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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent comprehensive book. Thorough and Understandable.
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2017
Probably the most comprehensive and common sense book on autism I have read out of about 8 books. I actually listened to the book on audible, mostly while driving or doing housework and was not bored at all. Even parts that didn't relate to my child (like info on non verbal autism) were interesting. I purchased the actual book because I felt it would be easier to reference information from the book rather than the audible version saved to my icloud. Promotes comprehensive approaches to assisting people in the spectrum from diet, to medication (extremely helpful info on meds, my child is currently not medicated but should the need arise I feel far more prepared to disc uss options with a doctor having read this book) to sensory aids like tinted lenses and just good old fashioned parenting, consistently expecting polite behavior with consistent, appropriate consequences. Temple shares her own experiences as an autistic as well as experiences gathered from the masses of people on the spectrum that she has met and collaborated with.
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2017
As a mom who recently found out her son is mildly autistic this book was a blessing! Temple helped me see how my 10 year old sees the world. I really am understanding more now and its empowered me to be a better mom! He is slowly showing me this beautiful part of him that I never knew. He is not having his episodes as frequently with the help of this book and a low dose medication. I always felt something was beautifully different but I could not have imagined how seeing into how he views be such a inspiring ride! Thank you Temple for making it so much more clearer and giving me so much insight into my sweet boy! Whether you have been diagnosed years ago or just now this book will give you another way to look at your child that to me is breath taking!
5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a great book for anyone to read especially parents and grandparents ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2015
This is a great book for anyone to read especially parents and grandparents of a child with autism. My grandchild has autism and now I understand why he does certain things and what he is thinking and how much he hears and understands what people are saying, even though you might think he is just sitting there being alone. Autistic children are really smart, they just need a chance to show you. Listen to them, understand them and help them in any way you can. Let them know you are there for them!
Since I've been interested for a long time in the brain and how it works, Dr. Temple Grandin fascinates me. A highly functional and literate person with autism, she has played a major role in helping parents and educators understand autism and how to help kids (and adults) with autism. She gives people hope.
Thank you for sharing your life with the world. I truly appreciate your books - they've inspired so many authors to similarly share their experiences and increase understanding of the female autistic experience.
Originally disappointed in the bullet point style of information in this book because l am looking for a more in depth approach to this subject. But then l realised it is perfect for my adult daughter to read. She avoids complex reading now she can as it is stressful. Rather than risk a 'shut down' l have been researching Aspergers for her, because of course she was never lucky enough to have her difference correctly diagnosed at school or university. It will be much better if she can read Dr Temple Grandin's accessible book for herself, so although l was going to return it l have changed my mind. It is heartening to learn of Dr Grandin's success in spite of and because of her learning difference and l absolutely agree that we need to celebrate that difference not fight it. Sadly l was unaware of Aspergers when my children were young, l have only come to some under standing after recent media exposure rang very loud bells and l started my own research. Thankyou to Dr Grandin for writing this book, for the courage, integrity and will to help others that clearly motivates her.
5.0 out of 5 starsUnderstand autism with this brilliant book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 5, 2016
An excellent book very informative. You owe it to your family if anyone of them is on the autistic spectrum to read this and understand what you are dealing with and why it happens. This enables you to understand and help and show compassion . Brilliant. Download the film Temple Grandin too. And watch it more than once.