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Product Details

  • Paperback: 438 pages
  • Publisher: Backinprint.com (February 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059509239X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595092390
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #611,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

"Readers will share the author's feelings of bewildered awe as they meet the 'extraordinary people' and the families who help these phenomenally gifted, but otherwise cruelly deprived, savants," reported PW. Author tour.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Dr. Darold Treffert has studied Savant Syndrome as a psychiatrist for over 35 years and is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on this extraordinary condition. His work has had wide distribution in a variety of media. He was a consultant to the movie Rain Man.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on January 19, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book seems well-written and discusses a fascinating topic, however I'm puzzled that (at least at a cursory review) it seems identical to the 1989 edition save for the additional chapter on the movie Rain Man. Have there really been no further advances in understanding savant syndrome in the last seventeen years?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Culverhouse on May 10, 2010
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What should have been a difficult book to get through turned out to be a sheer delight. Dr. Darold Treffert has managed translate his 30 years of scientific research into a moving and awe inspiring tale. Thoughout the book he rather articulately describes the scientific reasons for Savant Syndrome. He also paints portrait after portrait of men and women with whom he has personally met that have this syndrome.
This book was one of the choices for required reading in my english class and I am so glad I selected it. If you are interested in the mind or brain at all you will love this book. It peaked my interested and has given me an appitite for more of the same.Extraordinary People : Understanding Savant Syndrome
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. McAndrew on May 7, 2004
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Very well written!!
I recommend this to anyone who wants to understand the complexities of savant behavior and autism. Treffert is one of the great writers and speakers on this topic. :)
Jeffrey McAndrew
author of "Our Brown-Eyed Boy"
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By Ien B. on February 13, 2014
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I read the whole book in one evening it is fascinating to read about peole with fenomenal posibilities and about their lives !
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