Einstein Syndrome

Einstein Syndrome

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The main thesis of the book is that late talkers are often inaccurately categorized as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and that a small subset of late talkers are actually highly intelligent children with common characteristics concentrated in music and/or memory and/or math. It is difficult if not impossible to accurately assess the cognitive skills of a child who is nonverbal or minimally verbal if the testing is verbally weighted, which it typically is. The book also addresses children with strong personalities resisting testing and scoring well below their capabilities. The author's own son who grew up to become a programmer, was falsely thought of as retarded because of his talking despite evidence of excellent memory and no dramatic impairment in daily functioning.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Ord Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135621998
  • 9786135621990