A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

by Peter Szatmari

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A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome by Peter Szatmari


Why would a child refuse to talk about anything but wasp wings-or the color of subway train doors? What does it mean when a nine-year-old asks questions about death hundreds of times a day? And how can parents build a close relationship with a little girl who hates to be touched? In this compassionate book, leading autism authority Dr. Peter Szatmari shows that children with autism spectrum disorders act the way they do because they think in vastly different ways than other people. Dr. Szatmari shares the compelling stories of children he has treated who hear everyday conversation like a foreign language or experience hugs like the clamp of a vise. Understanding this unusual inner world-and appreciating the unique strengths that thinking differently can bestow-will help parents relate to their children more meaningfully, and make the "outer world" a less scary place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593850302
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/11/2004
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Peter Szatmari, MD, has been working with children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders and their families for over 20 years, and has consulted to government agencies in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Vice-Chair of Research, and Head of the Division of Child Psychiatry at McMaster University in Canada.

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