The Autistic Brain

Thinking Across the Spectrum

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: Science

Page: 304

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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 and 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 isn’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 “aspies” 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.

The Autistic Brain

Thinking Across the Spectrum

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 160

Offers the latest research and science on autism, including new neuroimaging and genetic research that provide new theories on what causes autism spectrum disorders as well as new ways to treat and diagnose them.

The Autistic Brain

Thinking Across the Spectrum

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 307

Offers the latest research and science on autism, including new neuroimaging and genetic research that provide new theories on what causes autism spectrum disorders as well as new ways to treat and diagnose them.

Education and Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Developing an Integrated Approach

Author: Judith Hebron

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 564

Addressing the gender gap in the understanding of autism, this multi-perspective book explores the educational needs of girls on the autism spectrum from early years to secondary school, in both mainstream and special settings. The collection, comprising insights from autistic women and girls and educational and medical professionals makes recommendations for a collaborative and integrated approach that enables girls on the spectrum to reach their full potential. By establishing close collaborations between girls on the spectrum, their parents, teachers and specialist professionals, the field can move forwards in terms of providing understanding and an appropriate educational framework for success.

A Parents' ABC of the Autism Spectrum

Author: Stephen Heydt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 419

Covering everything from Anxiety to Fragile-X Syndrome, Stephen Heydt provides an alphabetical categorisation of the possible issues a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may encounter. Written by an experienced clinical psychologist, this book offers information for parents whose children have been diagnosed with ASD, and is presented in an easy-to-use A to Z format. In a return to core understandings of ASD, the author translates difficult behavioural issues into practical information and strategies. Designed for parents and carers in a methodical order, A Parent's ABC of the Autism Spectrum will help explain the challenges of living with childhood ASD.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 893

Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Social Work

Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society

Author: Cynthia Bisman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 311

This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new conceptualizations, definitions, and explanations for social work practice and principles in the areas of assessment, relationships, communication, best practices, intervention, and differential use of self. Case studies fully discuss and illustrate the use of these approaches with real clients and provide a lens inclusive of geography and culture to promote social justice and human well-being, whether within one's own nation or across national borders. Recognizing that targeted practice with individuals is the key to successful outcomes, this textbook equips today's practitioners with the values, skills, and knowledge necessary for social work practice in a globalized world.

Thinking in Pictures

And Other Reports from My Life with Autism

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 405

Celebrated for her unique empathy with animals, the subject of Oliver Sacks's An Anthropologist on Mars describes her life with autism and how she has used her strong visual sensibility to cope with it. Reprint.

Autism and Girls

World-Renowned Experts Join Those with Autism Syndrome to Resolve Issues That Girls and Women Face Every Day! New Updated and Revised Edition

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 600

Autism and Girls, a new revised and updated edition of the bestselling book, Asperger's and Girls. This groundbreaking book describes the unique challenges of women and girls with Autism Syndrome Disorder. In it, you'll read candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them. You'll also hear experts discuss whether "ASD girls" are slipping under the radar, undiagnosed, practical solutions schools can implement for girls; social tips for teenage girls, navigating puberty, the transition to work or university, and the importance of and strategies for careers. Winner of the Gold Award, ForeWord Book of the Year