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Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

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In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research. These are just some of the specific topics Temple delves into:

  • How and Why People with Autism Think Differently
  • Economical Early Intervention Programs that Work
  • How Sensory Sensitivities Affect Learning
  • Behaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad Behaviors
  • Teaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable World
  • Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
  • Employment Ideas for Adults with Autism

This revised and expanded edition contains revisions based on the most current autism research, as well as 14 additional articles including:

  • The Role of Genetics and Environmental Factors in Causing Autism
  • Understanding the Mind of a Nonverbal Person with Autism
  • Finding Mentors and Appropriate Colleges
  • And many more!

 

 

Synopsis:

In this revised and expanded edition of the 2008 bestseller, Dr. Temple Grandin, the world's most famous person with autism, reveals the secrets of her success! But this isn't a mushy memoir. Temple gets down to the REAL issues of autism—the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research. Temple delves into: How People with Autism Think, Early Intervention Strategies that Work, Behavior Explanations and Solutions, Alternative Medicine, Employment Ideas, and much more!

About the Author

Temple Grandin earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, went on to become an associate professor at Colorado State University, and wrote two books on autism, including the seminal ""Thinking in Pictures."" One of the most celebrated — and effective — animal advocates on the planet, Grandin revolutionized animal movement systems and spearheaded reform of the quality of life for the world's agricultural animals.

Table of Contents

Foreword
 
For Readers New to Autism
 
Tony and Temple: Face to Face
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Diagnosis and Early Intervention
Do Not Get Hung Up on Labels
Economical Quality Programs for Young Children with ASD
Different Types of Thinking in Autism
Higher Expectations Yield Results
 
Chapter 2: Teaching and Education
Autism the Way I See It
The Importance of Developing Talent
Teaching People with Autism/Asperger’s to be More Flexible
Teaching Concepts to Children with Autism
Motivating Students
Getting Kids Turned on to Reading
The Importance of Practical Problem-Solving Skills
Turning Video Game Obsession into Learning
 
Chapter 3: Sensory Issues
Visual Processing Problems in Autism
Auditory Problems in Autism
Incorporating Sensory Integration into Your Autism Program
The Effect of Sensory Perceptual Difficulties on Learning Styles
 
Chapter 4: Understanding Nonverbal Autism
You Asked Me!
Tito Lives in a World of Sensory Scrambling
Solving Behavior Problems in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism
Whole-Task Teaching for Individuals with Severe Autism
 
Chapter 5: Behavior Issues
Disability versus Just Bad Behaviors
My Experience with Teasing and Bullying
Rudeness is Inexcusable
Autism and Religion: Teach Goodness
 
Chapter 6: Social Functioning
Insights into Autistic Social Problems
Learning Social Rules
Emotional Differences Among Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s
Healthy Self-Esteem
Four Cornerstones of Social Awareness
 
Chapter 7: Medications and Biomedical Therapy
Alternative versus Conventional Medicine
Evaluating Treatments
Medication Usages: Risk versus Benefit Decisions
 
Chapter 8: Cognition and Brain Research
Lose the Social Skills, Gain Savant Skills?
People on the Spectrum Focus on Details
The Extreme Male Theory of Autism
Detect Babies at Risk for Developing Autism with Head Measurements
Thinking in Details
A Look Inside the Visual-Thinking Brain
Brain Cortex Structure Similar in Brilliant Scientists and Autism
 
Chapter 9: Adult Issues and Employment
Employment Advice: Tips on Getting and Holding a Job
Happy People on the Autism Spectrum
Have Satisfying Jobs or Hobbies
Inside or Outside? The Autism/Asperger’s Culture
Going to College: Tips for People with Autism and Asperger’s
Can My Adolescent Drive a Car?
Wall Street Journal Social Stories
Innovative Thinking Paves the Way for AS Career Success
The Link Between Autism Genetics and Genius
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935274216
Subtitle:
A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's
Author:
Grandin, Temple
Author:
Grandin, Temple, Speaker
Publisher:
Future Horizons
Subject:
Psychopathology - Autism
Subject:
Psychology-Autism
Subject:
Temple Grandin
Subject:
Autism
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Expanded
Publication Date:
20110315
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
339
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.00 in

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In this revised and expanded edition of the 2008 bestseller, Dr. Temple Grandin, the world's most famous person with autism, reveals the secrets of her success! But this isn't a mushy memoir. Temple gets down to the REAL issues of autism—the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research. Temple delves into: How People with Autism Think, Early Intervention Strategies that Work, Behavior Explanations and Solutions, Alternative Medicine, Employment Ideas, and much more!
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