The collector's edition of this best-selling book by the author who has changed the definition of autism contains revisions based on the most current research on the autistic brain and therapies. As well as expanding and, in some cases, significantly updating the content, she has included 12 additional chapters in the faux leather, hardback book.
Known for her candour, Temple Grandin gets down to the real issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do's and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her "insider" perspective and a great deal of current research. These are just some of the specific topics Temple delves into:
How and why People with autism think differently.
Economical early intervention programs that work.
How sensory sensitivities affect learning.
Behaviors caused by a disability vs. just bad behaviors.
Alternative medicine vs. conventional medicine.
This revised and expanded third edition contains many new sections, including:
Improving time management and organizational skills.
Which school Is best for this child?
Teaching turn taking and the ability to wait.
Teaching people with autism to live in an unpredictable world.
Employment ideas for adults with autism.
Temple Grandin (born 29 August 29 1947) is an American doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State University, USA a best-selling author, an autistic activist, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an inventor. She created the "hug box", a device to calm those with autism. The subject of an award-winning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin, she also was listed in Time magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" in the "Heroes" category.
Chapter One - Diagnosis and Early Intervention Do Not Get Trapped by Labels Economical Quality Programs for Young Children with ASD Different Types of Thinking in Autism Higher Expectations Yield Results Teaching Turn Taking What School is Best for My Child with ASD? Chapter Two - Teaching and Education Finding a Child's Area of Strength Teaching How to Generalize The Importance of Developing Talent Teaching People with Autism/Asperger's Teaching Concepts to Children with Autism Bottom-Up Thinking and Learning Rules Laying the Foundation for Reading Comprehension Motivating Students Getting Kids Turned On to Reading Managing Video Game Use Service Dogs and Autism The Importance of Choices The Importance of Practical Problem Solving Skills Learning to Do Assignments That Other People Appreciate Learning Never Stops Chapter Three - Sensory Issues Visual Processing Problems in Autism Auditory Problems in Autism Incorporating Sensory Integration into Your Autism Program The Effect of Sensory and Perceptual Difficulties Environmental Enrichment Therapy for Autism Chapter Four - Understanding Nonverbal Autism A Social Teenager Trapped Inside You Asked Me! Why Do Kids with Autism Stim? Tito Lives in a World of Sensory Scrambling Understanding the Mind of a Nonverbal Person with Autism Solving Behavior Problems in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism Whole-Task Teaching for Individuals Chapter Five - Behavior Issues Disability versus Just Bad Behaviors Innovative Methods for Handling Hitting, Biting, and Kicking in Adults with Severe Autism My Experience with Teasing and Bullying Rudeness is Inexcusable The Need to Be Perfect Autism & Religion: Teach Goodness Chapter Six - Social Functioning Insights into Autistic Social Problems Learning Social Rules Emotional Differences Among Individuals with Autism or Asperger's Healthy Self-Esteem Four Cornerstones of Social Awareness Chapter Seven - Medications and Biomedical Issues Alternative versus Conventional Medicine Hidden Medical Problems Can Cause Behavior Problems Evaluating Treatments Medication Usage: Risk versus Benefit Decisions My Treatment for Ringing in the Ears Chapter Eight - Cognition and Brain Research Lose the Social Skills, Gain Savant Skills? People on the Spectrum Focus on Details The Extreme Male Theory of Autism Detect Babies at Risk for Developing Autism with Head Measurements Thinking in Details A Look Inside the Visual-Thinking Brain Brain Cortex Structure Similar in Brilliant Scientists and Autism The Role of Genetics and Environmental Chapter Nine - Adult Issues and Employment Improving Time Management and Organizational Skills Employment Advice: Tips for Getting and Holding a Job Teens with ASD Must Learn Both Social and Work Skills to Keep Jobs Happy People on the Autism Spectrum Have Satisfying Jobs or Hobbies Inside or Outside? Portfolios Can Open Job and College Opportunities Going to College: Tips for People with Autism & Asperger's Finding Mentors and Appropriate Colleges Reasonable Accommodation Get Out and Experience Life! Can My Adolescent Drive a Car? Innovative Thinking Paves the Way for AS Career Success The Link Between Autism Genetics and Genius My Sense of Self Identity Appendix A: Tony & Temple: Face to Face Appendix B: Foreword for the Second edition Appendix C: Foreword to First Edition