The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Move beyond conventional thinking about autism....
After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, prominent Harvard researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child’s genes and destined to remain fixed forever, as we’re often told. Instead, it is the result of a cascade of events, many seemingly minor: perhaps a genetic mutation, some toxic exposures, a stressful birth, a vitamin deficiency, and a series of infections. And while other doctors may dismiss your child’s physical symptoms - the diarrhea, anxiety, sensory overload, sleeplessness, immune challenges, and seizures - as coincidental or irrelevant, Dr. Herbert sees them as vital clues to what the underlying problems are and how to help.
In The Autism Revolution, she teaches you how to approach autism as a collection of problems that can be overcome - and talents that can be developed. Each success you achieve gives your child more room to become healthy and to thrive.
Drawing from the newest research, technologies, and insights, as well as inspiring case studies of both children and adults, Dr. Herbert guides you toward restoring health and resiliency in your loved one with autism. Her specific recommendations aim to provide optimal nutrition, reduce toxic exposures, shore up the immune system, reduce stress, and open the door to learning and creativity - all by understanding and truly meeting your child’s needs. As thousands of families who have cobbled together these solutions themselves already know, this program can have dramatic benefits - for your child with autism as well as for you, your whole family, and your next baby as well.
A paradigm-changing book that offers hope and healing for the millions of families who have autism in their lives, The Autism Revolution shows that there’s plenty you can do every day to give someone you love the best possible gift: a life lived to the fullest potential.
|Listening Length||9 hours and 43 minutes|
|Author||Karen Weintraub, Dr. Martha Herbert|
|Audible.ca Release Date||March 27 2012|
|Publisher||Random House Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #81,690 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#348 in Children's Health (Audible Books & Originals)
#699 in Autism & Asperger's Syndrome in Children
#1,063 in Physical Illness & Disease
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It gave me renewed hope on how to honor and respect what the ASD child is experiencing.
Burlington, ON, Canada
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The rest is a lot of fluff about not losing hope and advocating for your child. She is reprehensibly uninformed about treatments which have changed people's lives like chelation and HBOT.
She also recommends vaccination, which shows that firstly that she doesn't listen to parents whose children have suffered irreversible damage and secondly that she understands a lot less than she pretends about toxins and the immune system and chronic inflammation.
Martha Herbert is a researcher at Harvard Medical school, and in this book she takes into account all sides of the discussion, treats everyone's opinions with respect, and gives a positive message: that people on the spectrum need help and treatment, that we CAN provide this to them, and that they CAN improve. Along the way she gives examples of real people on the spectrum that she has met, and talks us through what made them improve their way of life.
This is not an aggressive, get-autism-out-your-kid-NOW! type book, nowhere in this book will you find mentions of Andrew Wakefield, DAN! doctors or Jenny McCarthy. Neither does she recommend chelation, HBOT, stem cell treatment or other risky interventions - she argues against them. BUT she does address fully the biomedical movement (including dietary interventions) and more importantly, she understands, and believes it, and gives plenty of proper, scientific evidence and explanation to back it up. She also gives a good portion of the book to explaining good teaching interventions and therapies for those who are not seeing improvements through biomedical means.
The book is aimed at parents with children on the spectrum, but anyone in the autism community can benefit from it. There are also sections aimed at the medical community, and this is why it is so important that you show this book to professionals involved with your child. She is an expert, and they are more likely to take her seriously, than your account of a `recovery' video you watched online.
The biomedical movement is not all pseudoscience quackery. Autism is treatable, and children and adults on the spectrum can improve. Pass it on.