The Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

The Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

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by Temple Grandin
     
 

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In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research. These are just some of the

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In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research. These are just some of the specific topics Temple delves into:

  • How and Why People with Autism Think Differently
  • Economical Early Intervention Programs that Work
  • How Sensory Sensitivities Affect Learning
  • Behaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad Behaviors
  • Teaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable World
  • Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
  • Employment Ideas for Adults with Autism

This revised and expanded edition contains revisions based on the most current autism research, as well as 14 additional articles including:

  • The Role of Genetics and Environmental Factors in Causing Autism
  • Understanding the Mind of a Nonverbal Person with Autism
  • Finding Mentors and Appropriate Colleges
  • And many more!

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From the Publisher
"This book is insightful, helpful, and hopeful—just like the woman who wrote it!  It is a 'how-to' guide that I am confident will leave any reader feeling both informed and inspired.” —Emily Gerson Saines, Executive Producer of the Emmy award-winning HBO movie Temple Grandin

“Every school, large or small, with the responsibility of educating children with autism or Asperger’s needs the guidance this book offers. . . . every parent will find within these pages golden nuggets of advice, encouragement, and hope to fuel their day-to-day journey through their child’s autism. . . . The wisdom she offers through this book and its personal reflections on autism will, I’m sure, ring true for many more decades to come.” —Ruth Christ Sullivan, first elected president of the Autism Society of America

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935274216
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition, Expanded
Pages:
339
Sales rank:
103,455
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1170L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

As a child, Temple Grandin could not speak. Her silent existence was broken only by rhythmic rocking and occasional fits of screaming and thrashing. Temple’s many caregivers eventually helped her contradict her doctors’ pessimistic predictions and go on to become one of the autism community’s most beloved success stories. Temple Grandin, PhD, is a popular international lecturer on autism and the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation, Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Animals Make Us Human, and The Way I See It. One of the world’s leading experts in livestock facility design, over half of the cattle in North America are handled in facilities designed by her. She credits her visual thinking and her systemizing mind, both characteristics of autism, for her ability to be “the woman who thinks like a cow.” Now the subject of the acclaimed 2010 HBO movie based on her life, and recently named a "hero" of 2010 in Time magazine's list of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Temple continues to be an inspiration and role model to millions.

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