The Life and Message of the Real Rain Man: The Journey of a Mega-Savant

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National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing, 2007 - Education - 161 pages
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This is a heart-warming, awe-inspiring story of Kim Peek, the mega-savant who was the inspiration for the movie, Rain Man, and his father, Fran, who is an unparalleled role model for every parent. Learn about Kim's unique brain structure, reclusive early childhood, remarkable transformation, prodigious-savant memory abilities in 15 subject areas, and vast impact on the education adult disability community, "golden rule" message, and symbiotic relationship with his father. This book will help you better understand the wonder of Kim and his amazing abilities as a prodigious intellectual memory savant who has read and memorized over 12,000 books! It will also indelibly imprint on your mind and heart the power of unconditional parental love.
 

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Contents

A Very Unusual Childhood
1
A OneofaKind Brain Possibly
13
The Public Journey Begins
33
The Genesis of Ram Man
43
A Formal Debut
67
Spreading the Message
77
Advocacy and Advice
95
Labels Are for Jars
105
Sharing the Same Shadow
123
Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
141
References
149
Resources on Character Education
157
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