Monday, July 28, 2014

ASD The Complete Autism Spectrum Disorder Health and Diet Guide: Includes 175 Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Recipes i

In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association provided new diagnostic criteria for autism: autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The term incorporates diagnoses previously described as separate: autistic disorder, Asperger's Disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified.
This comprehensive book on ASD will be a valuable resource for parents, caregivers and health professionals as well, with its combination of years of practical experience and a range of skills and knowledge from its outstanding author team.  This multidisciplinary health care team has a keen understanding of the goals and expectations of both the patient and families.
Part 1
Possible causes
What does the new definition mean to my child
autism and genetics
signs and symptoms of autism
Part 2
New diagnosis management and ongoing management of ASD
typical doctor/nurse visits w/ Q and A
management and treatment help through medical, alternative, psychological and behavioral therapies
Part 3
Recent research shows that a gluten-free/casein-free diet is effective in reducing ASD symptoms for those people with ASDs who show GI symptoms, confirmed food allergies and suspected food sensitivities.
- 175 recipes and gluten-free/casein-free meal plans help to build a nutritious, varied and tasty diet that may improve gastrointestinal and ASD symptoms for some children.
This author team has provided a comprehensive and current resource book on ASD for anyone affected by this disease.

About the Authors - 
Dr. R. Garth Smith, MBBS, FRCPC, is the medical advisor for ASD.  He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario, and Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics, and Medical Director and Developmental Pediatrician in the Child Development Centre, Hotel Dieu Hospital.  He received his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies, in 1981, and completed his Pediatric training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1986.

Garth's clinical work involves children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning and Attention Deficit Disorders, Hearing Impairment and Neuromuscular Disorders as well as Acquired Brain Injuries.  Research interests include Autism and Complementary (CAM) Medicine use, and the impact of Multiple Concussions on Quality of Life, among others.  he is involved in a number of multicentre research projects looking at a variety of issues impacting on the clients he serves.  He regularly presents seminars and talks to parents, teachers and professionals and has earned three teaching awards.  He was co-editor and co-author of the now famous Residents' Handbook of Pediatrics (The Hospital for Sick Children) in 1987.  Garth resides in Kingston, ON.

Susan Hannah, BA, BScH, is a respected health author, a volunteer researcher at ASD-CARC, Ongwanada, and a former research associate at the Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University.  Susan is also a freelance writer, book designer, photographer, and co-author of The Complete Migraine Health, Diet Guide & Cookbook.  She is keenly interested in lifestyle choices and diet on possible therapeutic strategies for improving health conditions and quality of life.  Susan resides in Kingston, ON.

Elke Sengmueller, BASc, RD, is a clinical dietitian at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.  She is a registered dietitian with more than 16 years of experience providing pediatric nutritional care for a wide variety of health conditions and acute care, community, and home-based settings.  Elke is passionate about helping kids and adolescents meet their nutritional needs to optimize their growth and development.  She runs a private practice, Family Nutrition Counseling.  Elke has reviewed the dietary information in this book and prepared the gluten-free casein-free meal plans.  Elke resides in Toronto, CN.

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