Today, I finished reading The Way I See It, by Temple Grandin. The book is a compilation of articles that she’d written for various publications through the years. To be honest, I’m still learning a lot about autism and Asperger’s. This was a great opportunity to learn more about it from a woman who learned how to accommodate for her problems. The book contained excellent information about the different modes of thought and awareness that come with autism, but also the gifts it brings. I can see how the teaching and coping methods could be extremely useful for parents and teachers.
The social struggles experienced by folks with this type of neurodiversity was beautifully explained, and solutions were all common sense and down to earth.
Temple seems grounded individual, as well. Her writing style was very easy to absorb and extremely engaging. I’m a relatively quick reader, and if I wasn’t sick and busy this past two weeks, I would probably have been able to finish it in a week or less instead of the two it took me.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone with sensory problems, anyone on the spectrum and anyone who loves someone who’s been diagnosed with autism.
On my own system of lopsided stars, The Way I See Itgets a five out of five.