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Author: Annabel Stehli
ISBN: 0380717395
Publisher: Avon Books (September 1, 1992)
Language: English
Category: Psychology & Counseling
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e-Book The Sound of a Miracle epub download

by Annabel Stehli



The Sound of a Miracle book. The Sound of a Miracle is the riveting story of Gergiana Stehli's triumphant progress from autistic and functionally retarded to gifted.

The Sound of a Miracle book. When mothers from all over the country contacted Annabel and told their stories, she put them in touch with one another, forming The Parent's Network, and inspired them to do as she had done: to defy the negative prognoses of the experts The Sound of a Miracle is the riveting story of Gergiana Stehli's triumphant progress from autistic and functionally retarded.

The sound of a miracle. The sound of a miracle.

Author of Sound of a Miracle (Doubelday '91, currently Beaufort Books New York) · 1991 to present · Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My work derives from Sound of a Miracle and my eldest daughter's recovery from autism. Sound of Falling Snow. Stories of Exceptional Progress by Parents of Children with Special Needs with an emphasis on Auditory Training. Dancing in the Rain <3

The Sound of a Miracle is the riveting story of Gergiana Stehli's triumphant progress from autistic and functionally retarded to gifted. When mothers from all over the country contacted Annabel and told their stories.

The Sound of a Miracle is the riveting story of Gergiana Stehli's triumphant progress from autistic and functionally retarded to gifted.

Her book, Sound of a Miracle, is about her daughter Georgiana’s progress from autisitic and functionally retarded to gifted through auditory integration training.

Format Hardback 240 pages. The Sound of a Miracle : A Child's Triumph over Autism.

Stehli was also a victim of Bruno Bettelheim's theory that unfeeling mothers are . A Child's Triumph Over Autism. More by annabel stehli.

Stehli was also a victim of Bruno Bettelheim's theory that unfeeling mothers are the cause of autism. Giving into none of it, she persisted in building a life with a new husband and children that included autistic Georgiana as part of the family. A move to Switzerland put them in touch with a doctor who believed that autistic children were exceptionally sensitive to some noises, causing extreme withdrawal.

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This listing is for The Sound of a Miracle : A Child's Triumph over Autism by Annabel Stehli (1990, Hardcover) : Annabel Stehli (1990) ISBN 9780385411400: All previously owned books are guaranteed to be in good condition.

In the first personal story about autism that offers a successful new treatment, a mother tells how her daughter's condition affected the whole family, as stress and guilt gave way to hope and love
Mavegelv
I found this book to be one which inspired me and helped me realize there's always a reason to keep trying. As the parent of an autistic child, I really needed to know there were others who had it worse than me, and that they were having success living positive lives. The story of the author's life is quite amazing. Annabelle's struggles were real, and as such, we have much to learn from her and her daughter's experiences, if only to know that there is hope.
This book also gave me much needed information on how some autistic children perceive situations around them, as well as their feelings about what is happening to them. I am better able to understand my daughter for knowing what Annabelle's daughter was able to tell us, due to her success with AIT.
Brajind
When you are the parent of a child with Autism, it's difficult to make people understand what is going on with that child. Friends and family, although well meaning, just can't possibly understand the big picture! Reading her book was like having my own private support group. As I read of her self-doubt as a parent and later realizing that her parenting had nothing to do with Georgie's issues, I cheered for her. I thought "Yes, I'm not the only one who has felt this way"!
The sections focusing on Georgie's successful treatment with AIT also gave me some hope for the future with my own child, as her symptoms are eerily similar to Georgie's.
A "must read" for parents and caregivers!
Dugor
It was a gift; my friend loved it. Very informative to her situation.
Bynelad
A great view from the Mother's eyes of her daughter with Autism. Thank goodness she got her out of the institution she had been put in. Saw both Mother and Daughter at a Seminar on Autism in Portland, Oregon several years ago.
Bort
Georgiana (Georgie) was born May 24, 1965. She made all developmental milestones within normal limits, as did her older sister, Dotsy. Speech was the major milestone that Georgiana did not make during her early years.

Georgie's mother had many overwhelming issues -- Georgie's unusual aversion for any type of sound, music included and Dotsy's being diagnosed with leukemia in 1967 when she was 4.

Annabelle naturally has Georgie tested and sent to early intervention programs. The only place where Georgie appeared to thrive was at Bellevue Hospital because, as Georgie herself said many years later, "it was quiet there." Dotsy's health deteriorates and she dies at the age of 8 in 1971. Georgie, then 6, is sent to a residential facility identified only as "Childville."

"Childville" sounds like a genuine Chamber of Horrors. Georgie complains about the noise and staff dismiss her complaints. She is overmedicated and complains that the medicines make her feel funny. She becomes hostile and acts out because she cannot stand any type of sound. A rather incompetent social worker identified as "Judith" seems determined to block and undermine any and all progress on Georgie's part. When the girl shows an unusual balancing ability and begs for a skateboard, Judith refuses, telling Georgie's mother that Georgie is "overcompensating a fear." Fortunately, Georgie gets her skateboard and is quite proficient on it.

Georgie is fortunate enough to have summers free of that institutional wasteland. Luckily for all, Annabelle marries Peter and that union produces a natural brother and later a sister for Georgie. Peter has some grown daughters from a previous marriage and it is in this loving, extended family that Georgie blossoms.

Annabelle decides that Childville is not the answer and withdraws Georgie when the girl was 11. Peter had accepted a job in Switzerland, and naturally Georgie wanted to join her family. Judith tries to keep Annabelle and Peter from withdrawing Georgie, invoking the name of and cliches from Freud. Fortunately, Annabelle withdraws Georgie, discontinues the medications and for the next several years, Georgie flourishes in Switzerland. She learns to ski, is mainstreamed and explains her aversion to sound. Luckily, she has been treated by several very humane doctors specially trained in AIT (Auditory Integration Therapy) and this treatment is continued during her years abroad. One can't help but cheer when Georgie dances in the rain, explaining that the rain "doesn't sound like a machine gun anymore."

An interesting expression that Annabelle coined is "hig," meaning "hostile inadvertent gesture." One can't help wondering why it isn't "hostile INTENTIONAL gesture" because Georgie would sometimes deliberately inflict physical pain on people who had crossed her. Annabelle devised the acronym "hig" to subtly call Georgie on her behavior in these instances.

After several years abroad, the family returns to the U.S. Georgie's records "mysteriously disappear" because the cruise ship she was on met with a disaster and several cartons had to be discarded.

Free of previous baggage, Georgie attends a public school in Connecticut. She graduates as class valedictorian in 1984 and, at last count, is happily married.

Georgie appeared on "Sally Jesse Raphael" in 1992 and drew a map of Africa, all countries included from memory. Bright and now quite verbal, Georgie is a strong advocate of AIT. She said it literally saved her life.

She is now fluent in 6 languages including Arabic; is a gifted artist and very spiritual. Georgie is also an author. She has chronicled her life story in "Overcoming Autism," in which she promises readers that upon reading her book they will have a very clear understanding of what it means to have autism. The book is currently available on her web site, but it is worth reading. It is a book you will cherish.
Matty
Georgiana (Georgie) was born on May 24, 1965. She made all developmental milestones within normal limits as did her older sister, Dotsy. Speech was the only major milestone that Georgie did not make during her early years. She was nonverbal until she was 4.
Georgie's mother had many overwhelming issues - a divorce when the girls were quite small; Georgie's aversion for any sound, music included and Dotsy's being diagnosed with leukemia at age 4.
Annabelle naturally has Georgie tested and sent to early intervention programs. The only place where Georgie appeared to have thrived was at Bellevue Hospital because, as Georgie explained years later, "it was quiet there." Dotsy's health plummets and she dies at the age of 8 in 1971. Georgie, then 6, was sent to a residential facility identified as "Childville."
Childville sounds like a genuine Chamber of Horrors. Georgie complains about the noise and staff dismiss her complaints. She is overmedicated and complains about how the medicines make her feel. She becomes hostile and displays aggression because she cannot tolerate noise. A social worker who sounded cruel and incompetent from the telling, identified as "Judith" seems determined to block and undermine any and all progress on Georgie's part. When Georgie shows an unusual balancing ability and begs for a skateboard, Judith refuses, telling Georgie's mother that Georgie is "overcompensating a fear." Fortunately Georgie gets her skateboard and is quite proficient on it.
Georgie is fortunate enough to have summers free of that institutional wasteland. Luckily for all, Annabelle marries Peter, a gentle, loving man. That union produces a brother and later a sister for Georgie. Peter has grown daughters from a previous marriage and it is in this loving, blended, extended family that Georgie blossoms.
Annabelle decides that Childville is just not the answer and withdraws Georgie in 1976. Peter had accepted a job in Switzerland, and naturally Georgie wanted to join her family. Childville staff threaten to keep Georgie by refusing to release her (how could this legally be done). Judith invokes just about every Freudian cliche possible to block Georgie's withdrawal from Childville. Fortunately, Peter and Annabelle withdraw Georgie and move to Switzerland. The medications are discontinued and for the next several years Georgie flourishes in Switzerland. She learns to ski, is mainstreamed and explains that her aversion for sound is due to having a heightened auditory sense. Luckily, she has been treated by several very humane doctors specially trained in Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) and this treatment is continued during her years abroad. One can't help but cheer when Georgie dances in the rain, explaining that the rain "doesn't sound like a machine gun anymore." Georgie said AIT literally saved her life.
After several years abroad, the family returns to the United States. Georgie's records "mysteriously vanish" because the cruise ship she was on met with a disaster and several cartons had to be discarded. The disaster turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
Free of previous baggage, Georgie attends a public school in Connecticut. She graduates as class valedictorian in 1984 and is currently happily married. She is now fluent in 6 languages including Arabic; is a gifted artist and very spiritual. Georgie is also an author. She has chronicled her life story in "Overcoming Autism," in which she promises readers that upon reading her book they will have a very clear understanding of what it means to have autism. The book is currently available on her web site, but it is worth reading. It is a book you will cherish.