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Act Early Against Autism Give Your Child a Fighting Chance from the Start

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ISBN-10: 039953394X

ISBN-13: 9780399533945

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jayne Lytel, Fred R. Volkmar

List price: $14.95
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Jayne Lytel was a successful syndicated columnist when her son Leo was diagnosed with autism. Using her reporting skills to better understand her son's health issues, she helped Leo gain essential abilities. After four years of therapy, he no longer meets the diagnostic criteria for autism, attends a mainstream school, and is a thriving, healthy child. Act Early Against Autismis a practical and empowering guide for parents on how early intervention can change their child's future. Includes information on: - How to recognize early symptoms - Financial challenges - Alternative treatments - Devising and revising therapies
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Ashley N. Disler, a young writer from Michigan, began writing at just 13 years old. Always dreaming of distant worlds, Ashley's strong imagination inspired her to begin writing her own books. Struggling for years with dyslexia, Ashley had to work and fight hard for her dream to become an author. Through her passion and perseverance she was able to focus and began writing the Kings series. Now, three years later, Ashley has grown into a strong and promising writer who's stories will take you into another world and on an amazing adventure.

Foreword
Introduction
Leo's Story: The Power of Acting Early
Something's Not Right: Warning Signs
Evaluation and Diagnosis
Coping with a Diagnosis: What You and Your Family Are In For
Understanding Autism: A Spectrum of Clues
Promising Treatments
Alternative Therapies
Educating Your Child: Getting It Right
Advocating for Your Child's Rights
The Financial Toll: Who Pays for What, and How to Cope with the Strain on Your Pocketbook
Afterword
Autism Overload: Where to Find Reliable Online Information About Autism
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index