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Caring for autism, practical advice from a parent and physician, Michael Ellis.

As the father of a daughter with ASD and as a trained psychiatrist who specializes in ASD, Dr. Michael A. Ellis provides a holistic view of what comes after diagnosis. In user-friendly tones, he answers the most commonly asked questions about what it's actually like to live with ASD, what medications and therapies are available, and the global impact it has on the child's environment. With the help of his wife to provide a mother's perspective, Dr. Ellis shares personal stories of their 10-year journey in order to provide insight and support for anyone - patient, parent, caregiver - traversing the difficulties of autism
Table Of Contents
A father's perspective on autism -- A mother's perspective on autism / Lori Layton Ellis, BS, MPH -- Assessment and diagnosis of ASD -- What causes autism? -- Autism's effect on the whole family -- Psychopharmacology- should I use medications for my child? -- Complementary and alternative medicine therapies (CAM) for ASD -- Non-medication therapies for ASD -- The educational system and ASD -- Long-term planning and legal issues -- Stages of grief, spirituality, and religion
Literary Form
non fiction
Previously issued in print: 2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 220 pages)
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Form Of Item

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