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

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

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Overview

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
And many more!

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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Editorial Reviews

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"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

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Meet the Author

Temple Grandin

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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Table of Contents

Foreword
 
For Readers New to Autism
 
Tony & Temple: Face to Face
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Diagnosis and Early Intervention
Do Not Get Hung Up on Labels
Economical Quality Programs for Young Children with ASD
Different Types of Thinking in Autism
Higher Expectations Yield Results
 
Chapter 2: Teaching and Education
Autism the Way I See It
The Importance of Developing Talent
Teaching People with Autism/Asperger’s to be More Flexible
Teaching Concepts to Children with Autism
Motivating Students
Getting Kids Turned on to Reading
The Importance of Practical Problem-Solving Skills
Turning Video Game Obsession into Learning
 
Chapter 3: Sensory Issues
Visual Processing Problems in Autism
Auditory Problems in Autism
Incorporating Sensory Integration into Your Autism Program
The Effect of Sensory Perceptual Difficulties on Learning Styles
 
Chapter 4: Understanding Nonverbal Autism
You Asked Me!
Tito Lives in a World of Sensory Scrambling
Solving Behavior Problems in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism
Whole-Task Teaching for Individuals with Severe Autism
 
Chapter 5: Behavior Issues
Disability versus Just Bad Behaviors
My Experience with Teasing and Bullying
Rudeness is Inexcusable
Autism & Religion: Teach Goodness
 
Chapter 6: Social Functioning
Insights into Autistic Social Problems
Learning Social Rules
Emotional Differences Among Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s
Healthy Self-Esteem
Four Cornerstones of Social Awareness
 
Chapter 7: Medications and Biomedical Therapy
Alternative versus Conventional Medicine
Evaluating Treatments
Medication Usages: Risk versus Benefit Decisions
 
Chapter 8: Cognition and Brain Research
Lose the Social Skills, Gain Savant Skills?
People on the Spectrum Focus on Details
The Extreme Male Theory of Autism
Detect Babies at Risk for Developing Autism with Head Measurements
Thinking in Details
A Look Inside the Visual-Thinking Brain
Brain Cortex Structure Similar in Brilliant Scientists and Autism
 
Chapter 9: Adult Issues and Employment
Employment Advice: Tips on Getting and Holding a Job
Happy People on the Autism Spectrum
Have Satisfying Jobs or Hobbies
Inside or Outside? The Autism/Asperger’s Culture
Going to College: Tips for People with Autism & Asperger’s
Can My Adolescent Drive a Car?
Wall Street Journal Social Stories
Innovative Thinking Paves the Way for AS Career Success
The Link Between Autism Genetics and Genius
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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  • Posted October 21, 2009

    A must read

    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!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2009

    Excellent Information - all in one place

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2009

    I am a mother of two mildly autistic children that are recovery unbelievably. I recommend this book for any and all. I am actually purchasing it as an end of the year gift for the teachers that help my children. A must read layman's term tool.

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    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Must read if you have autistic children

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    I have autism pdd nos

    Love is the cure

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    100 Stars!!!!!

    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK!!!
    A MUST GET!!

    Locke

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Excellent and informative!

    Excellent and informative.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Must read book about Asperger's

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Great Tips/Insight for Parents of Children with ASD

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Temple granden

    That book is amasing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Fascinating!

    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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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Cannot recommend

    I am unable to review this book since I have not received it. After I ordered it to be sent to my home (the physical book), I learned that somehow it was put into a Nook account. I do not have a Nook account since I do not have a Nook. I managed to cancel this order, I think. I spoke with "Em" at BN, who could not speak good English but who I think understood me when I canceled my order, however, it has yet to be credited to my VISA. What a nightmare. I've been with BN for a very long time. This is the first time I have ever experienced this kind of problem. I still would like to have the book, physically, not electronicly, but I'm afraid to ask. Dealing with BN over the phone is something I shall never depend on again. Sorry! Respectfully, Weesie, Membership #5004404383

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Youtube

    I have a youtube vhannel called nintendoguy45 saya hi. I have autism as well. Wanna learn mpre vosit my chanmel

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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