A Friend Like Henry

Author: Nuala Gardner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444718924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6487

This is the inspiring account of a family's struggle to break into their son's autistic world - and how a beautiful retreiver dog made the real difference. Dale was still a baby when his parents realised that something wasn't right. Worried, his mother Nuala took him to see several doctors, before finally hearing the word 'autism' for the first time. Scared but determined that Dale should live a fulfilling life, Nuala describes her despair at her son's condition, her struggle to prevent Dale being excluded from a 'normal' education and her sense of hopeless isolation. Dale's autism was severe and violent and family life was a daily battleground. But the Gardner's lives were transformed when they welcomed a gorgeous Golden Retriever into the family. The special bond between Dale and his dog Henry helped them to produce the breakthrough in Dale they had long sought. From taking a bath to saying 'I love you', Henry helped introduce Dale to all the normal activities most parents take for granted, and set him on the road to being the charming and well-adjusted young man he is today. This is a heartrending and fascinating account of how one devoted and talented dog helped a little boy conquer his autism.

Friends like Henry

Author: Nuala Gardner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1785928481

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 312

View: 996

A four-stage programme for parents and families looking to introduce a dog into their home for the therapeutic and practical benefits that can be brought to a child with autism, including development of communication skills and toilet training. Based on first-hand knowledge, the programme was created through the successful experience the author had bringing up two children at opposite ends of the autism spectrum. This guide is comprehensive and highly practical, with case examples, tips and advice throughout. It covers all aspects of responsible ownership and training of the dog as a companion dog, and it provides tips throughout the dog's entire life cycle. Accessible for families and professionals alike, this innovative programme can have a huge impact on the life of children with disabilities.

All Because of Henry

Author: Nuala Gardner

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845027582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5318

All Because of Henry is the heart-rending story of Nuala Gardner and her remarkable struggle to bring up two autistic children - with the help of Sir Henry, Wee Henry and Thomas, the family's incredible four-legged friends. In the bestselling A Friend Like Henry, Nuala told how their beautiful golden retriever helped provide a miraculous breakthrough into her son Dale's severely autistic world. Now, in the much-anticipated sequel, Dale turns 17 and he's ready for the world - but is the world ready for him? And can their new dog, Thomas, have the same amazing effect on Nuala's autistic daughter Amy? As she faces up to a new set of challenges, Nuala begins to realise that the struggles of the past are nothing to what's still to come. And she must also face up to the ordeal of her crumbling marriage and find the strength to carry on against a backdrop of adversity, prejudice, family secrets and some very unexpected twists. All Because of Henry is the extraordinary true story of one woman's family, of overcoming obstacles, and of the wonderful dogs that helped them through it all. And it's a story that did not end with Sir Henry - it began - and it continues here, in warmth, heartbreak, hard times and, ultimately, triumph.

The Legend of Henry Pech

Author: Jack McDermott

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1640274200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 92

View: 1177

Set in the mid-to late-1970s, The Legend of Henry Pech, follows the start of a new life for a naïve, young man named Jack. He leaves New York City and moves out to the remote back country of Oregon's Cascade Mountains. He meets a man, Henry Pech, who mentors him to the ways of the country living. Little known to the world, Henry is a modern-day mountain man and lives a simple, yet refined lifestyle. Even though Jack does not realize it at the time, Henry leaves a permanent mark on

Strings of Subversion

Author: K. Victoria Chase

Publisher: K. Victoria Chase


Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 403

Twelve Years down the Road

Author: Alan Neil

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491719303

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 1132

Astronomy and some religions believe that life is a series of cycles. That is certainly reflected in the tale of Al’s long, adventurous life; the cycle spun him in many different directions over the years. Twelve Years down the Road shares a collection of stories and events detailing the diversity of Al’s unique life. From early childhood, he lived with his parents and two brothers in the woods of East Texas on a family farm surrounded by a national forest with a wildlife management area across the road. These stories reveal how he met the love of his life Betty, what he learned by delivering the Dallas Morning News, how he fared at his first job in the Mississippi Delta in the middle of KKK country, how he perceived his work at a Texas prison, and how he came to work in Siberia for a pipeline company. As Al reflects on the cycles his long and varied life, he shares the stories that shape a person and make a man a man.

Animal-assisted Therapy

Author: Donald Altschiller

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031335720X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 179

View: 6886

This comprehensive overview of the many types of animal-assisted therapy provides the perfect reference for students, general readers, pet owners, animal care specialists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, and mental health professionals. * A list of government regulations about the rights of service dogs in public accommodations * A glossary of major terms, such as animal-assisted therapy, animal-assisted activities, equine therapy, and many others * The most comprehensive annotated bibliography yet developed on the subject, including books, journal articles, videos, and websites