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The Einstein Syndrome : Bright Children Who Talk Late - Thomas Sowell

The Einstein Syndrome

Bright Children Who Talk Late

Paperback Published: 25th December 2002
ISBN: 9780465081417
Number Of Pages: 232

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"I have found The Einstein Syndrome filled with insight, acute observations, and fertile ideas...This is an invaluable contribution to human knowledge by one of the great minds of our time. "--Steven Pinker, author of How the Mind Works. The Einstein Syndrome is a follow-up to Late-Talking Children, which established Thomas Sowell as a leading spokesman on the subject. While many children who talk late suffer from developmental disorders or autism, there is a certain well-defined group who are developmentally normal or even quite bright, yet who may go past their fourth birthday before beginning to talk. These children are often misdiagnosed as autistic or retarded, a mistake that is doubly hard on parents who must first worry about their apparently handicapped children and then must see them lumped into special classes and therapy groups where all the other children are clearly very different. Since he first became involved in this issue in the mid-1990s, Sowell has joined with Stephen Camarata of Vanderbilt University, who has conducted a much broader, more rigorous study of this phenomenon than the anecdotes reported in Late-Talking Children. Sowell can now identify a particular syndrome, a cluster of common symptoms and family characteristics, that differentiates these late-talking children from others; relate this syndrome to other syndromes; speculate about its causes; and describe how children with this syndrome are likely to develop.

ISBN: 9780465081417
ISBN-10: 046508141X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 25th December 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1