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The Autistic Brain : Exploring the Strength of a Different Kind of Mind - Temple Grandin

The Autistic Brain

Exploring the Strength of a Different Kind of Mind

Paperback Published: 1st April 2014
ISBN: 9781846044496
Number Of Pages: 256

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Winner of 'best Non Fiction' in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013

It's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum but there is far more hope for them today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research. In this fascinating and highly readable book, Temple Grandin offers her own experience as an autistic person alongside remarkable new discoveries about the autistic brain, as well as genetic research.

She also highlights long-ignored sensory problems as well as the need to treat autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting of all, she argues that raising and educating children on the autistic spectrum needs to be less about focusing on their weaknesses, and more about fostering their unique contributions.

About the Author

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and the author of several bestselling books, which have sold more than a million copies. The film based on her life received seven Emmy Awards. Richard Panek is the co-writer of this book. He's the prize-winning author of The 4 Percent Universe and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in science writing. His books have been translated into sixteen languages.

Industry Reviews

"An extraordinary source of inspiration for autistic children, their parents - and all people." * Time *
"The Autistic Brain can both enlighten readers with little exposure to autism and offer hope and compassion to those who live with the condition." * Scientific American *
"Grandin has reached a stunning level of sophistication about herself and the science of autism. Her observations will assist not only fellow autistics and families with affected members, but also researchers and physicians seeking to better understand the condition." -- Jerome Groopman * The New York Review of Books *
"Grandin has helped us understand autism not just as a phenomenon, but as a different but coherent mode of existence that otherwise confounds us...She excels at finding concrete examples that reveal the perceptual and social limitations of autistic and "neurotypical" people alike." * New York Times *

ISBN: 9781846044496
ISBN-10: 1846044499
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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Temple Grandin

About the Author


Mary Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism.

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