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Outsmarting Autism, Updated and Expanded: Build Healthy Foundations for Communication, Socialization, and Behavior at All Ages

Authors: Lemer, Patricia S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
BISAC/Subject: HEA032000, PSY022020, FAM048000
ISBN: 9781623173210, Related ISBNs: 1623173205, 1623173213, 9781623173203, 9781623173210
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 624,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Nautilus Award Winner, 2019--Silver in Parenting & Family

A comprehensive resource for parents, therapists, caregivers, and educators, packed with lifelong strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) management and support


Newly revised and updated, this user-friendly guide addresses autism identification, treatment, and prevention from pre-conception through adulthood. Outsmarting Autism describes more than 50 practical approaches with proven efficacy, including lifestyle modification, dietary considerations, and boosting the immune system. After health improves, focus turns to developing the sensory foundations for communication, social skills, and learning.

Patricia Lemer's approach is grounded in research on multifactorial causes, or "Total Load Theory," which explains that developmental delays are caused not by one single factor, but by an overload of environmental stressors on genetically vulnerable individuals.

Because every person with autism is unique, this book guides readers to the therapies that may be right for each individual, helping to make the difference between management and healing. New research on topics like stem cells, cannabis, and dentistry is now included.
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