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Fragile success : ten autistic children, childhood to adulthood, by Virginia Walker Sperry

Label
Fragile success : ten autistic children, childhood to adulthood
Title
Fragile success
Title remainder
ten autistic children, childhood to adulthood
Statement of responsibility
by Virginia Walker Sperry
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • If you have lived or worked with a child with autism, you've wondered what the child will be like as an adult--how the child will develop and learn to live independently. In this uncommon book, you'll get a rare view of autism in all its variations as former teacher Virginia Sperry traces the lives of her students over 30 years. As you follow the children into adulthood, you'll get firsthand facts about this developmental disability as witnessed by their teachers, medical professionals, social workers, and parents. These true case histories provide insight into the mystery and diversity of autism--how it affects the students' personal lives, social habits, work, and hobbies and how their conditions have changed over the years
  • In this second edition, the author revisits her students and updates you on their progress. You'll review their original evaluations and see test data collected in adulthood by Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., as well as detailed information about each person's life circumstances, living arrangements, vocation, and social interactions. Several of the case histories include parent commentaries detailing their child's condition and outcomes. You'll discover the recent strides made in the understanding of and medical treatments for autism and be inspired by these ten extraordinary people who have faced adversity and, for some, achieved a fragile success
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sperry, Virginia Walker
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ506.A9
LC item number
S682 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2001 J-647
  • WM 203.5
NLM item number
S751f 2001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autism in children
  • Autism in children
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Autism in children
Label
Fragile success : ten autistic children, childhood to adulthood, by Virginia Walker Sperry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. Teaching the child with autism: 1. Childhood autism and related disorders / Sally A. Provence ; 2. The world of the Ives School) -- pt. 2. Case studies in autism 3. The children and their parents ; 4. Tom Brown: essentially isolated ("It takes endurance to stand up for your child -- " / Patricia Brown) ; 5. Jimmy Davis: living with a profound communications disorder ("I thank God every day for Jimmy -- " / Victoria Davis) ; 6. Polly Daniels: a frenetic perfectionist ("I spent all day trying to restrain her -- " / Jane Daniels) ; 7. Bill Kolinski: the child fantasist ("He wrote a book himself -- " / Fran Kolinski) ; 8. David Ellis: lacking spontaneity ;9. Karen Stanley: desiring to relate to others ("I had to identify her emotions for her -- " / Elizabeth Stanley) ; 10. John Stark: unpredictable and turbulent ("Never take 'No' for an answer -- " / Carole and John Stark) ; 11. Larry Perelli: emotionally blocked ; 12. Eric Thomas: mute and angry
  • 13. Jane Thompson: a study on contrasts ; 14. Where does this leave uw? Summary update) -- Appendix A. Growing in and out of an autistic mind / Bill Kolinski -- Appendix B. Autism as portrayed in the film, Rain Man -- Appendix C. Summary chart preschool through high school -- Appendix D. Adult outcomes 2000
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxx, 242 pages
Isbn
9781557664587
Lccn
00056466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44509255
  • (OCoLC)ocm44509255
Label
Fragile success : ten autistic children, childhood to adulthood, by Virginia Walker Sperry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. Teaching the child with autism: 1. Childhood autism and related disorders / Sally A. Provence ; 2. The world of the Ives School) -- pt. 2. Case studies in autism 3. The children and their parents ; 4. Tom Brown: essentially isolated ("It takes endurance to stand up for your child -- " / Patricia Brown) ; 5. Jimmy Davis: living with a profound communications disorder ("I thank God every day for Jimmy -- " / Victoria Davis) ; 6. Polly Daniels: a frenetic perfectionist ("I spent all day trying to restrain her -- " / Jane Daniels) ; 7. Bill Kolinski: the child fantasist ("He wrote a book himself -- " / Fran Kolinski) ; 8. David Ellis: lacking spontaneity ;9. Karen Stanley: desiring to relate to others ("I had to identify her emotions for her -- " / Elizabeth Stanley) ; 10. John Stark: unpredictable and turbulent ("Never take 'No' for an answer -- " / Carole and John Stark) ; 11. Larry Perelli: emotionally blocked ; 12. Eric Thomas: mute and angry
  • 13. Jane Thompson: a study on contrasts ; 14. Where does this leave uw? Summary update) -- Appendix A. Growing in and out of an autistic mind / Bill Kolinski -- Appendix B. Autism as portrayed in the film, Rain Man -- Appendix C. Summary chart preschool through high school -- Appendix D. Adult outcomes 2000
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxx, 242 pages
Isbn
9781557664587
Lccn
00056466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44509255
  • (OCoLC)ocm44509255

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