The Autism Book What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-02
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
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With clarity and compassion, Dr. Robert Sears guides the reader through the maze of autism, explaining what precautions parents can take to decrease their baby's risk, how to detect autism at the earliest possible age, and how to proceed once a diagnosis has been made. The book provides parents with a simple and clear understanding of the biomedical treatment approach that Dr. Sears has used successfully with many of his young patients. It lays out a plan for developmental, behavioral, and learning therapies; shows parents how to begin treatments without a doctor's help; presents information on vaccines and their safe use; and includes an extensive resources section. THE AUTISM BOOK provides all the information and reassurance parents need.

Author Biography

Robert Sears is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice with his father, William Sears. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University and completed his pediatric training at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. He is the author of TheVaccine Book and HappyBaby, and-áthe co-author of-áThe Baby Book (revised edition), The Premature Baby Book, and The Baby Sleep Book.

Table of Contents

An Encouraging Word fromp. xi
Author's Notep. xvi
Diagnosing Autism
Symptoms and Early Detectionp. 3
Pediatrician Screeningp. 22
Referral to Specialists for Full Assessment and Diagnosisp. 32
Causes of Autism
What Causes Autism? Mainstream and Biomedical Theoriesp. 59
Testing to Evaluate All Possible Causesp. 93
Treating Autism
Behavioral. Developmental, and Educational Therapiesp. 133
Prescription Medications for Autistic Symptomsp. 158
An Overview of the Biomedical Approachp. 170
Diet Changesp. 175
Vitamin and Nutritional Supplementsp. 197
Treating Yeast and Bacterial Infectionsp. 233
More Advanced Treatment Optionsp. 255
Treating Associated Medical Problemsp. 291
Putting It All Together: Dr. Bob's Ten-step Programp. 306
Five Stories from My Practicep. 310
Preventing Autism
Prevention for Your Future Childrenp. 327
Afterword: Recoveryp. 349
Resourcesp. 351
Acknowledgmentsp. 381
Indexp. 383
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