Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Books I Recommend

I'm here again to share some resources that I think will help moms and other families out there. I've just read three books in one month's time. I just can't stop.

Reading books about autism, families experiencing it..or recovering from it, and experts who have witnessed them themselves, has been one of my passions. I can stay up all night reading them, taking down notes and analyzing our own journey. Here are the books I want to share with you..

Let Me Hear Your Voice, A Family's Triumph Over Autism

This is a very interesting book. The author, has 2 kids in the spectrum who both recovered. Now, who would put down the book after learning this. It made me wonder how they did it, that I ordered the book from Amazon and waited for it for weeks. It was worth it. Now you might be wondering too..

They used Applied Behavior Analysis. The book was written in the 90s and the kids were diagnosed in the 80s, when there were very few interventions they can choose from. ABA was popular then but still very controversial. They combined it with Speech Therapy and Mainstreaming.

It's a very informative book. It can make you cry, smile, worry, and hope. It will inspire you to do more for your child and not stop doing it.

What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Child with Autism

Here is a different approach, written by Jonathan Levy who had lots of experience working one-on-one with over 800 kids with autism. He used the Son-Rise Program by the Kaufmans.

He has given lots of tips on how to handle your child, what will work and what won't. It also advises us to work with our child in a non distracting environment and to work with enthusiasm. This made me so excited because this is exactly my style. I'm so animated with her that I can get her full attention and make her imitate me. It's an amazing program, but different from ABA.

Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

This one's written by a mom. A very emotional book but very educational. You'll learn to understand what's going on with your child. What he's experiencing, thinking and feeling. It made me cry knowing that my daughter's having a difficult time and can't tell us. It's the kind of book you want people around your child to read, so they'll understand her even more.

You can see here in my blog that I've attached a video about this. You can watch it too, to have a glimpse of what this book is all about.

There you have it. I hope that you'll have a chance to read those books too. I learned a lot. I'm implementing them now. Just remember that you know your child better than anyone else, you'll know what approach will work for him and what won't.

Try everything..and choose the best. =)