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Author Treffert, Darold A.

Title Islands of Genius [electronic resource] : The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant

Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (330 p.)
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents FRONT COVER; Islands of GENIUS: Th e Bountiful Mind of the Autistic,Acquired, and Sudden Savant; Contents; Foreword by Daniel Tammet; Preface; Introduction: Sightseeing on an Incredible Journey; Part 1 The Mind of the Savant; 1 What We Do Know: A Rare but Remarkable Condition; 2 How Do They Do It? Some Earlier Theories from Heredity toQuantum Theory; 3 How Do They Do It? More Recent Findings: The Three"R's"-Rewiring, Recruitment, Release; 4 Genetic Memory: How Do We Know Things We NeverLearned?; 5 More Medical Mysteries: Calendars, Cantors, Foreign Accentsand Hypermnesia
Part 2 The World of the Savant6 The Genius of Earlswood Asylum and Blind Tom: Some EarlySavants; 7 Leslie and May: "Two Memorable People" with a contributionby Shirlee Monty, author of May's Boys; 8 Alonzo: "God Gives the Gift"; 9 George: "It's Fantastic I Can Do That!"; 10 Kim: "The Real Rain Man"; 11 Ellen: "With a Song In Her Heart"; 12 Tony: "Against All Odds"-Magna Cum Laude from Berklee; 13 Temple: "An Emergence Extraordinaire"; 14 Matt: "The Key of Genius"; 15 Flo and Kay: An Unforgettable "Two of a Kind"; 16 Daniel: "Numbers Are my Friends"; 17 Stephen: "A Rocket of Young Talent"
18 Ping Lian, Gregory, Richard, George, Jonathan and SomeOthers: Artwork of the Prodigious Savant19 Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man: The World's Best KnownSavant; Part 3 Signifi cant New Dimensions to Savant Syndrome; 20 "Accidental Genius": The Acquired Savant; 21 "Sudden Genius": An Epiphany of Talent; 22 "Normal Genius": Dormant Skills Within Us All?; 23 Accessing the "Inner Savant" Within Us Al; 24 The Bountiful Brain: Half a Brain (or Less) May Be Enough; Part 4 Training the Talent: "I've Gota Son or Daughter Who…"; 25 Teaching Music to the Special Needs Client: A MusicTherapist's Approach
26 "Training the Talent" in Art and Other Skills: An Educator'sApproach27 Teaching Autistic Numerical Savants: A Specifi c Approachthat Worked; Part 5 Our Journey Has Just Begun; 28 New Tools and New Optimism: The Trail Ahead for the Mindof the Savant; 29 Oval Souls on a Round Planet: The Trail Ahead for the Worldof the Savant; References; Appendix: Books About Savant Syndrome and Books By or About SpecificSavants; Subject Index; Author Index
Summary In this fascinating book, Dr. Treffert looks at what we know about savant syndrome, and at new discoveries that raise interesting questions about the hidden brain potential within us all. He looks both at how savant skills can be nurtured, and how they can help the person who has them, particularly if that person is on the autism spectrum.
Other author Ebook Library
Leed, Peter.
Martinez, Rosa.
Rancer, Susan.
Monty, Shirlee.
Subject Savant syndrome.
Savants (Savant syndrome).
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780857003188 35.00 (NL)