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I thought this book is excellent. It gives much helpful guidance on how people ...
on March 23, 2015
I thought this book is excellent. It gives much helpful guidance on how people with mild autism can develop capabilities to more successfully interact and communicate with others in society. It is arranged in a way that makes learning and understanding these capabilities easy. It has significant input from people who have autism. This makes the utility of information given very credible.
I had two issues with the book.
First it could have used a glossary. Terms and acronyms were sometimes used that were not defined in provided dictionaries, and it was hard to find definitions for some of these, for example "ABA" (Which I finally discovered stands for Applied Behavioral Analysis.), and "stimming" or "stim" (Which is the repetition of physical movements, sounds, or repetitive movement of objects common in individuals with autistic spectrum disorders. Ref: Wikipedia).
Second, Amazon offered a 2005 addition that I could read on my iPhone. Shortly after buying it, though, I was disappointed to discover that another substantially newer edition (2011) was available at another site that I could have also read on my IPhone.