The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum Illustrated Edition, Kindle Edition
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From Publishers Weekly
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: #57,626 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Temple Grandin eloquently and honestly conveys what it feels like to experience the world as an autistic person while simultaneously exploring the scientific side of Autism and interpreting the results of decades of research as only she can. Her vivid examples and comparisons make understanding the day to day challenges of life with ASD much easier.
We all fit into one or more of the types of thinking and learning described in this book, not just those with ASD. Understanding and learning to tap into the strengths of each can be invaluable when assembling collaborative teams. It can also help us all to be more open to embracing differences instead of ridiculing or dismissing them.
By including references and links to other books and scholarly articles on the subject of Autism (some written by other autistic individuals), Temple Grandin provides a clear path to further understanding this often misunderstood neurological disorder.
Excellent read that I will visit again and again.
We all have strengths and weaknesses that need to be explored plus the sides of each of us that need some assistance. In my time, schools had money for enrichment classes. Ex. I took chemistry in the fifth grade, and studied in depth about Pompeii in the fourth. Now, it is left to parents to fill those gaps. Classes on social expectations such as how to have a conversation, etc. would be excellent for high-functioning Aspergers , and I think the others as well. Then all would know our social cues together just like we must learn math, science, history, etc. A lot of our society now focuses on weaknesses, instead of our individual gifts. Bullies seem to be rewarded and continue their rein even into adulthood and the workplace. People are judged on whether they have the perfect body and perceived flaws are magnified. Acceptance of each all our gifts and those around us is key. If we were all the same then our society would not evolve. Thank goodness for people like Temple.