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Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2010-2011 Paperback – April 1, 2010
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About the Author
Tony Lyons is the president and publisher of Skyhorse Publishing. He is the author of The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom and Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism.
Dr. Mark Freilich is the founder and medical director of TOTAL KIDS Developmental Pediatric Resources, which provides a holistic and integrated approach to the evaluation and management of children with developmental and learning differences.
is the executive director of AutismOne and has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest. Teri has also been an annual contributor to Skyhorse Publishing’s Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism. She is a radio host and serves as the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration. Teri lives in Fullerton, California.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The cutting edge is often the bleeding edge. This is NOT a good place to start for families new to autism, who may be emotionally vulnerable and willing to "try anything" for the... Read morePublished on December 3, 2011 by Amazon Customer
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.Published on December 9, 2010 by I. Coco
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!Published on October 11, 2010 by AutismMom
Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2010-2011 comes from two parents who review the latest cutting-edge therapies and comes from parents who have done research for their own... Read morePublished on July 19, 2010 by Midwest Book Review
Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2010-2011 is sort of like a magazine and an almanac and an encyclopedia and a Clif notes all wrapped up together in a hefty 511 page paperback... Read morePublished on July 4, 2010 by Penny