(EBOOK) Autism Breakthrough author Raun K. Kaufman
I m pretty split about #This Book I Do Like # book I do like format and I think the suggestions for how to help children with autism are spot on However I was really turned off by the beginning The author claims to have had severe autism as a child but recovered from it with the help of his parents If he had mild autistic tendencies I could believe that he recovered from autism but I find it very hard to believe that someone who was severely autistic can overcome it He claims that the methods in this book can help cure children with autism as if autism is something that needs to be cured I do I was iven a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewAs a therapist I find these kinds of books fascinating This was no exception Raun K Kaufman s parents were told that he had an I of 30 and a o% chance of ever speaking He was diagnosed with autism Now because of a program that his parents used with him he exhibits no autistic tendenciesin fact he wrote this bookWhat I liked The book is written in a conversation style with stories about real people and how the son rise program has benefited real people It s easy to follow with practical concrete advice This is really a must read for any parent or therapist or teacher of kids on the spectrum I read this via audio book but it took a short time to Imagine That! get into the author s voice and speech pattern I am solad I did By the time I was a couple of chapters in I was so excited to learn techniues and strategies for my son Plus there is a whole lot of encouragement for the parents I am oing to buy this book but I m thinking about
buying the audio version as well It was that ood The strategies were easy to understand The only problem I have the audio version as well It was that Sister of My Heart good The strategies were easy to understand The only problem I have the difficulty with which to implement these techniues optimally Regardless the ideas in this book regarding autism were very welcome eye openers Someood ideas put forward here worth a read for that alone Describes in King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies great detail the methods used at a center in Massachusetts where he works and that were developed initially by his parents in curing author s autism Emphasis on autism as a social relational disorder Lots of positive anecdotes from their workshops and such and most or all sounded very reasonable setting aside a focus room in the home with no electronics for interactions in which the childets to be in control but where Rescuing Gus getting what they want eg a particular toy reuires social communication He takes considerable pains to differentiate it from applied behavior analysis though some of the recommendations expressingreat enthusiasm when the child makes eye contact or speaks in a way that shows interest in othersignoring tantrums and pretending not to understand what she wants were totally consisten. This is the book that parents professionals and educators of children with Autism have always wanted Now imagine it’s written by an international lecturer who recovered from severe Autism himself and is now the Director of Global Education of the Autism Treatment Center of America™ A step by step uide writt. .
Raun K. Kaufman ↠ 0 CHARACTERSD the trajectory of my life 25 years ago I was in my bedroom watching my black and white tv when a movie came on that left me captivated intrigued and with the absolute knowledge that I had just witnessed what I was meant to do with my life to work with autistic children From that moment until I had my own children a number of years later I read everything I could on the topic volunteered throughout my college years at the lab school on campus and worked with special needs children
I Never Forgot Thenever forgot the of Raun and the Son Rise program and periodically would look him and his family up online to follow their progress That being said I will ive the book as unbiased a review as I can Raun Kaufman uses this book as a vehicle to delineate the Son Rise program for home use He manages to convey the information in an approachable way with Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story good humor and interesting examples He doesn t hesitate to point out that it can be a challenge but offers plenty of encouragement and many many ideas along the way Each chapter closes with the points outlined and examples of ways to utilize each point in the home programMyut instinct is that this program would work for every child Would EVERY child be recoverable to the point of being called neurotypical I doubt it But then again I don t think there was EVER a time in human history in which all persons were neurotypical Don t we all remember that hermit or this How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead guy who s a little left of center or marches to his drummer I think the range for normal hasotten narrow and that s not necessarily a ood thing Some diversity benefits all of us That being said I absolutely think that every person every child That being said I absolutely think that every person every child every human being can benefit from being loved and accepted and met where they are What a beautiful beautiful conceptI don t know how the Son Rise program couldwould work if it were implemented in any way other than full time For
EXAMPLE I DON T KNOW HOW A CHILD COULDI don t know how a child could to preschool and also do this program After all most programs for children with autism would follow TEACHH or ABA or whatever the program is So I m uessing this would have to fall in the category of oing all in or not at all I could be wrong about that Maybe Raun or someone from Option will read this and weigh in with a commentI think very highly of the Kaufman family and the Son Rise program Option Institute I realize there has been controversy regarding it and probably always will be Nonetheless I ve always wanted to o visit and really hope I Moonrise get there someday If you have an autistic child are related to one or know someone with an autistic person in their family this is areat book to read I read an ARC of this book through NetGalley It was iven to me free in exchange for an honest revie. D their communications and how to participate successfully in the world It’s a book that opens totally new doors and shows how to join children in their own uniue worlds instead of demanding that they join ours which makes it possible for these special children to defy their original often very limited prognos. .
T with ABAKind of disappointing to et to the end and realize that this program they ve been using for decades and
that has received this or that best therapy award etc has such a slim empiricalhas received this or that best therapy award etc has such a slim empirical He reproduces in full a review article showing that various principles eg create an optimal physical learning environment they believe the program instantiates are plausible but the actual database of controlled studies on the program itself appears to consist entirely of a study of 6 kids aged 4 7 etting the program for 5 days 40 hrs intervention vs 6 controls with autism and measured immediately after treatment the experimental roup was engaged in a test social task That s terrific but a long way from showing that the program has lasting curative effects for all ages all along autism spectrum that the diet recommendations in the book are helpful etc In sum I think if I had a child on the spectrum I d Alien Alpha get something from reading this book positive message about role of parent in working with the kidood practical advice about finding an MD who understands your child etc etc But it might have been preferable to tone down the marketing claims starting with the title I found the words recovery too insulting My daughter isn t diseased nor needs a cure Having said that not one kid is the same on the spectrum There are many ways to help behaviors and developmental delays We used ABA for the past few years It has done wonders for my irl Not all ABA is the same Parents need to do their research This book has some useful strategies that parents can use with their kids with autism However I think that this book tries to market for Son Rise Model #and tries to say that
This Model Is Themodel is the for # tries to say that this model is the cure for The book kinda ives parents some false hopes And definitely represents ABA therapy as not effective which is not accurate by any means With a prevalence of 20% of children having ADHD in USA it s not impossible to imagine they don t diagnose Autism very thorough The book clearly shows1 Premature diagnostics is idiotic2 Children in this book with similar temporary problems do et a lot of help when you educate parents to this extent3 It also shows that the writer and all involved is completely identified in the myth that they had Autism It maybe shows1 That the money involved in their business makes it completely impossible to critizise Who cares People et helpIt might help1 Scientists and clinicians to make better diagnoses in the future and exclude some criterion2 Defining other diagnoses 3 Take time as factor and mostly of all sociocultural factors in iving the autism diagnosis Before I review the book a caveatI was thrilled to see a book written by Raun Kaufman He doesn t know it but his story change. En with humor and inspiring stories this book will ive parents who have felt desperate and dismissed the tools to engage their children in a respectful and loving manner With the tools presented in this book parents can build meaningful caring relationships with their children The children learn to vastly expan.