Natural Genius: The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome is Susan Rubinyi's story of raising her son Ben who has Asperger's Syndrome (AS), and how she has come to view his condition as a blessing. While acknowledging the challenges posed by AS, she emphasizes the extraordinary positives of her son's life and his particular gifts - his photographic memory, perfect pitch and French-English bilingual abilities. Susan Rubinyi advocates a strength-based approach and explains how her personal experiences - living abroad, foreign languages, science fiction and music, as well as her own feelings of alienation - have helped her understand alternative and cross-cultural perspectives in life. This book should be read by anyone concerned with bringing up a child with Asperger's Syndrome.
This book should be read by anyone concerned with bringing up a child with Asperger's Syndrome.
Author: Susan Rubinyi
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Natural Genius: The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome is Susan Rubinyi's story of raising her son Ben who has Asperger's Syndrome (AS), and how she has come to view his condition as a blessing. While acknowledging the challenges posed by AS, she emphasizes the extraordinary positives of her son's life and his particular gifts - his photographic memory, perfect pitch and French-English bilingual abilities.
The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome Susan Rubinyi. Natural Genius The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome Susan Rubinyi First published in 2007 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers 116 Pentonville. Jessica Kingsley Publishers London and Philadelphia.
Author: Susan Rubinyi
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Alfred Kinsey, world famous American sexologist whose life is portrayed in the 2005 movie Kinsey had it. Stanley Kubrick, one of the most important and influential filmmakers of the last century and director of cinematic masterpieces such as Clockwork Orange, Lolita, and 2001 - Space Odyssey, fits the diagnosis. Undoubtedly, Patricia Highsmith, renowned writer of crime fiction, particularly the Ripley novels suffered from it. Likewise, Charles Darwin, one of the most influential and revolutionary scientist of all times as well as Bertrand Russell, foremost philosopher and mathematician of the 20th century meet diagnostic criteria for Asperger syndrome. Other less well known personalities such as the Swiss writer Robert Walser, Joy Adamson famous for her work with animals in Africa, the controversial British politician Enoch Powell, the gifted mathematician Kurt Godel and the American child prodigy William James Sidis are also linked to the condition. Asperger syndrome is a neuropsychiatric condition, a lifelong and pervasive developmental disorder, which sometimes is associated with high intelligence and creativity. very little emphasis on special strengths or talents. Some individuals with Asperger Syndrome are extremely successful in their area of expertise and lead fulfilling lives despite or because of their condition while others are considered failures and life for them is an endless struggle on the margins of society. For some, Asperger syndrome appears to be a gift, for others a curse. In order to address this issue, the authors analyse the life histories of ten historical and contemporary figures from the world of literature, film, politics, science, philosophy and mathematics who had Asperger syndrome, against the backdrop of neuropsychological theories of autism/Asperger syndrome, latest neurobiological research data and current interpretation of special gifts and assets. They also advance a new hypothesis of Asperger syndrome as a disorder of the social self based on right hemisphere dysfunction, and demonstrate that the impact of the disorder on the development of the Self of each individual manifests itself in very distinct ways.
Are we interested in this topic because studying the characteristics of individuals with Asperger syndrome makes us ... highlighted the role that abnormal mental functioning could play in enhancing the understanding of human nature .
Author: Viktoria Lyons
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Category: Asperger's syndrome
'This book describes the lives and personalities of 20 remarkable people from the past, who may well have had Asperger's syndrome (AS). Famous in the fields of art, literature and science, among others, they illustrate vividly how highly intelligent people are able to surmount some of the problems that AS causes and achieve so much - more than might have been possible without it.' - Human Givens 'The aim of this book is to raise the self-esteem of individuals with AS. It certainly illustrates how much the world owes to people with AS. It would be relevant to anyone with an interest in AS.' - Good Autism Practice 'A highly readable text.' - Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation 'Definitely worth a read.' - The National Association for Gifted Children 'James makes a convincing case for including each on the list. He also helps to explain what some dismiss as "artistic creativity" as actually a logical aspect of AS.' - Book News This fascinating collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid-20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals - scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers - examining in detail their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. Among the profiles are those of mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell, who wondered in his autobiography how he managed to hurt the people around him quite without meaning to; biologist Alfred Kinsey, who excelled in academia but was ill at ease in social situations; and the writer Patricia Highsmith, who had very definite likes (fountain pens and absence of noise) and dislikes (television and four-course meals). From Albert Einstein to Philip of Spain, these intriguing individuals all showed clear evidence of autistic traits. This book will be of interest to general readers and anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism.
Esther bore a striking likeness to Temple, whose natural child she might have been. Sir William had left Mrs Johnson some property that enabled her to leave Moor Park and settle down with her ... Swift had from nature a supreme gift ...
Author: Ioan James
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'Grandin has helped us understand autism not just as a phenomenon, but as a different and coherent mode of existence that otherwise confounds us' The New York Times 'A powerful and provocative testament to the diverse coalition of minds we'll need to face the mounting challenges of the twenty-first century' Steve Silberman, bestselling author of NeuroTribes Do you think in pictures, patterns or words? In a world engineered for the verbal thinker, those of us with a visual brain can often be overlooked and underestimated. In this landmark book, international bestselling author and activist Temple Grandin transforms our understanding of how our brains are wired differently. Bringing together cutting-edge research and her own experience as a visual thinker, Grandin reveals a ground-breaking new approach to revolutionizing modern structures such as education, health and media so that they equally serve people with all kinds of minds. Visual Thinking is a perspective shifting book that will open our eyes to the value of a life in picture.
The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns and Abstractions Temple Grandin ... McFarland, M. “Why Shades of Asperger's Syndrome Are the Secret to Building a Great Tech Company. ... Robinson, A. “Can We Define Genius?
Author: Temple Grandin
Publisher: Random House
This pediatric primary care text takes a family centered approach, examining issues from the perspective of the child and the caregiver. Unlike most primary care texts, it blends traditional health care with complementary therapies. Throughout, it identifies needs based on culture and ethnicity and lists community resources-including websites--where families can obtain more information or help. Features include: Case Studies, Clinical Pearls, and Clinical Warnings. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC
The potential for unusual intellectual ability is present in all ethnic , racial , and cultural groups and in both sexes . ... Certain challenges , such as dyslexia , learning disability , Asperger's syndrome , and extreme emotional ...
Author: Carol Green-Hernandez
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children, Second Edition provides informed recommendations for improving screening, identification, and services for gifted students with disabilities. This essential resource equips educators with an overview of who these students are, how teachers can tap into their strengths and support their weaknesses, and educational strategies to help them succeed in school and beyond. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest research and advances in the field, the Second Edition includes new content outlining the positive and negative impacts of Response to Intervention (RtI) on twice-exceptional learners and recommends comprehensive assessments to identify their strengths and challenges, determine significant discrepancies in abilities, and evaluate any impacts on their learning and academic performance. This new edition also includes revised recommendations for screening and identifying twice-exceptional students, critical insights for understanding and supporting mental health issues, and updated analysis from the DSM-5 for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorder, and ADHD. Ideal for teachers, coaches, and administrators looking to better understand their most talented learners, the fresh strategies, updated definitions, and comprehensive assessments included in this book will ensure that twice-exceptional gifted students don’t just survive in the classroom, but thrive.
Lived experiences of parents of gifted students with autism spectrum disorder: The struggle to find appropriate educational ... The nature and identification of learning disabilities and their relationship to the gifted child.
Author: Beverly A. Trail