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Autism is the future : the evolution of a different type of intelligence / Marlo Payne Thurman

By: Payne Thurman, Marlo.
Publisher: Arlington, TX : Future Horizons Inc., 2019Description: xi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781941765890.Subject(s): AUTISM | NEURODIVERSITY | SENSORY PROCESSING | COGNITIVE PROCESSES | THEORY OF SENSORY COGNITIVE DIFFERENCE
Contents:
Introduction - my journey into neurodiversity. - 1. Nuts and bolts: the research behind the book. - 2. Understanding autism from the cognitive behavioral tradition. - 3. A different approach: sensory processing theory. - 4. Sensory difference: insights from within. - 5. What, then, is intelligence? - 6. Preliminary thoughts on cognitive difference. - 7. Discovering neurodiversity. - 8. Cognition reimagined: the theory of sensory cognitive difference. - 9. Where do we go from here? - 10. Endings and beginnings. - Glossary.
Summary: "Through her years of work with those on the autism spectrum, Dr. Marlo Payne Thurman has witnessed the quirks, challenges, and downright genius of autism. She shows that current educational and societal structures may be failing the growing number of people on the spectrum, robbing both these individuals and society of autism’s unique gifts. Based on her doctoral dissertation, Thurman presents her theory of sensory-cognitive difference and proposes that these developments have evolved together into a very different form of intelligence in those with ASD." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-206).

Introduction - my journey into neurodiversity. - 1. Nuts and bolts: the research behind the book. - 2. Understanding autism from the cognitive behavioral tradition. - 3. A different approach: sensory processing theory. - 4. Sensory difference: insights from within. - 5. What, then, is intelligence? - 6. Preliminary thoughts on cognitive difference. - 7. Discovering neurodiversity. - 8. Cognition reimagined: the theory of sensory cognitive difference. - 9. Where do we go from here? - 10. Endings and beginnings. - Glossary.

"Through her years of work with those on the autism spectrum,
Dr. Marlo Payne Thurman has witnessed the quirks, challenges, and downright genius of autism. She shows that current educational and societal structures may be failing the growing number of people on the spectrum, robbing both these individuals and society of autism’s unique gifts. Based on her doctoral dissertation, Thurman presents her theory of sensory-cognitive difference and proposes that these developments have evolved together into a very different form of intelligence in those with ASD." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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