A Different Kind of Boy / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $5.40
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 78%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $5.40   
  • New (4) from $18.00   
  • Used (10) from $5.40   

Overview

"A little nine-year-old boy looks down at the gymnasium floor. The room is filled with children who like and respect him, but he has no real friends. He can barely name anyone in his class, and has trouble with the simplest things - recognizing people, pretending, and knowing when people are happy or angry or sad. Much of his life has been filled with anxiety. He is out of step with the world, which to him is mostly a whirlwind that must be actively decoded and put into order. And yet he was one of only seven fourth graders in the United States to ace the National Math Olympiad. In fifth grade he finished second in a national math talent search." That boy is autistic. He is also loving, brilliant and resilient. In this book, his father writes about the joys, fears, frustration, exhilaration, and exhaustion involved in raising his son. He writes about the impact on his family, the travails of navigating the educational system, and the lessons he has learned about life, what it means to connect with other people, and how one builds a life that suits oneself. And, oh, yes, math. Lots about math.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843107156
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/12/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

1. A Fair-Haired Boy. 2. 'You're a Father Now, Damn it!' 3. The Wild Goose Chase. 4. A Different Sort of Boy. 5. Daycare. 6. An Addition to the Family. 7. Doors Opened and Closed. 8. 'You Want To Do It!' 9. Taking Turns. 10. 'I Know, Mom, I Know' 11. My Parents. 12. A Team. 13. Off the Charts. 14. The Evaluation. 15. 'My Son, the Doctor' 16. 'Believe Me, They'd Have a Schedule!' 17. An Integrated Classroom. 18. Crazy, Incomprehensible Rules. 19. Exhausted. 20. On the Town. 21. 'That's Just Backwards Multiplication!' 22. Frame of Reference. 23. Spreadable Fruit. 24. Diabetes. 25. Off to School. 26. Such A Bright Boy. 27. Mathematical Marvel. 28. Simon. 29. Careers. 30. 'Daddy, Look What I Can Do!' 31. 'Don't Mourn For Us.' 32. Moving to D.C. 33. New Kid on the Block. 34. Such Sensitive Children. 35. A Blessing. 36. Stamping Out Ambiguity. 37. Going Hazy. 38. Learning to Cope. 39. Black History Month. 40. Mr Hustle. 41. Front Page News. 42. Life. 43. Mathematical Marvel. 44. Connections Gained and Lost. 45. Graduation. 46. Becoming Self-Aware. Epilogue.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2003

    An approachable guide to dealing with autistic people

    The book gives unique insight into the real world of the autistic child and the support mechanisms, not just for the child (which is the subject of a lot of work), but for the family itself which is trying to support the child. Familes of autistic children should directly profit. Those who didn't know about autism can gain new insight into some people they probably know. This author is uniquely qualified to write on this subject, because he represents the intersection of the following sets -- he has an autistic child, is highly intelligent in his own right, is able to understand the feelings of others despite his own intelligence, has a Ph.D., and whose writing doesn't sound like a Ph.D. thesis.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)