This books is a must read for parents, professionals and people on the autism spectrum
Stella Waterhouse has been a professional in the field of autism since the 1970’s with a whole wealth information that taps into the very soul with resonance and deep thought, she clear has a passion for getting the knowledge out there by presenting different aspects in chapters with detailed and accessible writing.
From detailed historical elements of autism, professionals and advocates on the autism spectrum written with eager candor, emotion and objectivity to the multi-faceted nature of autism broken down into accessible pieces.
- Sensory Perceptual Disorders
- Sensory Processing
- Theory of Mind
- Context Blindness
- Language Processing
- Exposure Anxiety
- Personality Types
- OCD, ADHD and other co-conditions
- Short/Long Term Memory
- System of “Sensing”
- Facilitated Communication
- Left-Right Brain Functions & Brain Development
- Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
The running theme in book contextual to the information based on the specific chapter is to give a human element that touches the reader, makes them think, reflect, perspective take, feel emotion and more.(with first person account and historical accounts).Woven with relative and factual elements (such as the brain and nervous system) that broaden the palette and overall sphere of information giving rounded, objective and fluidity the runs from page to page.
This is a refreshing book that achieves the very title it was given looking beyond the stale and liner 2D nature of autism and opening up a broadening 3D perspective that will no doubt help generations to come. Highly recommended.
Paul Isaacs 2017