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Challenging the Myths of Autism

Unlock New Possibilities and Hope


 On Sale: 15/08/2011
 Formats:     Trade paperback | E-Book
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How many times have you heard that people with autism lack creativity? That they reject affection or suffer from mental retardation? As the number of children diagnosed with autism surges, researchers and educators are racing to define the amorphous nature of this spectrum disorder and its wide range of symptoms. But in trying to characterize this widely varying group, people often perpetuate a host of limiting and potentially damaging misconceptions in the media, in academic journals and even in textbooks. These myths don’t hold up when examined, and they don’t reflect Jonathan Alderson’s experience working with more than 2,000 children and families over two decades.

Provocative and meticulously researched, Challenging the Myths of Autism looks at the most prevalent fallacies, explains how they developed, examines why dispelling them matters and, most importantly, sets out a new understanding that will change the way parents and professionals view autism. With examples from his own practice, Alderson charts a whole new realm of possibilities for treatment and research.

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Critical Praise for Challenging the Myths of Autism

"Bringing to bear decades of experience and a fresh open-mindedness rarely found among autism experts, Jonathan Alderson tackles the conventional wisdom that has systematically undervalued our children, terrified parents, and blocked innovation in treatment. If you really want to understand an autistic child, dump your old textbooks and read this book instead."
- Jill Escher, "Autism Tomorrows"

ISBN: 9781554688708; ISBN10: 1554688701; Imprint: Collins ; On Sale: 15/08/2011; Format: Trade paperback; Trimsize: 6 x 9; Pages: 288; $22.99; Ages: 1 and Up; BISAC1:FAM012000; BISAC2:HEA046000

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Challenging the Myths of Autism Challenging the Myths of Autism
How many times have you heard that people with autism lack creativity? That they reject affection or suffer from mental retardation? As the number of children diagnosed with autism surges, researchers and educators are racing to define the amorphous nature of this spectrum disorder and its wide...