The Autistic Brain
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The Autistic Brain

Thinking Across the Spectrum

Temple Grandin, Richard Panek

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The Autistic Brain

Thinking Across the Spectrum

Temple Grandin, Richard Panek

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Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show which anomalies might explain common symptoms. Most excitingly, she argues that raising and educating kids on the autism spectrum must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions. The Autistic Brain brings Grandin's singular perspective into the heart of the autism revolution.

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“acting self,” 78–82, 85
AGP. See Autism Genome Project (AGP)
American Psychiatric Association (APA), 9, 14, 108, 109–10. See also Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
AMMT. See auditory-motor mapping training (AMMT)
amygdalae, 53
Anderson, Jeffrey S., 20, 39
APA. See American Psychiatric Association (APA)
AQ (Autism-Spectrum Quotient) test, 104–5, 207–16
ASD. See autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Asperger, Hans, 15
Asperger syndrome (DSM category), 15, 77, 109–11, 112
Aspiritech (company), 200
associative thinking abilities, 125–28
attention-shifting problems, 90
atypical autism (DSM category), 111
auditory-motor mapping training (AMMT), 92–93
auditory-processing problems, 89–93
autism, history of, 3–20. See also autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
autism, neuroanatomy of. See also genetics of autism; neuroimaging; strengths of autistic brain
Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, 19
Autism Center of Excellence (U...

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