Goltisar About Peter Szatmari Peter Szatmari, MD, has been working with children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders and their families for over 20 years, and has consulted to government agencies in the U. All of this is dealt with a healthy dose of skepticism, which is core to the scientific method. Dec 08, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: The intermixing of real life stories and information is helpful. What does it mean when a nine-year-old asks questions about death hundreds of times a day? Not applicable to journal renewals.
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Szatmari shares the stories of over a dozen children and families with whom he has worked. He reveals that people with autism and AS live in a world without metaphors; a visual landscape, built of images, not language. Its a place where friendly small talk may sound like a foreign tongue, where tree branches are more intriguing than people, where hairbrush bristles can feel like nails on the scalp or a hug like the clamp of a vise.
Drawing on decades of influential research and clinical experience, Dr. Szatmari combines big picture information - the nuances of diagnosis, what is known about possible causes, and what the future holds for children with these disorders - with finely wrought observations that let you see the world through your childs eyes.
Of crucial importance, Dr. Szatmari also illustrates ways parents can break through to help kids start to navigate the wider world. An intense interest in the patterns on wasp wings may be mystifying, but such visual perceptiveness also can be channeled into artwork of math. A child fixated on death may be less afraid of loss than of change in general - a common form of anxiety that parents can help soothe.
Hating to be touched doesnt mean your child doesnt feel affection, but that he is physically hypersensitive - and you can find other ways to encourage closeness and offer comfort.
This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. May need free signup required to download or reading online book. A few words about book author Peter Szatmari, MD, has been working with children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders and their families for over 20 years, and has consulted to government agencies in the U. TOP15 e-Books:.
A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
I came at this book years ago and then put it down because the diagnosis of my son was new and I was hoping for answers. My thoughts? There are better books out there to explain autism. There are also more interesting personal stories. This might serve well as an introduction, and it carries interest in discovering the wide range of auistic behavior. Missive rated it really liked it This book blends personal stories of autistic children with what we can learn from them as told by the doctor who treated them.
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Kat In this compassionate book, leading autism authority Dr. Sally, Ann, and Danny: You will receive the larger discount available for each item. Sanfordgrant rated it really liked it Aug 22, There are better books out there to explain autism. Accepting the Enigma, Moving Beyond the Cause 9. What makes Biblio different? Acceptance without Resignation Bibliography prter Resources show more. Not applicable to journal renewals.
A Mind Apart : Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
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