and mother of a 6-year-old son recovering from Autism and ADHD.