It's time for a new review. This time is a non-fiction book. I have to thank the author for sending me a copy of it.
Coming Through the Fog
by Tami A. Goldstein.
A mother tells the journey of her daughter's recovery from Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder to Functioning Recovery and independent living, giving tips to parents on how to navigate the medical and educational domain.
This story is an example of the unique obstacles facing a parent raising a child with Autism.
The challenges they face getting supports. What is Sensory Processing Disorder, CranioSacral Therapy and Bio-Medical Therapy, and what roles they play on the road to Functioning Recovery and independent living?
See actual projective trials pertaining to sensory supports. Is educational discrimination the reason there is difficulty getting help in school?
As this story unfolds it provides useful tips to other parents to help them on their journey with their child.
This story is notable because this mother's daughter was successful overcoming numerous obstacles while providing useful tools, inspiration and hope to others.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars.
It’s never easy to rate or to review someone else’s life. This book is the story of a mother and her journey to help her daughter. A real example of the importance of never giving up, of searching for more options and different opinions. This story has a happy ending because Heather is now an independent grown up young woman but as the author says there are many cases of kids whom without the proper help or diagnosis would have a difficult life.
Tami decided to tell her side of the story. As a mother, her role was to find solutions for her daughter, for her education and to help her have a better life. Through this book we discover the different obstacles she had to overcome and how her endless efforts helped Heather be person she is today.
A book divided in different topic, the diagnosis, the educational system and tips for parents or people close to this subject. The language use by Tami makes you feel like if you were hearing her while she narrates her story.
This is a very insightful book on a very current and important subject with simple explanations about the different spectrums and disorders. If you are part of the educational system (for example teachers) or are close to kids with these characteristics, this book is a useful source and tool. It has examples on how to act and the diversity of ways to help them.
The only thing that I didn’t enjoy that much would be the longest chapter, it’s about the differences between the medical and educational supports, at the end it’s a long sum of complaints. I totally understand why she had to write it, the educational system only added more obstacles and never fully listened to her. It’s not that it’s bad or boring but was the slowest of chapters and I wanted to read more about how the teachers could help a kids like Heather.
Overall, a great non-fiction book, inspiring and real. If you enjoy this type of book this is a good option.