The Prodigy's Cousin : The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent Paperback
'[AN] IMPORTANT BOOK' TEMPLE GRANDINOver the course of her career, psychologist Joanne Ruthsatz has assembled the largest-ever research sample of child prodigies.
Their accomplishments are epic. One could reproduce radio tunes by ear on a toy guitar at two years old.
Another was a thirteen-year-old cooking sensation. And what Ruthsatz's investigation revealed is noth-ing short of astonishing.
Though the prodigies aren't autistic, many have autistic family members.
Each prodigy has an extraordinary memory and a keen eye for detail-well-known but often-overlooked strengths associated with autism.
Ruthsatz proposes a startling possibility: might the abilities of child prodigies stem from a genetic link with autism? And could prodigies - children who have many of the strengths of autism but few of the challenges - be the key to a long-awaited autism breakthrough?This inspiring book about extraordinary children, indomitable parents and a researcher's unorthodox hunch is essential reading for anyone interested in the brain and human potential.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/11/2016
- Category: Child & developmental psychology
- ISBN: 9781846045257