The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum Illustrated Edition, Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Grandin and Panek explore neuroimaging, genetics, and brain science in this book that looks at what causes autism and how it can be treated and diagnosed. Though coauthored, the narrative is largely told from Grandin's point of view, with many first-person references. This filtering of the prose through Grandin allows narrator Andrea Gallo to read in a more personal manner that represents Grandin's singular voice. Gallo shifts to a more critical tone when she reads sections in which Grandin and Panek offer commentary on current practices related to the treatment of autism. A fascinating listen and a winning performance from Gallo. A Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hardcover. (Apr.) --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

From Booklist

Grandin is the face of autism. Because of her work, the general public is now aware of what was until fairly recently a strange, disturbing, and essentially unknowable condition. In her latest book, Grandin not only discusses her own experiences with autism but also explains the latest technological advances in the study of the disorder, including the genetics of autism. The symptoms that she displayed at a young age—destructive behavior, inability to speak, sensitivity to physical contact, fixation on spinning objects—are now considered classic indicators of the disorder, though she was diagnosed as having brain damage. Things have changed since then, of course. She discusses when autism was first diagnosed (in 1943), but she makes clear from the start that her priority here is to encourage an accurate diagnosis for the disorder and promote improved treatments for sensory problems associated with autism, since difficulty in the latter can often be debilitating. She discusses different ways of thinking and even includes lists of potential jobs for those people among us who think differently. An important and ultimately optimistic work. --June Sawyers --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File Size : 9405 KB
  • Publication Date : April 30, 2013
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 253 pages
  • Publisher : Mariner Books; Illustrated Edition (April 30, 2013)
  • ASIN : B009JWCR56
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Arrived well within the recommended delivery time frame
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for anybody interested in Autism
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