Thinking in Pictures

Thinking in Pictures

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The idea that some people think differently, though no less humanly, is explored in this inspiring book. Temple Grandin is a gifted and successful animal scientist, and she is autistic. Here she tells us what it was like to grow up perceiving the world in an entirely concrete and visual way - somewhat akin to how animals think, she believes - and how it feels now. Through her finely observed understanding of the workings of her mind she gives us an invaluable insight into autism and its challenges.The autistic personwho is watching isasked, a€œWhatdoes Dick think is inthe box? ... as having disintegrative disorder start to develop normal speech and social behavior and then regress and lose their speech after agetwo. ... Those who never learn to talk usually have severe neurological impairments thatshow up on routine tests. They are also more likelyto have epilepsy than Kanner orAsperger children.

Title:Thinking in Pictures
Author:Temple Grandin
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2009-09-07


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