Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words

A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism

Large Print - 2008
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If someone you love is diagnosed with autism, LOUDER THAN WORDS is the first book you should read.
One morning, Jenny McCarthy was having a cup of coffee when she sensed something was wrong. She ran into her two-year-old son Evan's room and found him seizing. In that moment, Jenny went from being the mother of an average toddler to being in the midst of a medical odyssey. Doctor after doctor misdiagnosed Evan until after many harrowing life threatening episodes later one amazing doctor discovered that Evan is autistic. Even though Evan finally had a diagnosis, Jenny didn't know what to do next and found herself alone without any resources except for her determination to help her son. Jenny eventually realized that she'd have to become a detective. She spoke with many doctors, parents, governmental agencies, private foundations, and essentially earned a PhD in Google Research. At last, she discovered an intense combination of behavioral therapy, diet, and supplements that became the key to saving Evan from autism. And now, in this book she creates a roadmap for parents who are concerned about their child. Jenny does more than just reveal the winning formula that worked for Evan. Her story shares the frustrations and joys of raising an autistic child and shows how with love and determination a parent can shape their child's life and happiness.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, c2008
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410404732
1410404730
Branch Call Number: 618.9285882 M127a 2008
Characteristics: 247 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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claireswazey
Oct 02, 2014

She's wrong about the vaccinations, yes. However, I do not take any issue with inappropriate language. This is her life, her story, her situation and her challenge. She not only has the right to be irreverent and out there in her wording, but it's probably better that way.

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taskgurl
Jan 29, 2013

Medical fraud and quackery

EuSei Jan 12, 2013

Anyone considering seriously reading this book should at least read the data in this article from Arthur Allen from "Slate": http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2009/05/say_it_aint_so_o.html. I agree with Allen that "she is spreading dangerous misinformation—and that could bring some once-controlled diseases back into play." And we already have too much misinformation in the world as it is!

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