The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
  • The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
  • The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
ISBN: 0547636458
EAN13: 9780547636450
Language: English
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 9" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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[headline] Goodreads Choice Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
The right brain has created the right book for right now. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism.
Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show which anomalies might explain common symptoms. Most excitingly, she argues that raising and educating kids on the autism spectrum must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions. The Autistic Brain brings Grandin s singular perspective into the heart of the autism revolution.
[Grandin s] most insightful work to date . . . The Autistic Brain is something anyone could benefit from reading, and I recommend it to anyone with a personal or professional connection to autism or neurological difference. John Elder Robison, author of Look Me in the Eye
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5
   Perfect book for anyone who has ASD, family, caregiver, teacher/ etc
Temple calls itself the "Temple of Love." Since I saw the movie, I have become a huge fan. Before I had a child of my own, I started to read more of her books about autism. She is an inspiration to parents and teachers alike. This book is a must have for anyone who has ASD, is a caregiver, teacher, parent, or has contact with anyone with ASD. Throughout the book, Temple covers everything from the neurological basis, to behaviors, to research, as well as explains the findings and findings at a level that everyone can understand. You can truly understand what is going on inside of the brain and why, Dr. Goin added. Thanks for everything!
 
5
   Informative and interesting!
Very informative and interesting book. Rather technical, but that was what I wanted, Mr. Dhaliwal said. Temple Grandin is awesome. See the trailer for the movie "Temple Grandin."
 
3
   Same book with variation in extended title
Amazon's $9.99 offer for the book with different covers drew a quick response from librarians. The 3 star review is my frustration at what I thought were two different books that I thought had different content. I haven't read the book but I've seen the movie. It's just that I'm being distracted by different covers and extended titles. It's hard not getting lost in the Amazon rabbit hole. Aside from that, I'm not sure how good they are.
 
4
   Amazung insight
One quibble I have with the book is how easily Grandin dismisses the behavioral challenges of autism. It is not truly easy to learn to behave, Raymond said. But she had a mother who could display the behavior she wanted to emulate. Simply put, for far too many, the notion of a bullet being twice the size of a pickup truck is simply not the case.
 
5
   Gaining insight
I'm learning so much about some of the behaviors and mannerisms that a few people that are close to me have.
 
5
   I am still reading this book. My Grandson was ...
Yes, I am still reading the book. Grandson was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and has been living with his family ever since. The book helps one to understand the brain of an autistic person. I find it fascinating, said Dr. Chester Floyd, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
5
   Thank You Dr.Temple Grandin
What I learned about Dr. Temple Grandin and how I wish I had the honor to meet her one day we will all be friends, Michael wrote.
 
5
   If you want to understand ASD better, I recommend you read this book.
I would like to see more people with the knowledge that this book was written by a Jew. Her insightful clear understanding of the types of and the way autistic people proscess information should be a must read for every psychiatrist-psychologist thinker out there. This book would be helpful to anyone with or without ASD in better understanding and I recommend it to anyone trying to help their loved ones understand what's really going on in the non-neurotypical brain.
 
5
   Intriguing
I found this book, "The Long Road Ahead," particularly intriguing. Lots of interesting scientific-based analysis and multiple anecdotal examples of life with autism.
 
5
   First class account of life on the spectrum
I've had the honor of meeting her at a book signing in my city recently.
 
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