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The autistic brain : thinking across the spectrum

By: Grandin, Temple.
Contributor(s): Panek, Richard.
Publisher: Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013Description: viii, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780547636450.Subject(s): AUTISM | RESEARCH | AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Contents:
Prologue|The Autistic Brain 1. The meaning of autism 2. Lighting up the autistic brain 3. Sequencing the autistic brain 4. Hiding and seeking|Rethinking the Autistic Brain 5. Looking past the labels 6. Knowing your own strengths 7. Rethinking in pictures 8. From the margins to the mainstream|Appendix: the AQ Test|Notes|Acknowledgements|Index
Summary: "When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. And our thinking about it has undergone a transformation in her lifetime: Autism studies have moved from the realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research into causes and treatments. Now Temple Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism revolution. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might explain common symptoms. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are exploring innovative theories of what causes autism and how we can diagnose and best treat it." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: Asperger syndrome and young women. August 2017
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"When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. And our thinking about it has undergone a transformation in her lifetime: Autism studies have moved from the realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research into causes and treatments. Now Temple Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism revolution. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might explain common symptoms. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are exploring innovative theories of what causes autism and how we can diagnose and best treat it." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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Prologue|The Autistic Brain
1. The meaning of autism
2. Lighting up the autistic brain
3. Sequencing the autistic brain
4. Hiding and seeking|Rethinking the Autistic Brain
5. Looking past the labels
6. Knowing your own strengths
7. Rethinking in pictures
8. From the margins to the mainstream|Appendix: the AQ Test|Notes|Acknowledgements|Index

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Great book, will probably buy my own copy

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