The Fabric of Autism: Weaving the Threads Into a Cogent Theory

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Book Publishing Company, 2005 - Education - 232 pages
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Infused with rare insights into the impetus behind autistic behaviors, The Fabric of Autism weaves the various threads of autism into a "makes-sense" theory, hard won through personal experience and decades of study. From neuroscientific research, explanations of developmental processes and clinical outcomes emerge the probable causes of autism.

Both a significant clinical work and a moving memoir that illuminates the humanity hidden beneath the bewildering facade of autism. Theholistic approach presented here gives hope to parents, relatives and professionals working with those affected by autism.

 

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One of the better books about how to help a child with autism. It was written about 20 years ago but I haven't found anything else comparable. Her main premise is that stress overwhelms the person ... Read full review

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This book aims to look into the impetus behind autistic behaviours and weave the various threads of autism into a "makes sense" theory, hard won through personal experience and decades of study. The ... Read full review

Contents

Identifying some of the strands
7
Its not just about food
18
Sound and light
27
The smell of danger
36
Secure with our place in space
50
Readiness to respond
59
Interpreting the meaning
70
Cracking the code
81
The essential peace
148
Within and without
162
Conclusion
166
Final thoughts
171
Appendices
173
Gentle Enhancement
175
An Activity Sampler For Autism Spetrum Disorders
177
Detoxification
198

The formation of patterns
89
The importance of grounding
98
Insidious invaders
106
The greatest stress
122
13 Frightflightfight
129
The Uncharted Territory of Just Raising Ivy
200
Clinical Procedures
206
References
209
Index
219
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About the author (2005)

Judith Bluestone, who herself triumphed over the challenges of autism, understands the reality faced by individuals on the autism spectrum and be their families. From her work as an advocate, teacher, therapist, and lecturer, she created the Holistic Approach to NeuroDevelopment and Learning Efficiency (HANDLE), and later established The HANDLE Institute in Seattle, WA. At seminars and conferences around the world, Bluestone has presented her paradigm for understanding human functioning, and has published widely on behavioral and earning challenges.

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