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Download Through the Glass Wall: Journeys Into the Closed-Off Worlds of the Autistic epub

by Howard Buten Ph.D.

A remarkable testament of hope and love, these pages recount Howard Buten’s lifelong journey working with autistic children. For three decades his pioneering, often controversial approaches have enabled him to gain access to their strange and solitary universe—a universe he shares in a book that is unlike any you’ve ever read. From his first unforgettable encounter with a wild, clawing human hurricane in the form of a little boy named Adam S., clinical psychologist Howard Buten has sought ways into the seemingly closed world of the autistic child. Whether he’s done this by letting himself be pummeled, scratched, and bitten, or by imitating the child’s behaviors, or by feeling himself into what the child must be feeling, he has often been rewarded. With extraordinary insight and in ways that are powerfully moving, he brings to life as never before the innermost selves of these children.Among those you’ll meet in the clinic he founded in Paris are Lise, whose seemingly random movements are as expressive as a dancer’s; Florian, who can instantly tell you on which day of the week your birthday falls for any year, past or future; Martin, whose nonstop speech echoes the angry voices he has heard all around him, but who is impervious to the emotions they contain; and Hakim, a child so lost and so violent, no other institution will take him.Writing with a scientist’s clarity and a humanist’s heart, Buten conveys the reality of autism with passion, ruthlessness, humor, wisdom—and love. This is a book both heartbreaking and hopeful, and when he succeeds in breaching the invisible wall of aloneness that seems to separate the autistic from the rest of us, we cheer.
Download Through the Glass Wall: Journeys Into the Closed-Off Worlds of the Autistic epub
ISBN: 0553803468
ISBN13: 978-0553803464
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Author: Howard Buten Ph.D.
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam (February 3, 2004)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1668 kb
FB2 size: 1190 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 157
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Solid source, compassionate author, interesting case studies, well written material. This book was purchased for work and served it's purpose well.
I read this book while taking a Language Disorders class and LOVED it. The perspectives of the author are insightful and fascinating. This one is a must have and I'd highly recommend it!
Through the Glass Wall is an amazing journey into the world of autism. The author of this book is an amazing individual. He has a heart that does not quit and a spirit for these kids that is phenomenal...
Wow. What a range of emotions this book produced in me. At least once my mouth fell open in shock. Several times I burst out laughing and also unexpectably burst into tears. OK, I'm emotional. I thoroughly enjoyed the stories of Dr.Buten's patients and feel he must be a very intelligent, compassionate, insightfull and slightly off beat person.