Hall of mirrors - shards of clarity : Autism, neuroscience and finding a sense of self / Phoebe Caldwell.
By: Caldwell, Phoebe.Publisher: Hove : Pavilion, 2017Description: iii, 120 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781911028772.Subject(s): AUTISM | NEUROSCIENCES | INTENSIVE INTERACTION | PERSONAL NARRATIVES | RESPONSIVE COMMUNICATION | SELF DISCOVERY
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-116).
Foreword -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Body language -- 3. Grey world -- 4. Connections -- 5. Historical interlude -- 6. Two brains -- 7. The bridge -- 8. Finding ways round the block -- 9. What am I doing? -- 10. Evolutionary interlude -- 11. I 'selfie', therefore I am -- 12. Feelings -- 13. Practice: responsive communication -- 14. Conclusion -- Appendix I: Tips on intensive interaction -- Appendix II: Sensory deficits toolkit.
"Drawing on Phoebe Caldwell’s 40 years of experience and expert knowledge of autism and Intensive Interaction, Hall of Mirrors – Shards of Clarity marries recent neuroscience research evidence and practical approaches used in care to cover a wide range of vital subjects. Sense of self, confirmation, sensory issues, case studies and neuroscience findings are explored and weaved together in an inspired way which brings aims to bring theory into practice and vice versa, while at the same time listening to the voices of people with autism. The result is to allow everyone in the autism field to take a few steps forward with how they interact and support autistic people. The journey in this book is one of exploration. Phoebe uses her experience of working with people on the autistic spectrum to consider what life is like for them and seeks to use new neuroscientific knowledge to help us understand better how this group of people see the world. In doing this she includes her own personal experiences, her years of work and most importantly the voices of people labelled as being on the autistic spectrum. This is an unusual synthesis and one which provides the reader with an accessible and interesting account and which makes a unique contribution to our understanding of each other." -- Publisher's website