Monday, October 10, 2016

Autism: The Potential Within by Pediatrician Richard Solomon Review

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Autism: The Potential Within 
By Richard Solomon, M.D.
ISBN: 978-1-4834-4828-2
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu Publishing

Autism: The Potential Within describes the journey of Jacob Grant – a composite of all young children with autism – and his family as they learn The PLAY Project approach.  The book follows Jacob along the path from early diagnosis until entry into kindergarten.  Through a series of office visits, “Dr. Rick” empowers Jim and Julie Grant to be Jacob’s best play partners.

 He also guides them on how to use Jacob’s misbehavior – tantrums in public, sibling rivalry, picky eating, and sleep problems – to help him learn appropriate behavior and social skills. Over time, Jacob moves from nonverbal to constantly talking, and from self-isolation to being warmly connected.

About the author
Dr Rick Solomon
A leader in the field of autism, Dr. Solomon has over 25 years of experience as a clinician and researcher working with children on the spectrum and their families. In one of the largest and most rigorous research studies in the U.S., The PLAY Project was shown to be evidence based: parents can learn to improve their relationship with their child, and children in the study showed significant improvement in several measure of development. He has worked with Mr. Rogers, T. Barry Brazelton, Stanley Greenspan and Ivar Lovaas. He is currently in private practice as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician in Ann Arbor, Mich.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I want to point out that not all autistic children are the same.   Autism is not just one category.  The book brings to life great tips and lots of knowledge that could help first time parents, or really anyone that is blessed to have an autistic child in their lives.

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