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Friday, June 3, 2016

Review: The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's by Temple Grandin

Title: The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's
Author: Temple Grandin
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Future Horizons
Publish Date: 2008
Source: Library

What's the Story?:

From "Dr. Temple Grandin's voice of experience is back to give parents and teachers specific, practical advice on helping young people on the autism spectrum. This collection of articles, written from 2000-present as an exclusive column in the national award-winning magazine, Autism Aspergers Digest, offers Temples invaluable personal and professional insights, from inside the world of autism, about autism. Temple voices her views on a wide variety of topics ranging from the nonverbal child to social functioning, early intervention to adult issues. The articles have been updated and Temple has added fresh commentary on the topics."

My Two Cents:

"The Way I See It" is a look at autism and Asperger's syndrome from someone who it contends with it every day. The author is Temple Grandin, who is a big-name and animal behavior in animal psychology. In fact, autism has helped her become successful in her field because of the way that she sees the world. I have really enjoyed her other books and I especially enjoyed the books about her own personal struggles with autism. Autism and Asperger's syndrome affect many people. No one knows what causes it and although headway has been made with treatments, there is still a little bit to go.

Grandin gives readers of front seat look at what it's like to contend with autism every day and how it affects the way that she sees the world. She also gives out some advice about what to do and how to interact with people with autism. She also deals some controversial advice in some parts. I really liked how up front she was with everything that she goes through. Honesty went a long way in making this book so interesting!

It was really interesting to hear from somebody who faces autism every day as to what her personal experience was. She writes with clarity and honesty that really gave me an appreciation for everything that she was going through. Overall, I think this is a really unique perspective of autism and readers who are interested in the subject will enjoy this book.



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