This is a short book, 123 pages, that is packed with information. The book starts with excerpts from Dr. Temple Grandin’s speaking engagements. She’s typical no nonsense Temple, with sound advice in each segment. Advice that is applicable into your own or your child’s life. There’s also brain scans and explanations to how the brain with autism works and WHY people with autism think the way that they do.
The emphasis in these segments is on:
- Behaviors and learning
- Manners and social skills
- Anger management
- Autistics working/career development
- Sensory development (multi-sensory activities)
- And the autism brain (including fear box differences)
The book then switches into question and answer format. The questions are taken from Dr. Temple Grandin’s previous books including The Way I See It, Thinking In Pictures, and The Autistic Brain, and from questions asked at conferences and to Temple directly via email. They cover the gamut of both sensory and autism specific questions. She goes into her personal history, which inspires and educates simultaneously.