The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening The Heart And Mind Of A Child Threatened With Autism

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Da Capo Press, Nov 6, 2008 - Psychology - 256 pages
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This enthralling memoir is the day-by-day story of how one little boy was saved from a path leading to autistic isolation. It is also a first-hand account of the new model of research and treatment pioneered by Stanley Greenspan, M.D. that makes this recovery possible for others. Walker, whom pediatricians worried would never walk, talk, or perhaps even hear or see, was lucky enough to be born to a family who would not accept defeat. Pat Stacey reveals the darkest fears, struggles, exhaustion, tiny victories, and eventual joys her family faced as they gradually brought Walker into full contact with the world.
 

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Contents

Sirens
3
Youll Have to Wait
13
Grasping
19
Part 2
25
Whats in a Face
27
The World Is Too Much
35
Reciprocity
44
The Brain Doesnt Wait
51
The Specter of Loss
182
Ways to Make a Salad
186
The Ladder
194
To Paradise Pond
199
Exotic PoisonsUnusual Connections
205
Through Another Door in the Wall
208
Part 5
219
Imagining the World
221

The Game
58
The Body Is a Map
67
Part 3
81
The Questions That Haunted Us
83
New Clues
93
A Walk Around the Driveway
102
The Epidemic
108
Part 4
121
Through a Door in the Wall
123
A Challenge a Gamea Vocation a Sentence
133
Begin with Desire
144
Tyranny of Attention
150
Partly Heard Song
163
169Words
169
A Close Call
227
Companions
238
A Searchlight
240
The Senses Revisited
244
Part 6
261
I Have a Probem
263
Epiphany
270
What Wrecks This World
275
A Car Turning Off the Road
281
Eyes of a Stranger
285
The Fate of Babies and Pirates
289
Epilogue
297
About the Author
300
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Page xi - As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves.

About the author (2008)

Patricia Stacey, a writer, college teacher, and former staff member of the Atlantic Monthly, lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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