Catherine Maurice: Let Me Hear Your Voice A Family's Triumph over Autism



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And school districts I feel that this information is what all parents are looking for and don t know where to start This book may give false ope to parents desperate for a cure for autism Although I do agree with many of the principles of applied behavior analysis this book may overstate its effectiveness Certainly what the mother feels is described very well When I read this it was so similar to me I also was pregnant with a little boy while dealing with an Autistic daughter But these books that claim to save or cure autism infuriate me There is no cureWe try EVERYTHING Let Me Hear Your Voice is a thought provoking biographical piece written by a mother after O Cérebro de Broca her two youngest children are diagnosed with autism The story details the agony andeartbreak Catherine Maurice and er usband go through while dealing with their children s diagnoses Let Me Hear Your Voice was a problematic read for me for many reasons However this book is also a product of its time The book was published in the early 1990s and the Maurice s first child with autism receives er diagnosis in 1987 At this time there was not a lot of information about autism It was a disability few knew anything about For these reasons I can forgive many of the book s shortcomings But it would feel irresponsible not to discuss them in a review The way the Maurices coped with their children s diagnoses was unhealthy They looked at autism as something that needed to be cured The phrase overcoming autism was used continuously throughout the book and the disorder was even personified at times like the way we typically think of defeating cancer Autism was the villain of this novel and the last thing Catherine wanted was for er child to A Banquet of Consequences (Inspector Lynley, have any residual characteristics related to it I am so curious to find outow these children ROMANTIC TAKEOVER have grown and matured What was their later childhood like Adolescence Are they fully functioning productive members of society now without aint of their diagnosis If you are a paren of a child who as just received a diagnosis of autism do not read this book under any circumstances Read this book once you ave gained some perspective after you Keeper of the Light have gone through all the trials traumas and tribulations that accompany any diagnosis related to social emotionalealth This book will lead you to believe that Shattered Spear (The Lost Stars, having autism is a death sentence and if you are unable to mange any of the negative symptoms associated with the disability your child will live an unhappy life This could not be farther from the truth Instead of overcoming autism families need to be focused on improving the uality of life a child with autismas Because unfortunately not every child will end up like the Maurices did after some intensive behavioral therapy Children with extremely low functioning autism may never achieve or master the things that Catherine s children did and this book may provide false The Homing hope to parents who are looking for answers All in all I believe this book is very informative and uniue that it provides a very particular perspective that we do not normallyear about I would The Women of Easter hope if the Maurices were dealing with their children in 2018 that they would feel differently than they did in 1987 I am alsoighly interested in reading a follow up that would explain the rest of their development. Arie's autism was somehow their fault Finally Anne Marie was saved by an intensive behavioral therapyLet Me Hear Your Voice is a mother's illuminating account of ow one family triumphed over autism It is an absolutely unforgettable book as beautifully written as it is informativ.

Suddenly everything started falling into place I was very turned off by the idea of reading the rest of the book Because suddenly the two dimensional caricature of a doctor Dubrovsky made sense The woman was depicted as narcissistic self serving and literally only interested in what people thought of er She also professed after meeting the author for less than an The Power of One hour not to believe in god Soere was the selfish caricature of the godless villain in the bookThroughout the book the author the autistic child s mother is portrayed as extremely emotional conflicted and not knowing the right thing to do The The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, husband is strong and supportive and steps in to be rational and keep the family firmly on the right pathI mentioned to myusband that it reminds me of those old cautionary tales of drug use The anonymous diaries by teens who innocently started to experiment with drugs then flew out of control then found god and neatly sewed up their recovery It s like a Go Ask Alice for autismIn the book the autistic children He Who Dares have access to ABA and speech therapy every single day Theyave a mother who stays ome with them and a father who is a wealthy investment banker with a large and supportive family There are many parents of autistic children Sam and I included who do not ave access to these things In the book there is no mention of financial Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar hardship no mention of insurance companies or theeadache and fight even now than ten years after the book was published to get ABA recognized as a vital part of recovering autistic children In many ways it s a Horatio Alger fairytale full of platitudes and it s not pertinent to me at allThere are great things about the book At times it s nice to read that someone out there t has felt the same anguish and guilt at lashing out Just like any other illness no one can truly understand what you are going through like someone else who experiences the same daily struggle There is a great deal of clinical detail with regard to behavior modification and the early days of ABA It details effectivelyow much time these therapies take up ow intensive they are and ow important it is to get documented research statistics on any therapy you endeavor to undertake It points out in no uncertain terms what Sam and I uickly discovered there are so many professionals out there who don t care one bit about anything but your moneySo I m glad I read it all in all because I Stand Up and Fight have a clearer understanding of ABA andow vital it is in the lives of many autistic children I think this may be the best book I ve read written by a parent with a childchildren with Autism Because the author is so ighly educated the book is written in technical terms and it was ard to understand parts of it I just want to warn everyone about this because apart from this the book Now Is the Hour has few flaws and I wouldn t want anyone to not finish it and miss out on the value of this important resource She writes ofer struggles with treatment for Londons Glory (Bryant May, her children She researches all avenues of available treatmentires therapists and joins in the day to day treatments which she does almost 247 She fully acknowledges that not all families can afford to go to the lengths that she went But at the end of the book she shares information on getting Jingle Bells help with finances dealing with insurance companies. No interest in anyone arounder Catherine Maurice took er to doctors who gave er a devastating diagnosis autismIn their desperate struggle to save their daughter the Maurices plunged into a medical nightmare of false opes miracle cures and infuriating suggestions that Anne

I work with children with autism and this book gives an amazing account and look at what families with children on the spectrum to through The recovery these children make in the book is truly inspirational owever it should be noted that not all families will experience the same outcomes Every step a child with autism makes no matter Knights Templar in Britain how tiny should be cherished and celebrated Parts of the book wereelpful but I don t believe children are cured of autism Some can make big improvements thoughThe parts of the book that were Reign of Fury (Battles in the Dark, helpful wereThe Apendix Curriculum used for Michael tantrum info and the importance of keeping good records of your childs programand the Afterward by Dr Lovaas The day my twins were diagnosed with severe autism at the age of 2 I remember the developmental pediatrician sliding a piece of paper across the table that listed this book as a recommendation of what to read to inform myself about a disorder I really knew nothing about 8 years ago I wouldave rated this book 5 stars because I felt that it Nature Cure had provided an informed insight intoow to be a do er when confronted with such a terrifying diagnosis I was introduced to ABA which The Bookshop on the Corner has since become the foundation and platform for all that the boysave achieved since then It was a story that gave me The Fixer (The Fixer, hope that my boys could too someday overcome all of the challenges ahead of themBut it was also a story that terrified me Itad an air of if you don t do this your children will not meet their potential For that reason my rating One of Your Own has since gone down Because since then Iave read many true stories on families challenges with autism and they were written with a tone of empathy for the reader Almost with an understanding that the writing is the author s effort to Nina help ease the fear of the reader of the fellow autism parent so that they can learn from each other Without any condescension or finger waggingI would still recommend it Because each of our storiesave the potential to Super Gran (Super Gran, help another family liked the concept HATE the treatment modality Too Narrow Reading this as part of the reuirements for an introductory course on working with students on the spectrum Fantastic book I learned from this book than any other text I vead so far on autism Easy to read interesting and greatly informative This book focuses on ABA over other practices so if you are a proponent of Holding Therapy or FC you may find this not suited to your tastes Jay McGraws Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies however you cannot deny the great progress the author s children experienced using ABA The only notes Iad include the fact that this is the story of an obviously well off family a summer Legally Sane house nanny a largeome in NY So the program undertaken may be one that others could not afford And at times I wasn t interested that the nanny was taking care of the kids who were playing in the library of the Shadowspell Academy home Also I wanted to know about the author but the name is just a pseudonym to protect the privacy of the family FANTASTIC book First off let me say that I am not a religious person I m not even particularly spiritual I understand that sometimes thingsappen which can seem inexplicable or miraculous I Anna Del Contes Italian Kitchen have never been particularly curious as to the causeSo when I was about 60 pages through the book and read about the author s religious epiphany ander view that then. She was a beautiful doelike child with an intense graceful fragility In Dead Center her first year she picked up words smiled and laughed and learned to walk But then Anne Marie began to turn inward And whener little girl lost some of the words she ad acuired cried inconsolably and showed.

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