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Children and Autism: Stories of Triumph and Hope by Ennio Cipani PhD

By Ennio Cipani PhD

Young ones and Autism offers seven compelling tales of youngsters who've triumphed over the problem of autism. those should not tales of simple or easy treatments yet finally in every one example the kid is indistinguishable from their same-age friends. mom and dad draw wish and concept from those tales whereas additionally knowing that commitment, exertions, and perseverance are key parts to good fortune. whereas those seven tales are the center and soul of the publication, young ones and Autism is greater than that. The e-book opens with a piece on what autism and utilized habit research are. It closes with a accomplished source part that is helping mom and dad find ABA assets, presents definitions, and provides suggestion on making use of practices in the house. little ones and Autism is usually a party of development in treating autism utilizing ABA.

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Lisa was interested in things, not people. She hated all foods, especially chocolate and anything that had any “mushy” texture at all. That included ketchup, pudding, whipped cream, frosting, and especially soup. She hated all the foods her brother loved. ) She loved to walk along the fence in the backyard. We did not realize it at the time but she was engaging in what is called “selfstimulatory” behavior. She was watching the streams of sunlight through the spaces between the boards in the fence.

In disgust, I got in the car and backed into the driveway without her. When she still did not appear in the doorway, I stormed back into the house. Lisa was still sitting on the floor where I had left her, unaware and unconcerned that I had gone. By now I had become very angry and shouted at her. She did not seem to hear. I was far angrier than I should have been—after all, she had never come when called at any time before, so why should this time have been different? I was angry because at last I had to face the possibility that Lisa was not just stubborn, but that she truly could not understand what I wanted and did not care.

Her other test results were in the normal range in gross motor area only. The psychologist refused to discuss the test results with me at the evaluation session, and an appointment was made to discuss the results. I dressed in my most professional manner for this meeting. I hoped it would make me less likely to break down and cry. I was ready to believe that the professionals were right and that something was seriously wrong with my child. We arrived at the school early and were ushered into an empty classroom being used for storage, where we 30 CHILDREN AND AUTISM were seated on very small yellow plastic chairs.

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