Read itOct/Nov 2011 Issue

Living Without's Favorite Books: Hands On

Cooking instructor Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer uses her kitchen and gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) recipes to connect and communicate with her son who has autism. The cooking experience also helps him grow developmentally. Now Kaplan-Mayer shares her techniques in The Kitchen Classroom, 32 Visual GFCF Recipes to Boost Development Skills (Woodbine House). This is more than a special-diet cookbook. It’s a step-by-step instruction manual for using kid-favorite recipes to have fun with your special-needs child while teaching essential skills. Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats are rated for ease of preparation and include symbols for targeted skill sets each project will enhance. The accompanying CD-ROM lets you print out each recipe, including colorful photos and simple-to-follow steps. Here’s how to make cooking a safe and successful learning experience for your child, feeding him for life.

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