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Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism Hardcover – 31 Oct 2007

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  • Hardcover: 202 pages
  • Publisher: E P Dutton & Co Inc; 1 edition (31 Oct. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525950117
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525950110
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 992,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jenny's brutally honest story tells of frustration, heartache and endless hope as she searches for a possible "cure" for her child. -- Hot Stars magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The remarkable story of one mother’s fight to ‘heal’ her autistic son. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carole warran on 6 April 2009
Format: Hardcover
THis is the first book that Jenny McCarthy wrote about her journey to heal her son who was diagnosed with Autism
It pulls no punches she tells it as it it is sometimes sad sometimes happy.
Its a must have book if you have a very special Autistic child
Jenny is a celebrity mum so she has been able to bring this way of thinking to the masses
Her partner is Jim Cary he is very supportive of her and her child
Please read this book for your childs sake
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By Amazon Customer on 17 Sept. 2009
Format: Paperback
This book stood out from all the rest. As a mother that is going through this process i wanted to read from a mother to mother account of what Jenny McCarthy went through and i must say it has prepared me for what could happen,what to look out for most importantly how she felt through it all and it has really opened my eyes to the challenges she faces that i may also have to face. The book spoke out to you as you read it and you felt you were going through what she was going through i related to just how she was feeling. There is also alot of help that she has put in her book. This book is very well written and i could not put it down i would recommend this to anyone who knows someone that has autisum or if you have a child going through the system of finding out or even if you just want to know more about autisum it has definatly opened my eyes to autisum as there are alot of confusion about it i would tell anyone that has this book to read it and pass it on to everyone you know that's what i'm going to do.
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Format: Paperback
This book is brilliant on so many levels. It is easy to read, well written from a mother's perspective, of course, of what is a hellish and draining time, yet still funny in places. I would suggest that anyone who knows an autistic child or even a special needs child of any other label!,reads this book. As well as anyone who is having a child, trying for a child or even wants a child in their future. To me this appeared to be a very specific book but turned out to be really sensible information that everyone should know. BUY IT, READ IT, You'll love it! :)

Can't wait to read her other books -
Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide
Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 19 Sept. 2007
Format: Hardcover
When Evan McCarthy was 2, he suffered from severe convulsions. The medications he was given caused false positives in that his behavior was described as violent and psychotic. Marginally verbal prior to his seizures, Evan displayed autistic behavior that was overlooked. A peaceful, non-demanding baby, Evan's interest in door hinges and quiet pasttimes was not readily identified as autism.

The warning bells went off after his epileptic episodes; Jenny McCarthy even took some of Evan's medicine to see if she would suffer from the same symptoms. When she learned that she, too suffered from an inability to keep saliva from overflowing and to keep her mind from wandering, it certainly wasn't good for Evan. The doctors who prescribed it continued dismissing her claims.

Jenny McCarthy has written books about the humorous aspects of pregnancy and motherhood. She has been on television discussing those books and sharing funny insights. She candidly explains the poignant irony of those books when observing her son's behavior.

Evan's behavior was uncontrollable at one point. It was then that Jenny McCarthy realized that he was being pushed out of his Comfort Zone. His earlier peaceful period remained intact as no demands were made of him. Once he became more alert and responsive, he objected strenuously if any door was open, even partially. Furniture could not be moved. Upon starting preschool, he would have a magified version of the flu, being out for weeks whereas his classmates suffered only a few days.

I like her honesty about her resentment and feelings of isolation when seeing other children Evan's age and noticing the thunderous contrast in behavior.
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By Decia on 1 Aug. 2013
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Wow, almost like reading my life for the passed 18months only I had a second child while going through it all.
My son is 3 and a half and non verbal with severe constipation and I look forward to trying some of the ideas I got from th his wonderful book and doing some more research of my own, in order to get some answers to all my unanswered question.
Thank you Jenny
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By Amazon Customer on 6 Jan. 2013
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Our son is three , almost four and was diagnosed with autism 3 weeks ago.
We live in the United kingdom and can not get these therapies easily but we will manage it somehow.
Amazing story. Inspirational.
I hope and pray for the same outcome for my baby who is totally non verbal and non responsive.
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