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The way I see it : a personal look at autism and Asperger's
Temple Grandin
Adult Nonfiction RC553.A88 G743 2008

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ContentsPage
Forewordp. xiii
For Readers New to Autismp. xix
Tony & Temple: Face to Facep. xxi
Introductionp. xxxi
Chapter 1 - Diagnosis and Early Interventionp. 1
Do Not Get Hung Up on Labelsp. 7
Economical Quality Programs for Young Children with ASDp. 11
Different Types of Thinking in Autismp. 15
Higher Expectations Yield Resultsp. 19
Chapter 2 - Teaching and Educationp. 23
Autism the Way I See Itp. 31
The Importance of Developing Talentp. 35
Teaching People with Autism/Asperger's to be More Flexiblep. 37
Teaching Concepts to Children with Autismp. 39
Motivating Studentsp. 41
Getting Kids Turned on to Readingp. 45
The Importance of Practical Problem-Solving Skillsp. 47
Turning Video Game Obsession into Learningp. 51
Chapter 3 - Sensory Issuesp. 55
Visual Processing Problems in Autismp. 65
Auditory Problems in Autismp. 69
Incorporating Sensory Integration into Your Autism Programp. 73
The Effect of Sensory Perceptual Difficulties on Learning Stylesp. 77
Chapter 4 - Understanding Nonverbal Autismp. 81
You Asked Me!p. 93
Tito Lives in a World of Sensory Scramblingp. 97
Solving Behavior Problems in Nonverbal Individuals with Autismp. 101
Whole-Task Teaching for Individuals with Severe Autismp. 105
Chapter 5 - Behavior Issuesp. 109
Disability versus Just Bad Behaviorsp. 115
My Experience with Teasing and Bullyingp. 119
Rudeness is Inexcusablep. 123
Autism & Religion: Teach Goodnessp. 127
Chapter 6 - Social Functioningp. 131
Insights into Autistic Social Problemsp. 141
Learning Social Rulesp. 143
Emotional Differences Among Individuals with Autism or Asperger'sp. 147
Healthy Self-Esteemp. 151
Four Cornerstones of Social Awarenessp. 155
Chapter 7 - Medications and Biomedical Therapyp. 159
Alternative versus Conventional Medicinep. 173
Evaluating Treatmentsp. 175
Medication Usages: Risk versus Benefit Decisionsp. 177
Chapter 8 - Cognition and Brain Researchp. 181
Lose the Social Skills, Gain Savant Skills?p. 189
People on the Spectrum Focus on Detailsp. 191
The Extreme Male Theory of Autismp. 193
Detect Babies at Risk for Developing Autism with Head Measurementsp. 195
Thinking in Detailsp. 199
A Look Inside the Visual-Thinking Brainp. 201
Brain Cortex Structure Similar in Brilliant Scientists and Autismp. 205
Chapter 9 - Adult Issues and Employmentp. 207
Employment Advice: Tips on Getting and Holding a Jobp. 217
Happy People on the Autism Spectrum Have Satisfying Jobs or Hobbiesp. 221
Inside or Outside? The Autism/Asperger's Culturep. 223
Going to College: Tips for People with Autism & Asperger'sp. 227
Can My Adolescent Drive a Car?p. 231
Wall Street Journal Social Storiesp. 235
Innovative Thinking Paves the Way for AS Career Successp. 237
The Link Between Autism Genetics and Geniusp. 241
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 249


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