No parent ever likes to hear the news that their child has some type of syndrome or illness, the initial shock of it all makes it hard to focus on the important and to find the necessary means to make life just a little better for your child. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is just one of those symptoms that parents have to help their children work with all of their lives, and that is exactly what Catholic mom, Becky Cash has done since the diagnosis of her daughter. She has taken all the years of working with her beautiful girl through Autism and written a practical guide for all parents.
While I don't have a child with Autism myself, I have, as a Reading Specialist, helped children with Autism learn to read so I liked this great opportunity to review Becky's book and learn a little more about Austism. This book is packet with information, practical advise from a mom who has lived through it, as well as lots of encouragement for those first time moms dealing with ASD.
The lay out that Becky selected for this book demonstrates her knowledge of the subject-matter, she carefully crafted a well organized approach to learning, managing and working with Autism and Spectrum Disorders. The book was easy to follow and understand and her writing style was informative yet familiar; there was never a moment I thought the information was overbearing or boring; quit the opposite!
In this book you will find Nine Chapters:
- Our Story
- An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- How Traditional Medicine Handles ASD
- A Growing Body of Non-Traditional Approaches to ASD
- ASD and Diet
- ASD and your Family
- How to Handle the System
There is also a Preface and Introduction by Becky and in the back you will find helpful resources. The Introduction was factual, full of information but short and to the point, which I thought was a great way to get to the information without loosing the reader. I learned a lot from the section on Supplementation and Diet for my own children. It was also a great eye-opener for me as a friend and teacher of children with ASD and their parents. I wish I would have read this book when I taught elementary school and ASD, I would have put a copy in every parent's hand handling ASD in their family.
In addition to this wonderful book, Becky runs an organization named ASD Perspectives. They offer nutritional consultations to families in the Autism Community. They have a Facebook page which was created to give information to families, parents, professionals and others interested in bio-medical and nutritional approaches to ASD. You can contact Becky directly for a Nutritional Coaching, Family Consulting and Complete Autism Family Assessment either on her FB page or her website.
You can order a copy of her book, Healing Autism Naturally on Amazon.