- Paperback: 438 pages
- Publisher: Backinprint.com (February 14, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 059509239X
- ISBN-13: 978-0595092390
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.5 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: #364,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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.
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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
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. :)
author of "Our Brown-Eyed Boy"
Savant syndrome. Dr Darold Treffert gives you the discovery and journey of extra ordinary people with unique abilities.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read the whole book in one evening it is fascinating to read about peole with fenomenal posibilities and about their lives !Published on February 13, 2014 by Ien B.