The Sound of a Miracle: A Child's Triumph Over Autism
"The Sound of a Miracle" is the riveting story of Georgiana Stehli's triumphant progress from autistic and functionally retarded to gifted. When mothers from all over the country contacted Annabel and told her their stories, she put them in touch with one another, forming The Parents' Network, and inspired them to do as she had done: Defy the negative prognoses of the experts and fight for their children with Autism, Pervasive Development Delay (PDD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Dyslexia, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
In curing Georgie's painful hearing, her most distresing symptom, a new intervention called auditory training made it possible for her to enjoy communication and to excel academically. There are many Georgies now, ready to take their place among their peers without a label, with a future as bright as any child's. The interest sparked by "The Sound of a Miracle" resulted in the founding of what is now The Georgiana Institute, the validation of auditory training as a thoroughly researched treatment modality, and its availability worldwide.