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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1/2010

01-01-2010 | Book review

Sally Kirk: Hope for the Autism Spectrum: A Mother and Son Journey of Insight and Biomedical Intervention

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London & Philadelphia, 2008, 431 pp, ISBN 978-1-84310-894-8, $24.95 (hard cover)

Auteur: Mojdeh Bayat

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2010

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Excerpt

Hope for the Autism Spectrum is a mother’s account of the process of diagnosis and intervention of her son with Asperger’s Syndrome. The author, Kirk, painstakingly details the day to day accounts of her son Will’s development from early childhood through adolescence. She recounts her own struggles with understanding characteristics and treatment of her son’s disorder. When Will was 5 he was misdiagnosed with ADHD, and several years later he received a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Through a slow paced chronicles of the author’s varied and sometimes negative experiences with medical specialists and baffled educators and school personnel, Kirk offers her own exhaustive explanations and interpretations of her son’s disorder. …
Voetnoten
1
David Kirby’ book, Evidence of Harm, is a journalist’s conspiracy theory, implicating CDS and other governmental officials in covering up a link between thimerosal and autism.
 
2
Paul Offit is a professor of vaccinology and pediatrics in University of Pennsylvania. In his book, Autism’s False Prophets, he details the events that have lead to the vaccine controversy in autism.
 
3
Andrew Wakefield’s study published in Lancet in 1998 claimed MMR caused autism. Wakefield’s study has been discredited for conflict of interest and a lack of appropriate scientific protocol.
 
4
Mark and David Geier wrote one of the first papers linking thimerosal to autism. Their study has been discredited for poor epidemiological quality, and weak scientific methodology.
 
Literatuur
go back to reference Geier, M. R., & Geier, D. A. (2003). Thimerosal in childhood vaccines, neurodevelopmental disorders, and heart disease in the United States. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, 8, 6–10. Geier, M. R., & Geier, D. A. (2003). Thimerosal in childhood vaccines, neurodevelopmental disorders, and heart disease in the United States. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, 8, 6–10.
go back to reference Kirby, D. (2005). Evidence of harm. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Kirby, D. (2005). Evidence of harm. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
go back to reference Offit, P. A. (2008). Autism’s false prophets: Bad science risky medicine, and the search for a cure. New York: Columbia University Press. Offit, P. A. (2008). Autism’s false prophets: Bad science risky medicine, and the search for a cure. New York: Columbia University Press.
go back to reference Wakefield, A. J., Murch, S. H., Anthony, A., et al. (1998). Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children. Lancet, 351, 637–641.CrossRefPubMed Wakefield, A. J., Murch, S. H., Anthony, A., et al. (1998). Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children. Lancet, 351, 637–641.CrossRefPubMed
Metagegevens
Titel
Sally Kirk: Hope for the Autism Spectrum: A Mother and Son Journey of Insight and Biomedical Intervention
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London & Philadelphia, 2008, 431 pp, ISBN 978-1-84310-894-8, $24.95 (hard cover)
Auteur
Mojdeh Bayat
Publicatiedatum
01-01-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2010
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0779-3

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