The Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition
A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin 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.
These are just some of the specific topics Temple delves into:
How and Why People with Autism Think Differently
Economical Early Intervention Programs that Work
How Sensory Sensitivities Affect Learning
Behaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad Behaviors
Teaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable World
Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Employment Ideas for Adults with Autism
And many more!
This revised and expanded edition contains revisions based on the most current autism research, as well as 14 additional articles including:
The Role of Genetics and Environmental Factors in Causing Autism
Understanding the Mind of a Nonverbal Person with Autism
Finding Mentors and Appropriate Colleges
And many more!
My favorite book of all time
I've read many books on autism and several by Temple Grandin but this is the best. I'm an ABA therapist and I think about her work and mainly passages from this book once or twice a week in reference to the kids I work with. Subject matter aside- I think shes an awesome writer! (kind of funny considering the association with language disorders,) but she really has a way with words. Perhaps it's that she's not hard wired to seek general social approval and her language challenges that cause her writing to be so succinct and to the point, while holding nothing back. Especially after reading other authors and hearing speakers from the autism spectrum, (and those who just say they are like William Stillman,) she makes it very clear that she speaks from her OWN experience and does not claim to speak on anyone else's behalf because people's experience with asd can be vastly different. I recommend this book to everyone.