Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Just out today! New book from Temple Grandin -- The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Chapter six deals with autism researchers looking only at problems and seeing all differences from the norm as links to problems. Then one researcher in Canada flipped the problem focus and found evidence for substantial talents. Familiar story with dyslexia now. Strange. Dyslexia was identified some 60-70 years before autism, yet the autism folks seem way ahead of almost all of the dyslexia professionals. How did this happen?