The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

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by Temple Grandin
     
 

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Dr. Temple Grandins voice of experience is back to give parents and teachers specific, practical advice on helping young people on the autism spectrum. This collection of articles, written from 2000-present as an exclusive column in the national award-winning magazine, Autism Aspergers Digest, offers Temples invaluable personal and professional insights, from

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Dr. Temple Grandins voice of experience is back to give parents and teachers specific, practical advice on helping young people on the autism spectrum. This collection of articles, written from 2000-present as an exclusive column in the national award-winning magazine, Autism Aspergers Digest, offers Temples invaluable personal and professional insights, from inside the world of autism, about autism. Temple voices her views on a wide variety of topics ranging from the nonverbal child to social functioning, early intervention to adult issues. The articles have been updated and Temple has added fresh commentary on the topics.

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If autism had a rock star, it would be Grandin. Diagnosed with autism when little was known about the condition, Grandin went on to earn a Ph.D., become an expert on the humane treatment of livestock, and write prominent autobiographical works on autism (e.g., Thinking in Pictures). This collection of articles from Autism Asperger's Digest that draw heavily from her own life provides snippets of her views on the condition. The columns are organized by theme, each with a new introductory section written by Grandin. Notable sections include labels and diagnoses, education (especially harnessing a child's special talent), and the social world of autism. She distinguishes nicely traits from autism vs. those that are unacceptable from any child. While the book has a great deal to offer, it suffers from repetition across chapters. These articles do not present information in an in-depth manner, but they provide a nice overview from a prominent member of the autism community. A book like this might be more accessible to readers than some of the meatier volumes on autism. Recommended for public libraries.
—Corey Seeman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932565720
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
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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Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
gezza More than 1 year ago
As a father of a child with ASD/AS, it would be inevitable that I would find this book useful - and I did. I have read her two most famous books - Thinking in Pictures and Emergence, which I rated high, and which complemented each other, telling us the Temple Grandin story. This book isn't like that - it is essentially a re-edited compilation of articles that she wrote over 8 years for a leading ASD/AS magazine. This format slightly takes the publishing sheen off the book - there is some repetition (which would not have been evident in the individual articles), and the organization of the articles are commendable, but not perfect. Having said this, there is a LOT of good stuff in the book, of a practical, common sense nature - particularly for parents with young children. This is not a book for adults with ASD/AS (there are only a few pages devoted to college/workforce aged people). I certainly would recommend this book to parents with young children in the spectrum.
Thankful12 More than 1 year ago
Being a teacher for 5 autistic children I have found Dr. Grandin's book to be a godsend. Getting a first hand perspective from inside the world of autism has been invaluable!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a child with high functioning autism and Temple Grandin's book provided his point of view. My husband and I have often said we wish we could spend a day in my son's world to understand how he feels. We feel this book was as close as we will ever get! After reading this book i watched her TedTalk on youtube which was great. TEMPLE IS MY HERO!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK!!! A MUST GET!! Locke
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent and informative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has so much insight in this disease for parents, grandparents and even the child. Easy to read and understand even the technical portions of the book. Chapters are titled to make it easy to refer to individual subjects. It gives hope to everyone involved with Autism.
C-vegas434 More than 1 year ago
This book is a compilation of articles and excerpts written by Temple Grandin about her own experiences with Autism, as well as her insight into helping young children and adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Even though this book contains no new works from Grandin, it is a very well organized summation of her writings, speeches, and interviews throughout the years, categorized into an easy quick reference format. Chapter 2 is titled "Teaching and Education" and is full of useful information for teachers who have children in their classroom with ASD. Grandin goes into great detail discussing the importance of developing a child's talent. She says that educators can identify a child's particular talent or ability and connect other academic and social skills with that child's particular interest or talent. Other passages in this book relate to motivating children with ASD, and even how video games and other obsessions can be a tool for learning. This book is full of practical information and techniques teachers can use in their classroom and I would recommend this book to not only families with children on the Autism Spectrum, but to all educators from the elementary level up to the collegiate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a mother with VERY limited time to read. I found this book so helpful in dealing with everyday issues. I like having Dr Grandin's thoughts on a variety of topics, not just one. She is so knowledgeable in her field!
robmeg2002 More than 1 year ago
This is a very informative book and easy to read. As a parent of a child with Autism, I found it very helpful in dealing with a lot of the issues my child experiences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That book is amasing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am listening to the book & finding it fascinating. I can see why a friend of mine who has heard Temple Grandin speak recommended it so highly.
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Love is the cure
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a youtube vhannel called nintendoguy45 saya hi. I have autism as well. Wanna learn mpre vosit my chanmel