Synopses & Reviews
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!
"If autism had a rock star, it would be Grandin....[A] nice overview from a prominent member of the autism community." Library Journal
Dr. Temple Grandin's voice of experience is back to give parents and teachers specific, practical advice on helping young people on the autism spectrum. This collection of articles, written from 2000-present as an exclusive column in the national award-winning magazine, Autism Asperger's Digest, offers Temple's invaluable personal and professional insights, from inside the world of autism, about autism. Temple voices her views on a wide variety of topics ranging from the nonverbal child to social functioning, early intervention to adult issues. The articles have been updated and Temple has added fresh commentary on the topics.
About the Author
As a child, Temple Grandin could not speak. Her silent existence was broken only by rhythmic rocking and occasional fits of screaming and thrashing. Diagnosed with autism, Temple's many caregivers eventually helped her contradict her doctors' morbid predictions and go on to become one of the autism community's most beloved success stories. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a popular international lecturer on autism and the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation, and Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships. One of the world's leading experts in livestock facility design, over half of the cattle in North America are handled in facilities designed by her. She credits her visual thinking and her systemizing mind, both characteristics of autism, for her ability to be "the woman who thinks like a cow." Temple continues to be an inspiration and role model to millions.
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 \n