Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism

Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism

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by Temple Grandin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0679772898

ISBN-13: 9780679772897

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism—because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

In this unprecedented book,

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Overview

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism—because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679772897
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword11
Ch. 1Thinking in Pictures : Autism and Visual Thought19
Ch. 2The Great Continuum : Diagnosing Autism43
Ch. 3The Squeeze Machine : Sensory Problems in Autism62
Ch. 4Learning Empathy : Emotion and Autism82
Ch. 5The Ways of the World : Developing Autistic Talent96
Ch. 6Believer in Biochemistry : Medications and New Treatments111
Ch. 7Dating Data : Autism and Relationships131
Ch. 8A Cow's Eye View : Connecting with Animals142
Ch. 9Artists and Accountants : An Understanding of Animal Thought157
Ch. 10Einstein's Second Cousin : The Link Between Autism and Genius174
Ch. 11Stairway to Heaven : Religion and Belief189
References and Selected Readings207
Resource List221

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