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Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism
Strange Son Two Mothers Two Sons and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism
Author: Portia Iversen
The groundbreaking true story of two mothers, worlds apart, united in a struggle to connect with their autistic sons. Emmy(r)-winning art director Portia Iversen's life was turned upside down when her son Dov was diagnosed with autism. But when she heard a miraculous story of a woman in India who had taught her own severely autistic son to comm...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781594482724
ISBN-10: 1594482721
Publication Date: 11/6/2007
Pages: 432
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3.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism on + 11 more book reviews
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This is one of those books that will make you look at parenthood in a new different light. At least it had that effect on me.
The author talks about her personal experience with autism. She tells her story, what it was like to find out her son is autistic, and the challenges they faced. Her emotions in this book are very raw, and even if you've never walked in her shoes, you can relate to her as a mother.
She finds out about a mother and child from India. The child is autistic, just like her son, and the mother has taught him to write, something that most people thought was not possible.
So the book tells about the journey the author embarks on to meet this other mother and try to find out how she can help her own son. It's a human journey, full of sad and happy moments. I really enjoyed this book and it gave me a new understanding about autism and the families touched by it.
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I read this book from a therapist's perspective. I am a speech therapist that has a growing caseload of children with autism spectrum disorders. This book is geared towards children with autism that are nonverbal or have limited communicative output. There is a large section at the end of the book that provides a good outline of how to apply this "framework" to a chid you may know.


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