Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism

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Penguin, 2007 - Psychology - 202 pages
If someone you love is diagnosed with autism, LOUDER THAN WORDSis the first book you should read.

One morning, Jenny McCarthy was having a cup of coffee when she sensed something was wrong. She ran into her two-year-old son Evan’s room and found him seizing. In that moment, Jenny went from being the mother of an average toddler to being in the midst of a medical odyssey. Doctor after doctor misdiagnosed Evan until—after many harrowing, life-threatening episodes later—one amazing doctor discovered that Evan is autistic.

Though Evan finally had a diagnosis, Jenny didn’t know what to do next and she soon found herself alone without any resources except for her determination to help her son. Jenny eventually realized that she’d have to become a detective. She spoke with many doctors, parents, governmental agencies, private foundations, and essentially earned a Phd in “Google Research.” At last, she discovered an intense combination of behavioral therapy, diet, and supplements that became the key to saving Evan from autism. And, now in this book, she creates a roadmap for parents who are concerned about their own child.

Jenny does more than just reveal the winning formula that worked for Evan. Her story shares the frustrations and joys of raising an autistic child and shows how with love and determination a parent can shape their child’s life and happiness.
 

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I saw the youtube version of Jenny on the Oprah show. I was a para-educator working with a child with Aspergers. He was very smart and manipulative. Which showed the forethought of his thinking. But ... Read full review

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Before I get into the content, I want to say a couple quick things about the general qualities of the book. I haven't read any of McCarthy's other books, and I was pleasantly surprised by her simple ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
43
Section 3
51
Section 4
55
Section 5
65
Section 6
75
Section 7
79
Section 8
85
Section 14
153
Section 15
157
Section 16
161
Section 17
165
Section 18
169
Section 19
173
Section 20
177
Section 21
181

Section 9
89
Section 10
97
Section 11
113
Section 12
135
Section 13
147
Section 22
191
Section 23
195
Section 24
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About the author (2007)

Jenny McCarthy is the New York Times bestselling author of Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth; Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood; and Life Laughs: The Naked Truth About Motherhood, Marriage, and Moving On.

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