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How can I talk if my lips don't move? : inside my autistic mind

Author: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author, who is autistic, offers insight into his thinking process, sharing his views on how he interacts with others, experiences sensory information, and identifies the objects around him.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay; Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
ISBN: 9781559708593 155970859X
OCLC Number: 140106420
Description: xv, 219 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Through the Mirror 1 --
The Color of Basic Words 4 --
The Color of My Scream 6 --
Following the Belief 10 --
What Could the Upstairs Mirror Tell the Handheld Mirror? 15 --
No Wonder I Don't Talk! 17 --
Shadows Don't Tell Stories 20 --
Flapping My Hands, Flapping My Shadow 23 --
Autism! A Fancy Word 26 --
Shadows the Color of My Scream! 29 --
Tracing the Shape of Shadows and Trapping Them in Place 31 --
My Story Forms around Staircases 35 --
Railway Staircases 37 --
Why Was Mother Stopping Me from Climbing? 40 --
Those Building Blocks 43 --
I No Longer Need to Climb 46 --
Escalator Ride 47 --
The Power to Control Darkness and Light 51 --
Unpredictability 56 --
The Power of a Ceiling Fan to Make Me Feel Sure 59 --
Power Outages Happened, Despite the Moving Fan 63 --
Power Outages Followed through My Older Years 66 --
Feeding My Body 70 --
"Wish He Could Dress Himself" 73 --
When Learning Turns to Obsession 76 --
The Torn Shirts 79 --
Walking in My Shoes 84 --
A Grip on the Shoelaces 88 --
"How Do You Perceive a Linear Situation?" 93 --
Perceiving a Nonlinear Situation, with Unpredictable Results 97 --
In a Crowded Place 100 --
On a Swing 103 --
Perceiving Faces 105 --
Everyday Faces 110 --
Magazine Pictures 112 --
Exposure Helps Shape Visual Perception 115 --
When I Think of the Wind, I Am the Wind 118 --
Overperceiving and Underperceiving 121 --
Why Couldn't I Draw a Sun? 125 --
A Game of Catch 129 --
Ball-Man 133 --
"What's Going On Here?" 136 --
Scattered Senses 139 --
The Boy Who Does Not Talk but Solves Jigsaw Puzzles 143 --
"Who Knows What I Had Written Down as My Answer to 4 + 2 =?" 154 --
Learning to Write 157 --
Divine Phenomenon! 166 --
Writing Down Dictated Words 169 --
It Worked Better than a School 174 --
Struggling Our Way Out of a Belief System 176 --
"I Need You to Prescribe Me Some Medicine" 179 --
Obsessions to Count 185 --
Power Outage in the Metro Rail 191 --
Reaching the Other End 195 --
"Tell Us What He Was Reading" 200 --
Why Factual Memory Is Safer than Episodic Memory 204 --
Talking about Memories 206 --
How Do I Recall? 208 --
Am I in Pain? 209.
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The author, who is autistic, offers insight into his thinking process, sharing his views on how he interacts with others, experiences sensory information, and identifies the objects around him.

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