A Mind Apart by Peter Szatmari.
(XAB Szatm 2004)
The author shows that children with autism spectrum disorders act the way they do because they think in vastly different ways than other people. Dr. Szatmari shares the compelling stories of children he has treated who hear everyday conversation like a foreign language or experience hugs like the clamp of a vise. Understanding this unusual inner world-and appreciating the unique strengths that thinking differently can bestow-will help parents relate to their children more meaningfully, and make the “outer world” a less scary place. Pp. 210.
If available, this can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.