A Mind Apart

A Mind Apart

Understanding Children With Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Book - 2004
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Why would a child refuse to talk about anything but wasp wings-or the color of subway train doors? What does it mean when a nine-year-old asks questions about death hundreds of times a day? And how can parents build a close relationship with a little girl who hates to be touched? In this compassionate book, leading autism authority Dr. Peter Szatmari shows that children with autism spectrum disorders act the way they do because they think in vastly different ways than other people. Dr. Szatmari shares the compelling stories of children he has treated who hear everyday conversation like a foreign language or experience hugs like the clamp of a vise. Understanding this unusual inner world-and appreciating the unique strengths that thinking differently can bestow-will help parents relate to their children more meaningfully, and make the "outer world" a less scary place.
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781572305441
1572305444
Branch Call Number: 618.928588 Sza 355801 1
Characteristics: xiv, 210 p
Additional Contributors: Autism Ontario Huron-Perth

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John F Murray
Apr 11, 2011

I think this book is worthy of a five star rating. It gives one a really good understanding of the whole Autism Spectrum disorders and it would be great if it were available to all teachers

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