Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Temple Grandin book

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 research professionals. 

How did this happen?

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad that you are blogging more frequently...just so you know someone is out here reading! Thanks for the book recommendation. I have a 20 year old daughter who is severely dyslexic, in college with many accommodations etc...after a prognosis that she would "never" be good college material. That may be true, but she is doing it, asks for help when needed, has tutors, all texts on audio, and is as of today 4th in our state as a heptathlete. I can't tell you what a turning point it was when we figured out it was a necessity for her to know herself and to embrace her uniqueness....I know that sounds so cliche, but it has set her free to go after anything and see if she can make it happen.