Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
ISBN: 1476776245
EAN13: 9781476776248
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 19, 2016
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 8.27" L x 5.43" W
Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Winner of the Autism Society of America's Dr. Temple Grandin Award for the Outstanding Literary Work in Autism

A groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world's leading experts, who portrays autism as a unique way of being human--this is required reading.Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive (Chicago Tribune).

Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals of autistic symptoms such as difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. Now Dr. Barry M. Prizant offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don't aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual's experience and what underlies the behavior.

A must-read for anyone touched by autism. Dr. Prizant's Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach (Associated Press). Instead of classifying autistic behaviors as signs of pathology, Dr. Prizant sees them as part of a range of strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming. Rather than curb these behaviors, it's better to enhance abilities, build on strengths, and offer supports that will lead to more desirable behavior and a better quality of life.

A remarkable approach to autism.A truly impactful, Read More chevron_right

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