How many times have you heard that people with autismlack
creativity? That they reject affection or suffer frommental
retardation? As the number of children diagnosed withautism surges,
researchers and educators are racing to definethe amorphous nature
of this spectrum disorder and its widerange of symptoms. But in
trying to characterize this widelyvarying group, people often
perpetuate a host of limiting andpotentially damaging
misconceptions in the media, in academicjournals and even in
textbooks. These myths don''t holdup when examined, and they don''t
reflect Jonathan Alderson''sexperience working with more than 2,000
children and familiesover two decades.
Provocative and meticulously researched, Challenging
theMyths of Autism looks at the most prevalent fallacies,
explainshow they developed, examines why dispelling them
mattersand, most importantly, sets out a new understanding that
willchange the way parents and professionals view autism.
Withexamples from his own practice, Alderson charts a whole
newrealm of possibilities for treatment and research.
Visit the website: www.challengethemyths.com