There's a Boy in Here: A Mother and Her Son Tell the Story of His Emergence from Autism by Judy Barron, Sean Barron |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
There's a Boy in Here: A Mother and Her Son Tell the Story of His Emergence from Autism

There's a Boy in Here: A Mother and Her Son Tell the Story of His Emergence from Autism

by Judy Barron, Sean Barron
     
 

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Library Journal
This is the compelling and unique story of the Barrons' long and often painful fight to ``reach'' their autistic son and help him live a normal life. Judy Barron narrates most of the story, giving an in-depth account of son Sean's early years, his behavioral problems, and the terrible inadequacies of the medical field in providing care for him. Sean provides an extremely interesting counterpoint to his mother's stories. His explanations for various behaviors (e.g., repeating the same action over and over, which he claims gave him a sense of security) is often different from how his parents interpreted them. This interesting book for the general reader provides insight into the world of the autistic child. Highly recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/91.-- Jennifer Langlois, Missouri Western State Coll. Lib., St. Joseph
School Library Journal
YA-- Autism is generally considered incurable, but Sean Barron and his mother have proven that it can be overcome. This fascinating story tells how the boy, who seemed normal at birth, became increasingly uncontrollable with bouts of repetitive activities and no method of communication. Despite recommendations that he be institutionalized, his parents insisted that he go to public school and, eventually, he was able to change his behavior himself. This story is told in the dual voices of both mother and son. The insights that the young man now has into his behavior and what he remembers from his experiences are riveting. A fast-paced and engrossing book.-- Dorothy Addison, Woodlawn School, Fairfax County, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671761110
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Pages:
256

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