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Thinking in pictures : and other reports from my life with autism

Author: Temple Grandin
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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"Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the story of what it is like to live with autism, to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine," which she modeled after seeing the calming effect of squeeze chutes on cattle. She describes her painful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Temple Grandin; Temple Grandin; Temple Grandin; Temple Grandin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Temple Grandin
ISBN: 0679772898 9780679772897 0307275655 9780307275653 9780385477925 0385477929
OCLC Number: 34357327
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, ©1995.
Description: 222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Thinking in pictures: Autism and visual thought --
Great continuum: Diagnosing autism --
Squeeze machine: Sensory problems in autism --
Learning empathy: Emotion and autism --
Ways of the world: Developing autistic talent --
Believer in biochemistry: Medications and new treatments --
Dating data: Autism and relationships --
Cow's eye view: Connecting with animals --
Artists and accountants: Understanding of animal thought --
Einstein's second cousin: Link between autism and genius --
Stairway to heaven: Religion and belief --
References and selected readings --
Resource list.
Responsibility: by Temple Grandin ; with a foreword by Oliver Sacks.
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"Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the story of what it is like to live with autism, to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine," which she modeled after seeing the calming effect of squeeze chutes on cattle. She describes her painful isolation growing up "different" and her discovery of visual symbols to interpret the "ways of the natives." Thinking in Pictures also gives information from the front lines of autism, including treatment, medication, and diagnosis, as well as Temple's insights into genius, savants, sensory phenomena, and animal behavior. Ultimately, it is Temple's unique ability to describe the way her visual mind works and how she first made the connection between her impairment and animal temperament that is the basis of her extraordinary gift and phenomenal success."--Jacket.

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