Temple Talks About Autism and the Older Child: Dr. Temple Grandin’s pocket guide to older kids and young adults with autism!
Author(s): Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
Dr. Temple Grandin is a doctor of animal science, professor at Colorado State University, best-selling author, autism activist, and consultant on animal behavior.
She also invented the “squeeze machine,” a device to calm the sensory systems of those on the autism spectrum. The subject of the award-winning 2010 biographical film Temple Grandin, she was listed in Time magazine among the world’s one hundred most influential people.
Have you ever wanted to get Temple’s ideas on growing up as an OLDER child with autism?
Now you can.
Here, in this handy reference book, Temple gives an overview of what it is like to grow up and get a career with autism, tells how she overcame certain issues, gives useful tips, then answers your questions in an easy to reference Q&A.
This insightful book contains sections on:
- Building Social Skills,
- Video Games,
- Thinking Types,
- Employment Preparation,
- Tips for Bosses,
- and many others!
Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was a child with autism. At age two, she had speech delays as well as other signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of her doctor and husband, who recommended she be institutionalized. Many hours of speech therapy and intensive training enabled Temple ultimately to speak. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. She is a popular international lecturer on autism, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic; Thinking in Pictures; Animals in Translation; Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships; The Way I See It; DIFFERENT…Not Less; and many more.