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The autistic brain : thinking across the spectrum / Temple Grandin and Richard Panek.

Grandin, Temple. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780547636450 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0547636458 (hardcover) :
  • Description: viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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1 current hold with 23 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Merrimack College Stacks (3rd) RC553.A88 G725 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Farms Adult Nonfiction RC 553 .A88 G725 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction RC 553 .A88 G725 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction RC 553 A88 G725 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 12/03/2014
Endicott College General Collection RC 553 .A88 G725 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 10/18/2014
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Nonfiction 616.8588/G753a (Text to phone) Offline -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 616.85882/Grandin (Text to phone) Available -
Gordon College Stack Level 5 RC 553 .A88 G725 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynn Adult NonFiction 618.92/Grandin (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction RC 553 .A88 G725 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index.
Contents Note: The Autistic Brain. The meanings of autism ; Lighting up the autistic brain ; Sequencing the autistic brain ; Hiding and seeking. -- Rethinking the Autistic Brain. Looking past the labels ; Knowing your own strengths ; Rethinking in pictures ; From the margins to the mainstream -- The AQ test.
Summary: This book is an account of the latest science of autism. Since the author started writing and speaking about autism, the number of people diagnosed with it has skyrocketed; but so has the research that is transforming our understanding of the autistic brain. Now she brings her singular perspective to a journey through the autism revolution. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, she introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scans from numerous studies. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are introducing innovative theories of what causes, how we diagnose, and how best to treat autism. She highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the treatments that might help them, and warns of the dangers of politics defining the diagnosis of autism spectrum. Most exciting, in the science that has begun to reveal the long-overlooked strengths conferred by autism, she finds a route to more effective mainstreaming and a way to unleash the unique advantages of autistic people. From the "aspies" in Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, the author understands the true meaning of the word spectrum.
Panek, Richard. (Added Author).

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