The Way I See it: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's

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Future Horizons, 2011 - Psychology - 339 pages
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In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do's and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her "insider" perspective and a great deal of research. These are just some of the specific topics Temple delves into:

  • How and Why People with Autism Think Differently
  • Economical Early Intervention Programs that Work
  • How Sensory Sensitivities Affect Learning
  • Behaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad Behaviors
  • Teaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable World
  • Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
  • Employment Ideas for Adults with Autism

This revised and expanded edition contains revisions based on the most current autism research, as well as 14 additional articles including:

  • The Role of Genetics and Environmental Factors in Causing Autism
  • Understanding the Mind of a Nonverbal Person with Autism
  • Finding Mentors and Appropriate Colleges
  • And many more!

  

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Review: The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's

User Review  - Justin Tapp - Goodreads

The Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's. I recommend reading either Grandin's autobiography or other biographies (my review) before starting this ... Read full review

Review: The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

User Review  - Brian Walker - Goodreads

Great intro to ASD with magazine article length chapters. Read full review

Contents

Afterword
315
Back Matter
325
Back Cover
349
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About the author (2011)

As a child, Temple Grandin could not speak. Her silent existence was broken only by rhythmic rocking and occasional fits of screaming and thrashing. Temple's many caregivers eventually helped her contradict her doctors' pessimistic predictions and go on to become one of the autism community's most beloved success stories. Temple Grandin, PhD, is a popular international lecturer on autism and the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation, Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Animals Make Us Human, and The Way I See It. One of the world's leading experts in livestock facility design, over half of the cattle in North America are handled in facilities designed by her. She credits her visual thinking and her systemizing mind, both characteristics of autism, for her ability to be "the woman who thinks like a cow." Now the subject of the acclaimed 2010 HBO movie based on her life, and recently named a "hero" of 2010 in Time magazine's list of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Temple continues to be an inspiration and role model to millions.

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