Book review: Temple Grandin’s “Thinking in Pictures”

Read more about Thinking in Pictures at Amazon.Temple Grandin’s memoir, Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism, recounts the journey of an isolated child struggling with a disorder that was fairly unknown at the time. The book celebrates Grandin’s self-discovery and eventual professional success as a professor of animal science.

The author’s insight on behavior, human and animal relationships, sensory issues and emotional development provides the reader with a greater understanding of the internal struggles that are “autism.”

I found this book particularly enlightening and inspirational. Grandin’s thorough portrayal of how she understands words — spoken or written – in visual pictures provides the reader with critical insight into the individual with autisms’ mind.

This is particularly important for educators, like me, so that we are able to maximize the potential of our learners. It is our job to redesign our teaching strategies and
educate our students in a fashion that reaches their individual learning modalities.

If you want a better understanding of the inner-workings of an
individual with autism, read Thinking in Pictures.

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