Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

# 009908

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Item #: 009908
ISBN: 9780544339095
Grades: 5-9

Product Description:

Our understanding of autism continues to evolve. Once considered "infant schizophrenia," this brain disorder affects a child's ability to communicate and develop interpersonal relationships with others. Engagingly written, this biography introduces us to Temple Grandin, a scientist and professor who overcame countless obstacles to use her extraordinary mind to revolutionize the livestock industry. Includes information on autism, bibliography, additional resource lists, and index. Photographs and black & white illustrations; sc, 149 pgs.

Temple was believed to be "retarded" and "mentally ill" by her father, but her mother recognized her abilities and felt that given the right support and education, Temple would accomplish much. Fueled by this belief, her mother found in-home care and schools to provide her daughter the instruction and care she needed. Thriving under this love and support, Temple overcame great struggles and accomplished remarkable success both personally and professionally. Well written, this book would make an excellent family read aloud for discussion. In fact, I encourage all families to read it. Children on the autism spectrum will be reassured that their temperament and struggles are "normal," and everyone will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for children on the spectrum. Occasional references to church attendance. No doctrinal teaching. ~ Deanne

Publisher Description:

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. Temples doctor recommended institutionalizing her, but her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin, a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University, is an autism advocate and her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. This compelling biography and Temple's personal photos take us inside her extraordinary mind and open the door to a broader understanding of autism.

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Houghton Mifflin
1.1 (lbs.)
10.0" x 7.0" x 0.5"
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