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The Resource A mind apart : understanding children with autism and Asperger syndrome, by Peter Szatmari

A mind apart : understanding children with autism and Asperger syndrome, by Peter Szatmari

Label
A mind apart : understanding children with autism and Asperger syndrome
Title
A mind apart
Title remainder
understanding children with autism and Asperger syndrome
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Szatmari
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dr. Szatmari shares the stories of over a dozen children and families with whom he has worked. He reveals that people with autism and AS live in a world without metaphors; a visual landscape, built of images, not language. It's a place where friendly small talk may sound like a foreign tongue, where tree branches are more intriguing than people, where hairbrush bristles can feel like nails on the scalp or a hug like the clamp of a vise. Drawing on decades of influential research and clinical experience, Dr. Szatmari combines "big picture" information - the nuances of diagnosis, what is known about possible causes, and what the future holds for children with these disorders - with finely wrought observations that let you see the world through your child's eyes." "Of crucial importance, Dr. Szatmari also illustrates ways parents can "break through" to help kids start to navigate the wider world. An intense interest in the patterns on wasp wings may be mystifying, but such visual perceptiveness also can be channeled into artwork of math. A child fixated on death may be less afraid of loss than of change in general - a common form of anxiety that parents can help soothe. Hating to be touched doesn't mean your child doesn't feel affection, but that he is physically hypersensitive - and you can find other ways to encourage closeness and offer comfort."--BOOK JACKET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szatmari, Peter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autism in children
  • Autistic children
  • Developmental disabilities
Label
A mind apart : understanding children with autism and Asperger syndrome, by Peter Szatmari
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Sharon: Seeing Other Minds Darkly
  • 5.
  • William: A World without Metaphor
  • 7.
  • Teddy: Incongruous Time, Incongruous Development
  • 8.
  • Sally, Ann, and Danny: Accepting the Enigma, Moving Beyond the Cause
  • 9.
  • Trevor: Mobiles and "Miracles"
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Ernest: The View from the Bridge
  • 11.
  • Frankie: Learning and Forgetting at School
  • 12.
  • Sophie: Acceptance without Resignation
  • Stephen: The Eccentric Entomologist
  • 2.
  • Heather: A World That Revolves around a Different Axis
  • 3.
  • Justin: Listening to the Architecture of the World
  • 4.
  • Zachary: An Obsession with Death
  • Stephen: the eccentric entomologist -- Heather: a world that revolves around a different axis -- Justin: listening to the architecture of the world -- Zachary: an obsession with death -- Sharon: seeing other minds darkly -- William: a world without metaphor -- Teddy: asynchronous time, asynchronous development -- Sally, Ann, and Danny: accepting the enigma, moving beyond the cause -- Trevor: mobiles and "miracles" -- Ernest: the view from the bridge -- Frankie: learning and forgetting at school -- Sophie: acceptance without resignation
Control code
8149883
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 210 p.
Isbn
9781572305441
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003026345
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2003026345
  • (DLC) 2003026345
Label
A mind apart : understanding children with autism and Asperger syndrome, by Peter Szatmari
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Sharon: Seeing Other Minds Darkly
  • 5.
  • William: A World without Metaphor
  • 7.
  • Teddy: Incongruous Time, Incongruous Development
  • 8.
  • Sally, Ann, and Danny: Accepting the Enigma, Moving Beyond the Cause
  • 9.
  • Trevor: Mobiles and "Miracles"
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Ernest: The View from the Bridge
  • 11.
  • Frankie: Learning and Forgetting at School
  • 12.
  • Sophie: Acceptance without Resignation
  • Stephen: The Eccentric Entomologist
  • 2.
  • Heather: A World That Revolves around a Different Axis
  • 3.
  • Justin: Listening to the Architecture of the World
  • 4.
  • Zachary: An Obsession with Death
  • Stephen: the eccentric entomologist -- Heather: a world that revolves around a different axis -- Justin: listening to the architecture of the world -- Zachary: an obsession with death -- Sharon: seeing other minds darkly -- William: a world without metaphor -- Teddy: asynchronous time, asynchronous development -- Sally, Ann, and Danny: accepting the enigma, moving beyond the cause -- Trevor: mobiles and "miracles" -- Ernest: the view from the bridge -- Frankie: learning and forgetting at school -- Sophie: acceptance without resignation
Control code
8149883
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 210 p.
Isbn
9781572305441
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003026345
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2003026345
  • (DLC) 2003026345

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