We interviewed Patty Lemer about her book Outsmarting Autism, which we at Epidemic Answers call “the Bible of autism recovery” because Patty covers everything in the book. This book is the soup-to-nuts guide to everything you need to know about recovering your child from autism. Patty has been working with children and adults with autism for over 40 years, and she knows a thing or two about recovery.
In this webinar, she discussed the total load theory, of which stress is the crux. Stress comes under six major categories:
Taken together, these stresses become what is known as the “body burden”. Removing these individual stressors allows a child’s body to heal from autism.
Patty also talked about steps to outsmart autism:
- Step 1: Take away the bad stuff, and add back the good stuff
- Step 2: Correct foundational issues
- Step 3: Address sensory problems
- Step 4: Focus on communicating, interacting, and learning
- Step 5: Plan for the future
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About Patricia S. Lemer LPC MEd
Patricia S. Lemer is a licensed professional counselor, holding a Masters of Education in counseling and learning disabilities from Boston College and a Masters in Business from Johns Hopkins University. She practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 40 years.
She was a co-founder and served as Executive Director of the international non-profit organization Developmental Delay Resources (DDR). After DDR merged with Epidemic Answers, she became Chairman of the Board.
Lemer writes continually for her blog “After the Diagnosis, Then What?” about combining a biomedical approach to autism with sensory and movement-based therapies.
She is the editor of EnVISIONing a Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. You can find out more about her work at her website www.patricialemer.com
This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.