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A Life to Rescue: The True Story of a Child Freed from the Bonds of Autism | [Karen Michelle Graham]

A Life to Rescue: The True Story of a Child Freed from the Bonds of Autism

The puzzling behavior of a two-year-old boy baffles his parents. Why would a child flap his hand, not respond to his name, and regress in his language skills? A specialist reveals the news: autism. Yet amid the heartache, the couple discover a road to overcoming autism. A Life to Rescue relives the wonder of this child's deliverance, providing a hope available to other young children with autism.
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The puzzling behavior of a two-year-old boy baffles his parents. Why would a child flap his hand, not respond to his name, and regress in his language skills? A specialist reveals the news: autism. Yet amid the heartache, the couple discover a road to overcoming autism. A Life to Rescue relives the wonder of this child's deliverance, providing a hope available to other young children with autism.

©2010 Karen Graham (P)2010 Innovo Publishing

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    Thomas Burr Ridge, IL, United States 12-14-10
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    "Definitely must read if interested in ABA therapy"

    This is an inspirational account of a family devoting themselves to their Autistic child. It is always hopeful to hear 'recovery' stories for children diagnosed on the spectrum. I am very appreciated that Mrs. Graham shared her story experience with ABA therapy for her son, (especially from her account) at a time where ABA therapy wasn't readily available to autistic individuals in Austin TX.
    Being new to this world of therapies, supplements, interventions, etc., I find it inspiring that her intuition of what would work best for her son paved a path to her son learning and thriving. I gave it 4 stars, because I am quickly learning that not all autistic therapies, supplements, interventions, etc., work for all autistic individuals. IF you are interested in ABA therapy, it is a great story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 05-01-13
    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 05-01-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.

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    "There is hope after all."

    This book is a great source of information to those who want/need some kind of hope on how to deal with ASD.
    This book gives most of the merit to ABA, a kind of behavioral therapy for autistic children. It is amazing how this kind of therapy may be able to work, of course, it all depends on the child who needs it, and if this child might be able to follow all the drills the therapy proposes, and at last, be rescued from the bonds of autism.
    However, it must be said that none of the therapy would work if it weren't for this mother's and this family's great effort towards the autistic child-Jeremy.
    The delivery of the performance feels kind of robotic at times, but nothing unbearable.
    I highly recommend this book not only to people who want to learn more about autism, but also to those who need new ideas and approaches on how to deal with autistic children.

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    I didn't enjoy listening to this book. I persevered through to the end but I found it irritating in so many ways.
    It's very American and it doesn't relate well to the UK system.
    I hated all the prayer needed to "cure" a child's autism.
    I am glad the intense ABA therapy worked for this family but I objected to the idea that autistic kids should be made "normal"
    As a parent of autistic children, I have read hundreds of books on the subject but this is not one I could recommend.

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