Autism

Autism : A Practical Guide to Improving Your Child's Quality of Life

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This book shares the authors' personal experience of bringing up their autistic son who at age 13 is now described as high functioning (from an early diagnosis of severe autism). It also draws on the latest research and expert opinion from around the world. The book will give parents and carers the confidence and knowledge they need to tackle the problems and issues they face. There is much that can be done to improve the quality of an autistic child's life. The book shares Jon's experience with some of the children he has treated who have done so well that they can be considered recovered. The book includes: advice for the first year of a child's life; the facts and risks of vaccination; diagnosis and the impact on a family; a look at the therapies available and why different ones will suit different children; the importance of diet and how to alleviate the debilitating gut problems experienced by most children; advice on education and schooling; how to cope as a family and a couple; dealing with difficult issues such as puberty; and thinking about the longterm future for your child. Strong resources section included.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Hachette Digital
  • United Kingdom
  • 0748117946
  • 9780748117949

About Jon Tommey

Polly Tommey is founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Autism File magazine and founder of The Autism Trust. She is renowned as a campaigning and influential journalist and is featured regularly as an expert in the national media. Polly also presents Sky Informations weekly show on Autism and related disorders and is a director of the Autism Media Channel which produces videos and up to date news on autism.Jonathan Tommey is a well respected practitioner and runs an autism clinic where he has around 500 children in his care. Polly and Jonathan are parents of a 16 year old boy with autism.show more

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