Anderson Behavioral Consulting, LLC is a Christian company committed to creating the best individualized plan for you and your child using various data-based methodologies and approaches to applied behavior analysis.  Serving individuals ages 18 months-18 years.  Although we specialize in autism spectrum disorders, we treat children with a variety of diagnoses (including ADD/ADHD) as well as "typical" children and those with no diagnosis.


Autism Resources Useful Websites

Autism Society of Ohio : Support and advocacy throughout Ohio
Autism Society of America : The national organization for autism. Find a chapter near you!
Different Roads to Learning : Functional toys and therapy supplies
Southpaw Enterprises : Dayton-based theraputic toys and therapy supplies
Beyond Play : More funtional toys and therapy supplies
A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy : Providing speech, occupational, and physical therapy in northern Kentucky. Must- Reads

Facing Autism by Lynn M. Hamilton: This is one mother's account of coping with her son's autism. Within two months of his diagnosis, Ryan began intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and with his mother tackled other related issues, including immune deficiency, food intolerance, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Hamilton has investigated and tried many "alternative" therapies, most of which were not welcomed by the doctors she consulted. However, the results for Ryan have been very good. Husband Roger adds a chapter about a spouse/father's role in a family with special needs. Writing from a Christian perspective, Hamilton recounts her faith in God, which helps carry her through adversity. Each section of the book contains lists of resources (institutes, clinics, schools, and programs, with phone and FAX numbers, e-mail addresses, and web sites). This is a strong argument for ABA as well as dozens of other nontraditional approaches to a puzzling diagnosis.
-Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Louder Than Words by Jenny McCarthy: "Jenny McCarthy takes us on journey of a mom dealing with her son's Autism diagnosis and treatment. We learn what it is like to be a parent and have your dreams shattered. We learn about a disease and about how others dealing with similar circumstances can aid one another. We learn about alternative approaches that seem promising. We learn about healing, hope, and faith."
—David Feinberg, from the foreword, MD, MBA
Medical Director, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

Let Me Hear Your Voice by Catherine Maurice: She was a beautiful doelike child, with an intense, graceful fragility. In her first year, she picked up words, smiled and laughed, and learned to walk. But then Anne-Marie began to turn inward. And when her little girl lost some of the words she had acquired, cried inconsolably, and showed no interest in anyone around her, Catherine Maurice took her to doctors who gave her a devastating diagnosis: autism.
In their desperate struggle to save their daughter, the Maurices plunged into a medical nightmare of false hopes, "miracle cures," and infuriating suggestions that Anne-Marie's autism was somehow their fault. Finally, Anne-Marie was saved by an intensive behavioral therapy.
Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother's illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative.
"A vivid and uplifting story . . . Offers new strength to parents who refuse to give up on their autistic children." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Outstanding . . . Heartfelt . . . A lifeline to families in similar circumstances." -- Library Journal

The Boy Who Loved Window by Patricia Stacey: Any parent who has suspected something was off with their baby will empathize with the first chapters of The Boy Who Loved Windows , which recounts the familiar tale of medical practitioners refusing to run tests or offer diagnoses. You'll empathize even more when it turns out that mom (and author) Patricia Stacey was right: young Walker is autistic. It's partially the empathy that makes this such a compelling read. Some chapters are devoted to Walker's life at home; others mix his development with medical details. The facts are wrenching: an estimated 1 in 500 people has some level of autism, causes are unclear, and the expectation for a cure is microscopic. But midway through the book, the family meets up with Dr. Stanley Greenspan ( The Child With Special Needs ), who introduces new techniques that spread rapidly to Walker's assorted therapists. Progress begins, if at a glacial pace. Stacey lets readers into her emotional process over the years she details; her anger, frustration, and concern over the rest of her family and her wild joy at some seemingly minor events provide a roller coaster in contrast to the more methodical research explanation. As a complement to more direct parenting books on autism or simply as a fascinating look at the early development of an atypical child, this book makes good on the promise of its intriguing title. --Jill Lightner

 




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