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I am the author of 16 books including my latest: The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion (Tarcher-Perigee). http://amzn.to/2ewwfbp.
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  1. Larry

    Bruno Bettelheim proposed the hypothesis that precociousness at birth magnified the birth trauma, and trauma in infancy makes a child predisposed to autism. If Bettelheim was right, it would perfectly explain the prevalence of autism in clusters of gifted people–people who were born with their eyes wide open.
    Anyway, the most successful expert on autism right now just happens to be Dr. Stanley Greenspan, the psychoanalyst who founded “Floor Time.” His treatment nearly duplicates Bettelheim’s Orthogenic school. Floor Time is good preventative measure if one’s newborn props himself up on his elbows, looks around and smiles at the doctor.

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