The Boy Who Loved Windows

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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...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738209661
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 603,401
  • Product dimensions: 0.71 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Part 1
Sirens 3
You'll Have to Wait 13
Grasping 19
Part 2
What's in a Face 27
The World Is Too Much 35
Reciprocity 44
The Brain Doesn't Wait 51
The Game 58
The Body Is a Map 67
Part 3
The Questions That Haunted Us 83
New Clues 93
A Walk Around the Driveway 102
The Epidemic 108
Part 4
Through a Door in the Wall 123
A Challenge, a Game, a Vocation, a Sentence 133
Begin with Desire 144
Tyranny of Attention 150
Partly Heard Song 163
Words 169
The Specter of Loss 182
Ways to Make a Salad 186
The Ladder 194
To Paradise Pond 199
Exotic Poisons, Unusual Connections 205
Through Another Door in the Wall 208
Part 5
Imagining the World 221
A Close Call 227
Companions 238
A Searchlight 240
The Senses Revisited 244
Part 6
I Have a Prob'em 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2011

    Recommended

    Speedy delivery! Advertised as "very good" but with a little "schmutz" on the front cover. Front cover slightly bent but otherwise you couldn't tell that this book was used.

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  • Posted September 24, 2010

    Everyone Should Enjoy Walkers Life

    From the first chapter of this heart-moving novel it's easy to feel the sincerity in a mother's voice. Patricia a mother of two finds herself living with the fear of her autistic son never loving her. Threw out this novel Patricia let's the reader into her life and how to overcome uncontrollable challenges. The detail in every changing moment in Walkers life helps on the emotional rollercoaster. The only dislike within this story is not getting the full understanding of the way her husband handled and took the situation. This is an incredible read for all types of people because no matter whom you are. This story helps all readers appreciate what they have but open their eyes to the world around them. As much as it's hard to hear about another family's struggles this story instead of bringing your sprits down it helps give you hope about families to come or your own family. My Brother Dustin by Alden R. Carter is another book talking about kids with disabilities that I would recommend to others after reading this story. After holding my breath, hoping for the best for this incredible mother and son and hearing their amazing story I would give this book 5 out of 5 starts and think everyone should read this inspiring book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2008

    WONDERFUL BOOK!!!

    This book was great! If you know anyone who has autism or have a child with it. This book will help you understand SO MUCH about AUTISM and Sensory Integration Disorder. I found this book easy to read and very informative!! Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2006

    A great book

    A aswome book.My son was diagnose with Autism at age 3he is now 5 and has come along way.This book has help me alot to understand a little more about his world. Thank you Stacy ( and other authors)for writting this kind of books.

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