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Thinking in Pictures by Dr. Temple Grandin

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:42 am
by wv_literata

I wanted to mention this book because it provided more emotional relief for me than probably any other book that I have read on the subject of autism. Thinking in Pictures is particularly interesting because Dr. Temple Grandin, herself, is one of the earliest cases of autism (they called it "brain damage" back then). She is able to explain clearly what autism is like for her as well as to offer helpful medical information as the animal scientist that she has become (and she can thank autism for her success in designing the most "humane" (?!) slaughter houses in America). Her book reminds me that the world has a place for everyone. Though she sometimes drifts from autism and into gruesome details of her profession, I learned a lot from this book. She also shares information that she has gathered from other autists over her lifetime - things that can help explain oddities that would generally cause parents to worry. I would never have thought that too-tight shoes might actually help to "ground" people.

Truly an excellent book!

Re: Thinking in Pictures by Dr. Temple Grandin

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 11:51 am
by edna_bg
I would see the movie. Is it to find on or to by any where from?