Thinking In Pictures Expanded Edition

Author: Temple Grandin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307548030
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Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism—because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Designing For Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Kristi Gaines
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317932021
Size: 67.65 MB
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Winner of the 2017 IDEC Book Award, 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Book Category), 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize and the 2016 International Interior Design Association TXOK Research Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Drawing on the latest research in the fields of environmental psychology and education, the authors show you how architecture and interior spaces can positively influence individuals with neurodiversities by modifying factors such as color, lighting, space organization, textures, acoustics, and ventilation. Now you can design homes, therapeutic environments, work environments, and outdoor spaces to encourage growth and learning for the projected 500,000 children with ASD (in the United States alone) who are expected to reach adulthood by 2024. Topics discussed include: -Environmental design theories -Symptoms of ASD -Sensory processing deficits -Design needs of individuals on the spectrum at all ages -Design methods and solutions for spaces, including residential, learning, work, and therapeutic environments encompassing a wide range of budgets -Designing for self-actualization, well-being, and a high quality of life for the duration of an individual's life -Avenues for healthy living and aging in place -Biophilic design -Environmental impact on well-being -Strategies to promote active living as an integral part of the welfare focus.

Stress And Coping In Autism

Author: M. Grace Baron
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195182262
Size: 74.80 MB
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"Looking at autism through the lens of stress and coping changes how one sees and responds to the puzzle of autism. The diverse contributions in this edited volume enlarge our knowledge of autism, offer strategies for ameliorating stress and for coping with the challenging behavior associated with autism"--Provided by publisher.

A Parent S Guide To High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Second Edition

Author: Sally Ozonoff
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462517951
Size: 38.68 MB
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"Packed with real-life stories and everyday problem-solving ideas, this book has given many tens of thousands of parents the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. The authors are leading experts who describe ways to work with these kids' unique impairments and capabilities so they can grow into happy, self-sufficient adults. Parents learn practical strategies for helping their son or daughter relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. The book also discusses what scientists currently know about ASD and how it is diagnosed, as well as what treatments and educational supports have been shown to work. Updated with the latest research, resources, and clinical strategies, the second edition clearly explains the diagnostic changes in DSM-5"--

The Integrated Self Advocacy Isa Curriculum

Author: Valerie Paradiz
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575574
Size: 69.93 MB
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Helps professionals and family members provide children and adults with ASD with safe forums for self-discovery, structured learning activities, and a cumulative understanding of the many facets of self-advocacy.

The Way I See It

Author: Temple Grandin
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565728
Size: 77.56 MB
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Presents advice and tips on living with autism using articles published by the author to cover topics such as education, social development, and considerations for autistic adults.

The Routledge International Companion To Gifted Education

Author: Tom Balchin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136028862
Size: 66.39 MB
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The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton. This multi-faceted volume: highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t; is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format; is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced; includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity. The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue. The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.

The Massgeneral Hospital For Children Adolescent Medicine Handbook

Author: Mark A. Goldstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441968456
Size: 15.53 MB
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The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Adolescent Medicine Handbook, is a definitive, practical guide for the optimal clinical care of adolescents. This unique and invaluable resource is not only replete with user-friendly diagrams, tables, charts and pathways; it most importantly covers in detail the best practices in adolescent medicine where practice not only means the most appropriate approaches, diagnostic evaluation and best treatments, but also the best ways to connect, communicate and continue care with teenagers. Divided into three sections, the handbook covers general adolescent medicine, sexuality, and mental health. Chapters are written by outstanding physician authors who represent expertise in pediatric or adult specialties and have taught or trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Adolescent Medicine Handbook joins together the collective knowledge and wisdom of its esteemed contributors to provide a multi-specialty approach to adolescent healthcare that balances the science and the art of adolescent medicine.

The Last Exit Before The Toll

Author: Lynn Barnes
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475950977
Size: 75.42 MB
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Author Lynn Barnes admits she’s known all along that she’d been a little different in ways she can’t explain. In her memoir, The Last Exit before the Toll, she examines her life and tries to make sense of who and what she is and how her being affects her existence. She reflects on growing up as an only child and her life now as a single, surrealist artist and Poe aficionado. Barnes recalls the events that have greatly impacted her, including the deaths of her mother and father and the suicide of her best friend, Marc. But it was the discovery that she has undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome that helped piece together the puzzle that has been her life and allowed her to come to terms with the troubling personality traits she has experienced all her life. An insightful and creative look at Barnes’s life, The Last Exit before the Toll provides a glimpse into the sometimes frustrating and unknown world of someone who lives with Asperger’s syndrome.

Autism A Very Short Introduction

Author: Uta Frith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578657
Size: 28.45 MB
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What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome? Everyone has heard of autism, but the disorder itself is little understood. It has captured the public imagination through films and novels portraying individuals with baffling combinations of disability and extraordinary talent, and yet the reality is more often that it places a heavy burden on sufferers and their families. This Very Short Introduction offers a clear statement on what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome. Explaining the vast array of different conditions that hide behind these two labels, and looking at symptoms from the full spectrum of autistic disorders, it explores the possible causes for the apparent rise in autism and also evaluates the links with neuroscience, psychology, brain development, genetics, and environmental causes including MMR and Thimerosal. This short, authoritative, and accessible book also explores the psychology behind social impairment and savantism, and throughout, sheds light on what it is like to live inside the mind of the sufferer. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.