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

by Temple Grandin

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ISBN-13: 9781935274582
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Series: The Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 339
Sales rank: 1,149,420
File size: 9 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Emily Gerson Saines Foreword to the First Edition by Dr. Ruth Sullivan 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 Finding a Child's Area of Strength Teaching How to Generalize The Importance of Developing Talent Teaching People with Autism/Asperger’s to be More Flexible Teaching Concepts to Children with Autism Bottom-Up Thinking and Learning Rules Motivating Students Getting Kids Turned on to Reading Turning Video Game Obsession into Learning Service Dogs and Autism The Importance of Practical Problem-Solving Skills Learning to Do Assignments Other People Will Appreciate Learning Never Stops 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 Understanding the Mind of a Nonverbal Person with Autism 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 Innovative Methods for Handling Hitting, Biting, and Kicking My Experience with Teasing and Bullying Rudeness is Inexcusable The Need to Be Perfect 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 Hidden Medical Problems Can Cause Behavior Problems Evaluating Treatments Medication Usages: Risk versus Benefit Decisions My Treatment for Ringing in the Ears 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 The Role of Genetics and Environmental Factors in Causing 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 Finding Mentors and Appropriate Colleges Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 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 My Sense of Self-Identity Afterword by Veronica Zysk Bibliography

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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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Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 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!
SqueakyChu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a good book! This is a collection of essays, well organized into relevant chapters that present Temple Grandin¿s way of viewing individuals along the autism spectrum. She herself is autistic so, in this volume, she explores autism and Asperger¿s syndrome from the inside out. Her book can be used in many ways. It can be read cover to cover, as I did, to get as much information out of it as I could. It certainly is useful as a parental resource to be referred to chapter by chapter, depending on the information needed at the time. In addition, it would be effective comfort to anyone on the autistic spectrum as an aid to begin to view oneself by his ability rather than the disability that others assume him to have.This book may seem a tiny bit repetitive, but that¿s only because this is not a straight non-fiction book but rather many Temple Grandin articles which had previously be published elsewhere. What I liked most about this book was the advice that Grandin gave to parents, mentors, and teachers. Much of that advice could be useful advice for dealing with any child who is ¿different¿ from those to whom she refers as ¿neurotypical¿. Down to earth and practical, this is a must read for anyone who wishes to learn more about autism spectrum disorders in general or simply learn how an autistic individual sees the world.
mandochild on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At first I thought I'd made a mistake. I was looking for and expecting a more personal account of life on the autistic spectrum. However, this "how to" manual covers so much ground so effectively and accessibly that I answered all my questions and discovered questions I hadn't thought to ask. Temple is particularly effective in discussing the neurological aspects of autism; I had never thought to be interested in neurology but I am now. I had a sneaky feeling before I started the book that autism / Asberger's has a connection with "high sensitivity". I'm now convinced of it. I like the straightforward approach that clearly differentiates fact from opinion and which provides an interesting question about the nature of intelligence. To what extent do our brains have to make a trade-off between technical and emotional connectedness? I may not have understood correctly, but it seems that there are a series of continuums or aspects of brain functioning that come into play in the way white matter makes connections between the grey matter centres of the brain. If we tick enough boxes or if we tick a few at the more "severe" end, we get a label. Otherwise, we don't. Temple doesn't see a clear distinction: autistic / non-autistic, and, from my understanding of this book, I no longer do either. This is a fascinating insight into what makes us who we are.
dickmanikowski on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A collection of short pieces written for magazines and journals. The author explores various facets of autism spectrum disorders. Her topics include practical advice and scientific research.
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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