Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry is written by British Child Psychologist and Expert in Autism Lisa Blakemore-Brown. This book explains Autism, Aspergers and ADHD in a simple and inspired way using the metaphor 'Tapestry' to describe the way that these conditions are often interwoven with the conditions Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and compulsive disorders to make up the child's unique profile which Ms Blakemore-Brown calls the tapestry.
This book includes case studies which are explained in depth, giving the child's background history, the assessment itself, how conclusions are made and the subsequent recommendations. There is a chapter explaining what is meant by the use of the various terms and expressions which is very useful to parents and professionals alike.In an informed way Ms Blakemore-Brown explains how mis diagnoses can occur because the wider picture is ignored or the child does not quite fit the criteria for any particular disorder and therefore is never given any diagnoses. This book also endeavours to explain the often failing system and why it sometimes fails our children with peaditricians blaming parents for the problems presented. Also included is a check list for Autism and ADHD and different interventions, therapies and diets which can help some children.
This book is a must for parents and professionals often struggling with the changing face of Autism. Ms Blakemore-Browns unique, sensitive, humourous and yet factual approach makes this book easy to read and makes the complexities of Autism more understandable.