The long ride home : the extraordinary journey of healing that changed a child's life
|Format:||Print Book 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson feared he might never communicate with his child. But when he discovered Rowan responded to horses, they traveled to Mongolia - the spiritual home of the horse - where shaman healing hands banished the tantrums, the incontinence, and the hopeless isolation. A year later, however, Rowan started regressing. Only then did Rupert remember the shaman had told him that he and Rowan must make three more healing journeys. So they went: to the Bushmen of Namibia and Australia's coastal rainforests and finally to America's Navajo reservation, discovering new ways of connecting with autistic children using nature, movement, and animals, unlocking children from their most severe autistic symptoms and developing the two now internationally known programs Horse Boy Method and Movement Method. The Long Ride Home tells the story of Rupert and Rowan's journeys - of incredible love and extraordinary adventure - that would test their courage and change their lives, and those of the families who joined them, forever. Book jacket.
Autistic children -- United States -- Biography.
Parents of autistic children -- United States -- Biography.
Horses -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies.
Human-animal relationships -- Case studies.
Fathers and sons -- Case studies.
|Publisher|| Elgin, TX :2016
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm