Miracles Are Made is a real-life guide written from the happenings of real life. It is a How To on living with and healing autism.
Lynette Louise began life’s journey first as an individual, then as a mother, and eventually as a grandmother reaching into the heart of this disorder and helping first herself and then her children to become independent. Lynette’s journey, challenging as it was, taught her many lessons on the very real possibilities and limitations buried within the diagnosis.
At present Lynette Louise holds a Masters in Social and Behavioral Science, a degree in Main Frame Computer Languages as well as counseling and neurofeedback certifications. What Lynette is proudest of, however, is her PhD in M.O.M. Lynette is a globally respected neurofeedback/play professional specializing in autism.
In Miracles Are Made Lynette not only shares stories from her personal and professional life but also illuminates the whys and the wherefores of the social climate parents find themselves in when coping with autism. She does this by educating us on the history of science and social awareness in relation to this disorder. She then teaches us how to make the best of what is possible and recreate the healings she has been fortunate enough to facilitate. You will come away understanding how to understand autism.
You will come away knowing what to do.
READ WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY!
“Miracles Are Made is an important book. Lynette Louise offers a living example, inspiration, and concrete information about the amazing power of neurofeedback in changing lives. This book is a must for seekers, doubters, parents, educators, healthcare professionals, and scientists.” — Mark Steinberg, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist TV Medical Consultant, Author of ADD: The 20-Hour Solution
“Miracles Are Made leads you on an incredible emotional journey. Lynette Louise is an amazing woman who brings love, inspiration and hope to families of children on the autistic spectrum. A must read for every parent!” — Alisa Wolf, M.Ed. – SPED Executive Director/Founder, Actors for Autism
“The parent is inevitably left as the final arbiter of what is good for the child, the final judge of what is and isn’t helping. Miracles Are Made gives them the necessary background, and backbone, to level the playing field in the face of so many therapeutic options.” — Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D. Chief Scientist of the EEG Institute, President of the Brian Othmer Foundation, Author of ADD: The 20-Hour Solution
“Lynette explains how neurofeedback alters a child’s brainwaves and teaches the brain how to rebalance itself and process information, curtail negative behaviors, and learn more easily. I enjoyed how she uses humor... Her love, dedication, and commitment to her children are exemplary... ” — Elizabeth Burton Scott, Author of Raindrops on Roman: Overcoming Autism: A Message of Hope and Autism Recovery Manual of Skills and Drills
A REVIEW OF
Miracles are Made: A Real-Life Guide to Autism
Robert D. Reed Publishers (2011)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (4/11)
Having spent over twenty years of my life being educated and working with individuals who have developmental delays, autism has factored largely into my career. Being classified as a pervasive developmental disorder, I have been involved with families who have children that fall in every category of the autistic spectrum. I was really intrigued when I heard about Lynette Louise’s book. Divided into two sections, the first part covers her own personal experiences as both an adoptive mother of children with autism and as a professional. The second part offers a comprehensive resource list of information to help educate people who need information on this disorder.
While the book can be read out of order, so that you can read the second section first to gain a greater understanding of autism and the recommendations for living with it, if you are a parent I recommend that you start at the beginning with Lynette’s story. The reason that I make this recommendation is because she will inspire you with her personal experiences so that you know that there is hope for your child. To read the second part first will definitely be educational; however, it might also be overwhelming for someone newly learning about this disorder. A professional working with these individuals might prefer to start with the second section if they need a quick refresher.
For myself, I started with the first part because once I began reading Lynette’s story; I had a hard time putting the book down. As the author tells us about her personal experiences involving raising eight children, two by birth, six by adoption, we learn about the choices she made which involved voluntarily taking on the challenge of bringing four who fit into the autism spectrum into her life. By taking on and surpassing expectations involved with this challenge, her own personal life was affected. This included having five marriages. Even though she tells her story with love and humor, it is apparent that her tenacity in helping raise her family helped her overcome obstacles as they appeared.
Being Board Certified in Neurofeedback, the author offers many examples of successes with Neurofeedback involving herself, her children, and families with whom she has dealt professionally. Reading about her experiences with Neurofeedback is absolutely fascinating and it is very intriguing to imagine the possibilities of success available to us through its use. Other therapies are discussed, including involving behavioral work, nutrition, and medication. I can’t imagine that anything has been left out of Miracles are Made. For this reason, I highly recommend as a must read for both professionals and families who are involved with persons who have this condition.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lynette Louise MS, NTC, BCIA-EEG, Board Certified in Neurofeedback; PhD in MOM Lynette raised eight children, (six adopted, five disabled, four on the Autism spectrum). Only one retains his label and remains dependent. Born in Canada, Lynette moved to America in 1995. An expert in Autism, she travels internationally performing on the subject, teaching children and their families, and speaking to professionals.