A collection of autobiographical prose and poetry by a virtually nonverbal child with autism shares his diagnosis at the age of three, his mother s efforts to teach him how to write, and his philosophical perspectives on the experiences of living in an autistic mind and body 25,000 first printing....
|Title||:||The Mind Tree: A Miraculous Child Breaks The Silence Of Autism|
|Publisher||:||Arcade Publishing 1 edition October 9, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
|File Size||:||587 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Mind Tree: A Miraculous Child Breaks The Silence Of Autism Reviews
From the perspective of a grandmother, this book is most helpful in understanding the thoughts, thinking patterns, and behaviors of my own autistic grandson. To be told by someone autistic that he behaves a certain way but feels another way helps one to know both the capabilities of the child, but to also know how to help that child fit into the social circumstances into which he is placed. When an autistic child misbehaves, one should guide him to the right behavior in a positive way. Not understanding how he thinks sometimes makes the positive approach difficult.
I still find it difficult to comprehend how a young person, autistic, can be so articulate and self-aware. Makes one wonder about all our assumptions about people.
This is a MUST for parents of a child with autism. Tito's hidden abilities are astonishing, giving hope to families of non-verbal children.
Tito's story, told so poetically and profoundly by Tito, is such a beautiful read---The story of an "outlier" perhaps, but as with other "outliers", he tells us so much about the uniqueness of each human mind and the insatiable power to create. I recommend this book to anyone, but especially people who have challenging children, or who work with children or young adults with challenges of all kinds.
Another book to help my daughter cope with the knowledge that she also has autistic children that she hopes will one day be able to rise above and beyond autism
Excellent story .. keeps you reading
This book gave me surprising insights into this author's experience of life with autism. If you're interested in the perspectives of others, you'll like it, too.
Sweet, sometimes sobering, and awareness-shifting collection of poems by a child with autism.