Monday, August 17, 2009

Saving Ben: A Father's Story of Autism

I wrote a bit in the previous entry about the book I was reading called Saving Ben: A Father's Story of Autism. Dan Burns the author sent this photo of Ben doing some type of equine therapy (not sure exactly what type) but this is a child (actually now an adult) who enjoys sensory stimulation whether riding a horse, hiking or cycling.

Occupational therapists will find the description of the home based sensory integration he had when 3 years old pretty interesting. Rather than talk more here- please visit my Amazon book review at:
Amazon Book Review
I will also be having a review on the same book written with a focus on occupational therapy issues in the Advance for Occupational Therapists magazine. Obviously, I loved this book. It was well written and has a lot of important information for those of us in the field and with family members affected by autism.
Oh, here is Dan Burns' web site: Saving Ben Book
Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L author of, The Recycling Occupational Therapist

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