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The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son (Large Print) (Thorndike Basic)

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A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate

When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. And our thinking about it has undergone a transformation in her lifetime: Autism studies have moved from the realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research into causes andand#160;treatments. Now Temple Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism revolution.

Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might explain common symptoms. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are exploring innovative theories of what causes autism and how we can diagnose and best treat it. Grandin also highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the transformative effects we can have by treating autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting, she argues that raising and educating kids on the spectrum isnand#8217;t just a matter of focusing on their weaknesses; in the science that reveals their long-overlooked strengths she shows us new ways to foster their unique contributions.

From the and#8220;aspiesand#8221; in Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the true meaning of the word spectrum. The Autistic Brain is essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field.

Synopsis:

After his son Rowan is diagnosed with autism, Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, takes Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersect. This is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure.

Synopsis:

A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate

Synopsis:

When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected?

THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.

About the Author

TEMPLE GRANDINandnbsp;is one of the worldand#8217;s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She is a professor at Colorado State University and the author of several best-selling books, which have sold more than a million copies. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.

RICHARD PANEKandnbsp;is the prize-winning author of The 4% Universe and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Science Writing.

Table of Contents

and#160;and#160; Prologueand#8195;ii

The Autistic Brain

and#160;and#160; 1. The Meanings of Autismand#8195;3

and#160;and#160; 2. Lighting Up the Autistic Brainand#8195;21

and#160;and#160; 3. Sequencing the Autistic Brainand#8195;50

and#160;and#160; 4. Hiding and Seekingand#8195;69

Rethinking the Autistic Brain

and#160;and#160; 5. Failing on the Spectrumand#8195;101

and#160;and#160; 6. Knowing Your Own Strengthsand#8195;117

and#160;and#160; 7. Rethinking in Picturesand#8195;134

and#160;and#160; 8. From the Margins to the Mainstreamand#8195;171

and#160;and#160; Appendixand#8195;07

and#160;and#160; Notesand#8195;17

and#160;and#160; Acknowledgmentsand#8195;29

and#160;and#160; Indexand#8195;31

Product Details

ISBN:
9781410415899
Subtitle:
Thinking Across the Spectrum
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
Isaacson, Rupert
Author:
Grandin, Temple
Author:
Panek, Richard
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Horses
Subject:
Psychopathology - Autism
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Basic
Publication Date:
20130430
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 b/w photos and illustrations; through
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.95 lb

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"Synopsis" by , After his son Rowan is diagnosed with autism, Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, takes Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersect. This is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure.
"Synopsis" by , A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate
"Synopsis" by , When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected?

THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.

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