Book Reviews of The Siege : A Family's Journey Into the World of an Autistic Child

The Siege : A Family's Journey Into the World of an Autistic Child
The Siege A Family's Journey Into the World of an Autistic Child
Author: Clara Claiborne Park
ISBN-13: 9780316690690
ISBN-10: 0316690694
Publication Date: 6/30/1982
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A very touching story of a family dealing with Autism
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Great book for someone who is interested in learning about a personal experience of a child with autism.
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I am about to begin student teaching in special education, and picked this book to read about a personal and family experience about a child with autism. Although I felt that there was a lot of information to be gained about the role parents play in educational programming, I couldn't finish this book. It was long-winded, self-important, and after learning about "person-first" language for two years, I cringed every time I read something like, "a sweet little Mongoloid..." (though I am aware this was at one point a "technical term"). This might be a good look at how special education/disability diagnosis and prognosis used to be, but this book wasn't for me.