Uniquely Human (A Different Way of Seeing Autism)
Uniquely Human (A Different Way of Seeing Autism)
Uniquely Human (A Different Way of Seeing Autism)
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Uniquely Human (A Different Way of Seeing Autism)

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Author: Prizant, Barry M.

Brand: Simon & Schuster

Edition: 1

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  • Uniquely Human A Different Way of Seeing Autism

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 272

Release Date: 19-07-2016

Details: Product Description Uniquely Human Podcast -  UNIQUELYHUMAN.com. SEE Trailer video below ******************************************************************** Ranked  #1 of Book Authority's "100 Best Autism Books Of All Time" ******************************************************************** Winner - Autism Society of America's Temple Grandin Award - Outstanding Literary Work in Autism A groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world's leading experts, who portrays autism as a unique way of being human--this is "required reading....Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive" ( Chicago Tribune). Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals of "autistic" symptoms such as difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. Now Dr. Barry M. Prizant offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don't aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual's experience and what underlies the behavior. "A must-read for anyone touched by autism... Dr. Prizant's Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach" (Associated Press). Instead of classifying "autistic" behaviors as signs of pathology, Dr. Prizant sees them as part of a range of strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming. Rather than curb these behaviors, it's better to enhance abilities, build on strengths, and offer supports that will lead to more desirable behavior and a better quality of life. "A remarkable approach to autism....A truly impactful, necessary book" ( Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Uniquely Human offers inspiration and practical advice drawn from Dr. Prizant's four-decade career. It conveys a deep respect for people with autism and their own unique qualities. Filled with humanity and wisdom, Uniquely Human "should reassure parents and caregivers of kids with autism and any other disability that their kids are not broken, but, indeed, special" ( Booklist, starred review). Review "With the precision of a consummate scientist combined with the wisdom of a sage, Barry leverages his deep understanding of people with autism, revealing that individuals on the spectrum are just like everyone else - but perhaps just more so.  This unique book is a must read for anyone desiring a deeper understanding, through the lens of a seasoned and mindful professional in the field of autism, answering the bigger question what it means to be human".   Stephen Mark Shore, Ed.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University Autistic Self-Advocate, Internationally renowned author of 4 books, consultant "Autism was initially described in 1943, and now with Uniquely Human, it is rediscovered 70 years later as a shared human experience. Autism is part of every community, and this tour of autism changes everything.  Now, autism makes sense, and tomorrow looks a whole lot brighter for everyone.  Stop what you are doing.  Read this book.  It's a masterpiece".    - Carol Gray, Educator, Developer of Social Stories, International Consultant to Individuals with Autism  "This is by far the most empathic, wise, and insightful book I have ever read about autism, and is one of the most empathic and wise books I've ever read about being human. I can't overstate the transformative power of this book: it breaks open the heart, extends vision where there was only fog, and inspires keen insight where there was only reflexive response."   -- Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Vice President and Dean's Chair, American Jewish University, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and parent "Uniquely Human is an amazing book! It will change our perception and understanding of autism.  Barry Prizant has an intuitive understanding of autism spectrum disorders and the wisdom of four decades of experience. I strongly rec

Package Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English