In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association provided new diagnostic criteria for autism: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The term incorporates diagnoses previously described as separate: autistic disorder, Asperger's Disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified.Read more...
In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association provided new diagnostic criteria for autism: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The term incorporates diagnoses previously described as separate: autistic disorder, Asperger's Disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified.
This comprehensive book on ASD will be a valuable resource for parents, caregivers and health professionals as well, with its combination of years of practical experience and a range of skills and knowledge from its outstanding author team. This multidisciplinary health care team has a keen understanding of the goals and expectations of both the patient and families.
Part 1 Possible causes What does the new definition mean to my child autism and genetics diagnosis signs and symptoms of autism myths
Part 2 New diagnosis management and ongoing management of ASD typical doctor/nurse visits w/ Q and A management and treatment help through medical, alternative, psychological and behavioral therapies
Part 3 Recent research shows that a gluten-free/casein-free diet is effective in reducing ASD symptoms for those people with ASDs who show GI symptoms, confirmed food allergies and suspected food sensitivities. - 175 recipes and gluten-free/cassein-free meal plans help to build a nutritious, varied and tasty diet that may improve gastrointestinal and ASD symptoms for some children.
This author team has provided a comprehensive and current resource book on ASD for anyone affected by this disease.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-06-30
- Reviewer: Staff
This thorough guide to Autism should be noted not as a cookbook, but much more. The first half deals with the questions of what Autism is, how to recognize it in a child, the lifestyle choices and necessary shifts in order to properly handle someone of any age with Autism, and finally, the different theories about how Autism develops and how to help those with it eat properly (some Autistic people have trouble eating a proper diet). Further issues can arise in Autistic persons who have very specific dietary restrictions or gastrointestinal issues and the "gluten-free, casein-free diet may hold the most promise." The recipe half of this book is quite specific in its ingredients and purpose but despite this narrow rubric, the recipes are varied and tasty and anyone looking to follow this type of diet, regardless of Autism, can benefit. Try "Baked Mediterranean Salmon Fillets" or "Easy Homemade Granola" for traditional cuisine or see "Chicken Satays with Peanut Dipping Sauce" or "Akoori (South Asian Scrambled Eggs)" for more exotic dishes. With sections for all parts of the day, there are plenty of recipes to work through for even the pickiest/limited eater. This should be required reading for anyone wanting to best address healthy options for Autistic people. (May)