Titel: A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Autor/en: Peter Szatmari
April 2004 - kartoniert - 210 Seiten
Leading autism authority Dr. Szatmari tries to help parents understand and appreciate the unusual inner world of a child with this affliction.
Stephen: The Eccentric Entomologist. Heather: A World That Revolves around a Different Axis. Justin: Listening to the Architecture of the World. Zachary: An Obsession with Death. Sharon: Seeing Other Minds Darkly. William: A World without Metaphor. Teddy: Asynchronous Time, Asynchronous Development. Sally, Ann, and Danny: Accepting the Enigma, Moving Beyond the Cause. Trevor: Mobiles and 'Miracles'. Ernest: The View from the Bridge. Frankie: Learning and Forgetting at School. Sophie: Acceptance without Resignation. Bibliography. Resources.
Peter Szatmari, has been working with children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders and their families for over 20 years, and has consulted to government agencies in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Vice-Chair of Research, and Head of the Division of Child Psychiatry at McMaster University in Canada.
"We are far from having a complete understanding of autism and Asperger syndrome, but Dr. Peter Szatmari has done an unsurpassed job of shedding light on how children with these disorders feel and act. The cases he recounts in this book touch on many different aspects of autism, including both the numerous problems that children and their families face and the successes they can achieve. The book also bears witness to the courage and perseverance of parents who, all too frequently, must struggle to find appropriate support from clinicians and educators. An enlightening and welcome resource for many, many families, and one that should also be read by all professionals in the field."--Patricia Howlin, PhD, Department of Psychology, St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK; coauthor of "Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read" "A landmark book in terms of style and content. Dr. Szatmari explores and describes the world as perceived by people with autism to explain their unusual behaviour and abilities, and discusses scientific theories and current therapies as well as causes and prognosis. The book is written objectively and engagingly, with literary skill and a sense of optimism that will be particularly appealing to parents. Dr. Szatmari clearly appreciates and admires the minds of children with autism, and is able to explain those minds to parents while providing realistic advice on remedial strategies."--Tony Attwood, PhD, author of A"sperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals" "Dr. Szatmari's book embodies the best of that singular tradition in which science is matched against disability, one child at a time. A clinician, scientist, and keen observer of human nature, Dr. Szatmari weaves a deeply empathic and comprehensive account of autism and related disabilities. The stories he recounts illuminate the daily challenges and triumphs that children experience, while revealing his passion for discovery and healing.e