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Switched On Kids

Author : Dorte Bladt
ISBN : 0646950436
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 60.46 MB
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A parents guide to help their children to succeed in all areas of their lives. How to enhance brain function through chiropractic, brain stimulating exercises, nutrition, connection and communication.
Category: Health & Fitness

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ISBN : UOM:39015032256300
Genre : Americanisms
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Category: Americanisms

Switched On

Author : John Elder Robison
ISBN : 9780812996906
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of other people. Then imagine that someone suddenly switches the lights on. It has long been assumed that people living with autism are born with the diminished ability to read the emotions of others, even as they feel emotion deeply. But what if we’ve been wrong all this time? What if that “missing” emotional insight was there all along, locked away and inaccessible in the mind? In 2007 John Elder Robison wrote the international bestseller Look Me in the Eye, a memoir about growing up with Asperger’s syndrome. Amid the blaze of publicity that followed, he received a unique invitation: Would John like to take part in a study led by one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, who would use an experimental new brain therapy known as TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, in an effort to understand and then address the issues at the heart of autism? Switched On is the extraordinary story of what happened next. Having spent forty years as a social outcast, misreading others’ emotions or missing them completely, John is suddenly able to sense a powerful range of feelings in other people. However, this newfound insight brings unforeseen problems and serious questions. As the emotional ground shifts beneath his feet, John struggles with the very real possibility that choosing to diminish his disability might also mean sacrificing his unique gifts and even some of his closest relationships. Switched On is a real-life Flowers for Algernon, a fascinating and intimate window into what it means to be neurologically different, and what happens when the world as you know it is upended overnight. Praise for Switched On “An eye-opening book with a radical message . . . The transformations [Robison] undergoes throughout the book are astonishing—as foreign and overwhelming as if he woke up one morning with the visual range of a bee or the auditory prowess of a bat.”—The New York Times “Astonishing, brave . . . reads like a medical thriller and keeps you wondering what will happen next . . . [Robison] takes readers for a ride through the thorny thickets of neuroscience and leaves us wanting more.”—The Washington Post “Fascinating for its insights into Asperger’s and research, this engrossing record will make readers reexamine their preconceptions about this syndrome and the future of brain manipulation.”—Booklist “Like books by Andrew Solomon and Oliver Sacks, Switched On offers an opportunity to consider mental processes through a combination of powerful narrative and informative medical context.”—BookPage “A mind-blowing book that will force you to ask deep questions about what is important in life. Would normalizing the brains of those who think differently reduce their motivation for great achievement?”—Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain “At the heart of Switched On are fundamental questions of who we are, of where our identity resides, of difference and disability and free will, which are brought into sharp focus by Robison’s lived experience.”—Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Effect
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Plays And Players

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118883235
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater

Switched At Birth

Author : Jessica Pitchford
ISBN : 9781868426737
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘Well ... I got the test results back and he’s not the father. But it’s more complicated than that ...’ He was holding a sheet of paper in his hand, but seemed unable to articulate what was on it. Megs reached out for it: ‘Let me read it then.’ ‘And that’s how I found out. Boom! It was like I had been stabbed ... I collapsed on the floor at the back of the shop. It was as if I had passed out from shock. Then I cried. I cried for the child I had and the child I didn’t have. I knew without a shadow of a doubt my life had changed forever.’ In 1990 two South African mothers were faced with an impossible choice, one that no mother should ever have to make. Should they surrender the child they had lovingly raised in order to get back the baby they had given birth to? Megs Clinton-Parker and Sandy Dawkins chose nurture over nature, simply unable to give up their two-year-old sons who were switched at birth at an East Rand hospital. Instead they decided to try to make their strange relationship work, although they lived in different cities, 500 km apart. And they decided to sue the South African state, whose negligence had altered the fates of the two families forever. Robin Dawkins and Gavin Clinton-Parker grew up living each other’s lives, brothers-but-not-brothers, acutely aware that their mothers’ hearts were torn. Unable to escape the consequences of the swap, Robin decided at the age of 15 that it was time to claim what was rightfully his, adding a further twist to this bitter saga. Theirs is a story of how to live with the unliveable, and how some decisions can never be unmade.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Author : Ричард А Спиерс
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043273643
Genre : Americanisms
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Angelwings

Author : Fran Martin
ISBN : UVA:X004661675
Genre : Fiction
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Lesbian and gay--or queer--fiction (known in Mandarin as tongzhi wenxue) constitutes a major contribution to Taiwanese literature, as evidenced by the remarkable number of prestigious literary awards won by many of the authors of the short stories presented here. Indeed, the meteoric rise of this new genre was a defining feature of Taiwan's literary scene in the 1990s. Queer fiction was also instrumental in forming self-identifying subcultural gay readerships, thus serving a significant political function. But most strikingly, this fiction has been immensely popular with general readers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, as well as in diasporic Chinese communities worldwide. The startlingly fresh, brave voices that speak through these stories attest to the powerful social ferment of the past ten years in Taiwan, which have witnessed a revolution in discourses on sex and sexuality in the public sphere. Contributors: Chu T'ien-Wen, Qiu Miaojin, Chu T'ien-Hsin, Hsu Yoshen, Lin Yuyi, Lin Chun Ying, Chen Xue, Hong Ling, Chi Tawei, Wu Jiwen.
Category: Fiction

Life

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00314952D
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Kisses And Kids

Author : Andrea Edwards
ISBN : 0373099819
Genre : Fiction
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Kisses And Kids by Andrea Edwards released on Jul 25, 1995 is available now for purchase.
Category: Fiction

Awesome

Author : Laura Murray Cree
ISBN : 1877004200
Genre : Art
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Magical paintings and fantastic video stills, unreal plastic blow-ups and intricate models. This is the stuff for switched-on kids which captures the imagination and shows new ways to appreciate today's art. For ages 10-16 years.
Category: Art

Sing Out

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ISBN : UOM:39015022320553
Genre : Folk songs
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Category: Folk songs

Television Radio Age

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010591399
Genre : Radio broadcasting
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Category: Radio broadcasting

Strategies

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ISBN : UVA:X006177183
Genre : Physical education and training
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Category: Physical education and training

365 Fun Activities For Parents Teachers And Kids

Author : Consumer Guide
ISBN : 0451192745
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Month and weeklong observances, special days, and holidays are accompanied by activities and projects that encompass history, math, science, geography, music, art, and literature
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Slow As A Panda

Author : Rebecca Larsen
ISBN : 0875183271
Genre : Self-confidence
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In an effort to save the swim team from falling apart, a twelve-year-old competitive swimmer tries to overcome her delusions about the coach and her feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt about her own abilities.
Category: Self-confidence

Food And Nutrition

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ISBN : MINN:31951T00247855H
Genre : Food
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Category: Food