Hope for Children with Autism

Hope for Children with Autism

For those interested in the subject, Dr. Shoshana Levin Fox has authored a book, “An Autism Casebook for Parents and Practitioners: The Child Behind the Symptoms,” that will earn their attention. Section I is titled “Children.” These first eight chapters are the stories of Jack, Sasha, Annie and others (children’s names are pseudonyms)—children who came into the Feuerstein Institute after having been diagnosed as autistic. They exited with new hope, not only for themselves, but also for their parents, who were usually devastated by their children’s diagnoses and needed their own emotional propping-up. The central theme of this book is that autism is grossly over-diagnosed. Levin Fox is a psychologist and play therapist who has worked with children for more than 30 years. In addition to lecturing and giving workshops in North America, Israel and Europe, she worked for 25 years in the prestigious Feuerstein Institute of Jerusalem, founded by the late Sorbonne-educated Professor Reuven Feuerstein, and before that in Vancouver, Canada. Her doctorate is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Play Therapy, from the University of British Columbia. This book should be read for its critical message to parents who have received an autism diagnosis for their […]

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