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Newburyport, MA, United States

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  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bruce D. Perry, Maia Szalavitz
    • Narrated By Danny Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a child's mind---and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses to their own parents' murders, children raised in closets and cages, the Branch Davidian children, and victims of family violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

    Marilyn says: "Changed a Sixth-Grade Teacher's Life"
    "Changed a Sixth-Grade Teacher's Life"

    As a sixth grade teacher, I have had (over many years) a few children with whom I simply could not connect. These children have usually had some kind of traumatic back-story. Either they had been in an orphanage where they were given food and kept clean, but did not receive love, or they had come from a family with dysfunction written all over it.

    It is so clear to me, after reading this book, that these children were all suffering from early childhood deficiencies in love and attention. This book will change the way I attend to children who present with the same behaviors in the future. I honestly feel that this book (and the information in it) has changed my life.

    The narrator does an excellent job. The writing, which is written as case studies so the listener cares about the child and his/her family, is very clear, easy to understand, and very enjoyable. I listened to the whole book in about 4-5 days, then I reread it again, in case I missed anything. ( I hope that doesn't cost any more!)

    If you deal with children as a parent, a relative, a caregiver, a teacher, or a therapist, I think you will inhale this book and never let it out. It was absolutely wonderful.

    Marilyn Johnston
    Newburyport, MA

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Left Neglected

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lisa Genova
    • Narrated By Sarah Paulson

    Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children—Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus.

    MissSusie66 says: "Another hit for Lisa Genova"

    This is a story about "Left Neglect", a real phenomenon that can result from brain injury, stroke, and other trauma. I had never heard of "Left Neglect" and I found the descriptions of how it affected the writer to be truly spellbinding. The victim cannot see or acknowledge anything on the left side of her body or the space she's in, even though her eyesight is not impacted at all. I was fascinated and mesmerized by this book. Read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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