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Boy Who Loved Windows : Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened with Autism

Boy Who Loved Windows : Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened with Autism - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0738209661

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ISBN13: 978-0738209661
ISBN10: 073820966X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Published: 2003
International: No

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Boy Who Loved Windows : Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened with Autism - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0738209661

Patricia Stacey

ISBN13: 978-0738209661
ISBN10: 073820966X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Da Capo Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

In 1997, writer Patricia Stacey and her husband, Cliff, learned that their six-month-old son, Walker, might never walk or talk, or even hear or see. Unwilling to accept this grim prognosis, they embarked on a five-year odyssey that took them into alternative medicine and the newest brain research-and toward a new understanding of autism. Finally this search brought them to pioneering developmental psychiatrist Stanley Greenspan, who helped them save their son and bring him into full contact with the world. At once heart-wrenching and hopeful, Patricia Stacey's enthralling memoir traces the experience of a remarkable family who struggled courageously in order to give their son a rich and emotionally full life.

Table of Contents

Part 1.

Sirens
You'll Have to Wait
Grasping

Part 2.

What's in a Face
The World Is Too Much
Reciprocity
The Brain Doesn't Wait
The Game
The Body Is a Map

Part 3.

The Questions That Haunted Us
New Clues
A Walk Around the Driveway
The Epidemic

Part 4.

Through a Door in the Wall
A Challenge, a Game, a Vocation, a Sentence
Begin with Desire
Tyranny of Attention
Partly Heard Song
Words
The Specter of Loss
Ways to Make a Salad
The Ladder
To Paradise Pond
Exotic Poisons, Unusual Connections
Through Another Door in the Wall

Part 5.

Imagining the World
A Close Call
Companions
A Searchlight
The Senses Revisited

Part 6.

I Have a Prob'em
Epiphany
What Wrecks This World
A Car Turning Off the Road
Eyes of a Stranger
The Fate of Babies and Pirates
Epilogue
About the Author

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