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The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism

The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism
A Book

by Naoki Higashida

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-07-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1444776762
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The No. 1 Sunday Times and internationally bestselling account of life as a child with autism, now a documentary film Winner of Best Documentary and Best Sound in the British Independent Film Awards 2021. 'It will stretch your vision of what it is to be human' Andrew Solomon, The Times What is it like to have autism? How can we know what a person - especially a child - with autism is thinking and feeling? This groundbreaking book, written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, provides some answers. Severely autistic and non-verbal, Naoki learnt to communicate by using a 'cardboard keyboard' - and what he has to say gives a rare insight into an autistically-wired mind. He explains behaviour he's aware can be baffling such as why he likes to jump and why some people with autism dislike being touched; he describes how he perceives and navigates the world, sharing his thoughts and feelings about time, life, beauty and nature; and he offers an unforgettable short story. Proving that people with autism do not lack imagination, humour or empathy, THE REASON I JUMP made a major impact on its publication in English. Widely praised, it was an immediate No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller as well as a New York Times bestseller and has since been published in over thirty languages. In 2020, a documentary film based on the book received its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Jerry Rothwell, produced by Jeremy Dear, Stevie Lee and Al Morrow, and funded by Vulcan Productions and the British Film Institute, it won the festival's Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary, then further awards at the Vancouver, Denver and Valladolid International Film Festivals before its global release in 2021. The book includes eleven original illustrations inspired by Naoki's words, by the artistic duo Kai and Sunny.

The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump
The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

by Naoki Higashida

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2013-08-27
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0812994868
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: “Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?” “Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?” “Why don’t you make eye contact when you’re talking?” and “What’s the reason you jump?” (Naoki’s answer: “When I’m jumping, it’s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky.”) With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights—into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory—are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again. In his introduction, bestselling novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki’s words allowed him to feel, for the first time, as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind. “It is no exaggeration to say that The Reason I Jump allowed me to round a corner in our relationship.” This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife, KA Yoshida, so they’d be able to share that feeling with friends, the wider autism community, and beyond. Naoki’s book, in its beauty, truthfulness, and simplicity, is a gift to be shared. Praise for The Reason I Jump “This is an intimate book, one that brings readers right into an autistic mind.”—Chicago Tribune (Editor’s Choice) “Amazing times a million.”—Whoopi Goldberg, People “The Reason I Jump is a Rosetta stone. . . . This book takes about ninety minutes to read, and it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human.”—Andrew Solomon, The Times (U.K.) “Extraordinary, moving, and jeweled with epiphanies.”—The Boston Globe “Small but profound . . . [Higashida’s] startling, moving insights offer a rare look inside the autistic mind.”—Parade

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight
A young man's voice from the silence of autism

by Naoki Higashida

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-07-11
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1444799096
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sunday Times bestseller Naoki Higashida met international success with THE REASON I JUMP, a revelatory account of life as a thirteen-year-old with non-verbal autism. Now he offers an equally illuminating insight into autism from his perspective as a young adult. In concise, engaging pieces, he shares his thoughts and feelings on a broad menu of topics ranging from school experiences to family relationships, the exhilaration of travel to the difficulties of speech. Aware of how mystifying his behaviour can appear to others, Higashida describes the effect on him of such commonplace things as a sudden change of plan, or the mental steps he has to take simply to register that it's raining. Throughout, his aim is to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage those with disabilities to be seen as people, not as problems. With an introduction by David Mitchell, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, the book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets the challenges of autism with tenacity and good humour. However often he falls down, he always gets back up.

The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump
One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

by Naoki Higashida,David Mitchell

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9781444776751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A rare and important insight into the mind of an autistic child, in his own words. Translated by and with a moving introduction from the award-winning author of CLOUD ATLAS, David Mitchell.

Mental Capacity in Relationship

Mental Capacity in Relationship
Decision-Making, Dialogue, and Autonomy

by Camillia Kong

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2017-05-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1107164001
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An interdisciplinary text that investigates mental capacity and considers how relationships can affect an individual's ability to make decisions.

Seeing the Spectrum

Seeing the Spectrum
Teaching English Language Arts to Adolescents with Autism

by Robert Rozema

  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 0807777293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With 1 in 59 children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), odds are that students on the spectrum will be in many classrooms across every subject area.Seeing the Spectrum argues that secondary English teachers are uniquely equipped to prepare students with autism for future success, both in school and in life. Writing for preservice and current English language arts teachers, Robert Rozema offers practical, evidenced-based strategies for teaching literature, informational texts, writing, and communication to students on the spectrum. These strategies are appropriate for inclusive classrooms with both neurotypical students and students with autism. The final chapter includes a complete unit plan on Of Mice and Men, illustrating how curriculum focused on commonly taught literary works can be reimagined to accommodate the needs and draw on the strengths of students on the spectrum. “I appreciate this book. I appreciate the gift Robert Rozema has given me. My thinking and teaching will now be more diverse, more consciously competent, more compassionate, and therefore more vital.” —From the Foreword by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, distinguished professor of English Education, Boise State University, and author of “You Gotta BE the Book” “Seeing the Spectrum examines real young people and daily classroom interactions to help teachers better understand the mental and emotional processing of their autistic spectrum students and devise assignments to scaffold their success. Rozema knows what matters in English: reading literature, developing empathy, understanding complex ideas and interpersonal relationships, writing to express complicated ideas. The diverse tools, strategies, and ideas he describes foster inclusiveness, compassion, and success for all students.” —Allen Webb, professor of English, Western Michigan University

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities
Toward an Eco-Crip Theory

by Sarah Jaquette Ray,Jay Sibara

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2017-06
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 1496201671
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although scholars in the environmental humanities have been exploring the dichotomy between "wild" and "built" environments for several years, few have focused on the field of disability studies, a discipline that enlists the contingency between environments and bodies as a foundation of its scholarship. On the other hand, scholars in disability studies have demonstrated the ways in which the built environment privileges some bodies and minds over others, yet they have rarely examined the ways in which toxic environments engender chronic illness and disability or how environmental illnesses disrupt dominant paradigms for scrutinizing "disability." Designed as a reader for undergraduate and graduate courses, Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities employs interdisciplinary perspectives to examine such issues as slow violence, imperialism, race, toxicity, eco-sickness, the body in environmental justice, ableism, and other topics. With a historical scope spanning the seventeenth century to the present, this collection not only presents the foundational documents informing this intersection of fields but also showcases the most current work, making it an indispensable reference.

In Her Room

In Her Room
How Music Helped Me Connect With My Autistic Daughter

by James Cook

  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Release : 2020-04-02
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1788701879
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When James Cook's daughter was nearly one, he began to suspect that she wasn't simply a 'late bloomer', as he and his wife were telling friends and family. Emily was strongly taken by images and patterns around the house, had a marked response to music, but never pointed at anything, and hadn't crawled yet. At the age of two-and-a-half, after months of invasive tests, Emily was finally diagnosed with severe autism, and everything changed. Forced to embark on a fraught journey from denial to acceptance, James discovered the multi-faceted link between music and autism, and how singing and playing guitar for Emily could provide a unique form of communication. In Her Room is an extraordinary and heartbreaking story of a father's attempts to connect with his daughter, and how music can help bridge the divide.

Visual Leap

Visual Leap
A Step-by-Step Guide to Visual Learning for Teachers and Students

by Jesse Berg

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1351860542
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Visual Leap is a how-to book for teachers, students and parents interested in making learning easier. In step-by-step fashion, it presents an effective, universal, visual method to teach students how to think independently and critically, and how to organize their ideas for any instructional purpose. The visual strategies are rooted in the science of human learning and are effective because they tap into the ways that we learn naturally. The Visual Leap method simplifies teaching the skills of the Common Core State Standards and gives teachers explicit ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. The strategies work across many grade levels and subject areas and for a wide variety of instructional objectives across the curriculum, such as vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, writing, speaking, and listening. Visual Leap offers easy ways to foster dynamic, creative, and critical thinking in the classroom, and provides teachers and students with a toolkit of problem-solving and learning strategies designed to serve them throughout their academic and professional lives.

The Power of Disability

The Power of Disability
10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World

by Al Etmanski

  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release : 2020-02-04
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1523087579
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“This book reminds us of what we have in common: the power to create a good life for ourselves and for others, no matter what the world has in store for us.” —Michael J. Fox This book reveals that people with disabilities are the invisible force that has shaped history. They have been instrumental in the growth of freedom and birth of democracy. They have produced heavenly music and exquisite works of art. They have unveiled the scientific secrets of the universe. They are among our most popular comedians, poets, and storytellers. And at 1.2 billion, they are also the largest minority group in the world. Al Etmanski offers ten lessons we can all learn from people with disabilities, illustrated with short, funny, inspiring, and thought-provoking stories of one hundred individuals from twenty countries. Some are familiar, like Michael J. Fox, Greta Thunberg, Stephen Hawking, Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder, and Temple Grandin. Others deserve to be, like Evelyn Glennie, a virtuoso percussionist who is deaf—her mission is to teach the world to listen to improve communication and social cohesion. Or Aaron Philip, who has revolutionized the runway as the first disabled, trans woman of color to become a professional model. The time has come to recognize people with disabilities for who they really are: authoritative sources on creativity, love, sexuality, resistance, dealing with adversity, and living a good life.

IBDP English A: Literature: IB Diploma Programme: Language A: Literature: IBDP English A: Literature

IBDP English A: Literature: IB Diploma Programme: Language A: Literature: IBDP English A: Literature
Educational: English literature; Educational material

by Anna Androulakis

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Release : 2020-01-23
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 019843460X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encouraging reflection, inquiry and critical thinking through integrated support for Theory of Knowledge and Approaches to Learning, this book provides expert guidance on developing the new learner portfolio. It is developed in cooperation with the IB, and this student-friendly, concept-based Course Book has been comprehensively updated to support all aspects of the new English A: Literature syllabus, for first teaching in September 2019.

The Moor

The Moor
A Book

by Sam Haysom

  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Release : 2018-05-08
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1912618079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It begins with a ghost story around a campfire. Teenagers out on a walking trip, trying to act brave in front of each other. But as the walk gets underway and the boys begin to fall out, odd things start to happen. Noises in the night. A severed rabbit’s foot outside someone’s tent. Soon, the boys begin to disappear. As panic sets in and a storm approaches, the remaining boys must band together to face a darkness not even the local ghost stories could help them predict.

AQA GCSE English Language: Student Book 1: Establishing the Skills for Learning and Assessment

AQA GCSE English Language: Student Book 1: Establishing the Skills for Learning and Assessment
A Book

by Esther Menon

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Release : 2020-07-16
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1382014708
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ideal for the start of the course, this Student Book focuses on establishing students' basic reading and writing skills. Using an engaging thematic structure, with step-by-step activities, regular formative and summative assessments, this book develops key skills in the context of the Assessment Objectives and assessment requirements.

Wired Differently – 30 Neurodivergent People You Should Know

Wired Differently – 30 Neurodivergent People You Should Know
A Book

by Joe Wells

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2022-05-19
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1787758435
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of illustrated portraits celebrates the lives of influential neurodivergent figures who have achieved amazing things in recent times. Showcasing these 30 incredible people, the extraordinary stories in this book show that the things they've achieved, created and inspired they did not despite being different but because they are different. From politicians, activists and journalists to YouTubers, DJs and poets, this book highlights a wide range of exciting career paths for neurodivergent readers.

The Elusive Brain

The Elusive Brain
Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

by Jason Daniel Tougaw

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0300221177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A highly original account of how literature and neuroscience interact to explain the relationship between the mind, body, and brain

Cognition, Mindreading, and Shakespeare's Characters

Cognition, Mindreading, and Shakespeare's Characters
A Book

by Nicholas R. Helms

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-01-16
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 3030035654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cognition, Mindreading, and Shakespeare's Characters brings cognitive science to Shakespeare, applying contemporary theories of mindreading to Shakespeare’s construction of character. Building on the work of the philosopher Alvin Goldman and cognitive literary critics such as Bruce McConachie and Lisa Zunshine, Nicholas Helms uses the language of mindreading to analyze inference and imagination throughout Shakespeare’s plays, dwelling at length on misread minds in King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare manipulates the mechanics of misreading to cultivate an early modern audience of adept mindreaders, an audience that continues to contemplate the moral ramifications of Shakespeare’s characters even after leaving the playhouse. Using this cognitive literary approach, Helms reveals how misreading fuels Shakespeare’s enduring popular appeal and investigates the ways in which Shakespeare’s characters can both corroborate and challenge contemporary cognitive theories of the human mind.

Dramatherapy and Autism

Dramatherapy and Autism
A Book

by Deborah Haythorne,Anna Seymour

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-07-28
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 1317559169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using extensive examples from practice with a range of client groups, Dramatherapy and Autism confronts the assumption that people with autism are not able to function within the metaphorical realms of the imagination and creativity. It demonstrates that not only are people who function along the spectrum capable of engaging in creative exploration, but that through encountering these processes in the clinical context of dramatherapy, changes can be made that are life enhancing. Bringing in cutting-edge research and practice on dramatherapy, Dramatherapy and Autism aims to contribute to developing the theory and practice of creative arts therapies interventions with clients with autism. The book is part of the Dramatherapy: approaches, relationships, critical ideas series, in which leading practitioners and researchers in the field develop the knowledge base of this unique discipline, whilst contextualising and acknowledging its relationship with other arts and therapeutic practices. Dramatherapy and Autism will be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers, such as dramatherapists in practice and training, arts practitioners and academic researchers engaged in multidisciplinary enquiry.

Powerful Prose

Powerful Prose
How Textual Features Impact Readers

by R. L. Victoria Pöhls,Mariane Utudji

  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release : 2021-10-31
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 3839458803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What makes a reading experience »powerful«? This volume brings together literary scholars, linguists, and empirical researchers to elucidate the effects and reader responses to investigate just that. The thirteen contributions theorize this widely-used, but to date insufficiently studied notion, and provide insights into the therefore still mysterious-seeming power of literary fiction. The collection investigates a variety of stylistic as well as readerly and psychological features responsible for short- and long-term effects - topics of great interest to those interested or specialized in literary studies and narratology, (cognitive) stylistics, empirical literary studies and reader response theory.

Animal Perception and Literary Language

Animal Perception and Literary Language
A Book

by Donald Wesling

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-12-26
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 3030049698
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Animal Perception and Literary Language shows that the perceptual content of reading and writing derives from our embodied minds. Donald Wesling considers how humans, evolved from animals, have learned to code perception of movement into sentences and scenes. The book first specifies terms and questions in animal philosophy and surveys recent work on perception, then describes attributes of multispecies thinking and defines a tradition of writers in this lineage. Finally, the text concludes with literature coming into full focus in twelve case studies of varied readings. Overall, Wesling's book offers not a new method of literary criticism, but a reveal of what we all do with perceptual content when we read.

Apex Magazine Issue 129

Apex Magazine Issue 129
A Book

by Lavie Tidhar,Rich Larson,Bianca Sayan,Yilun Fan,Cristina Jurado,M. Shaw

  • Publisher : Apex Publications
  • Release : 2022-01-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Strange. Beautiful. Shocking. Surreal. APEX MAGAZINE is a digital dark science fiction and fantasy genre zine that features award-winning short fiction, essays, and interviews. Established in 2009, our fiction has won several Hugo and Nebula Awards. We publish every other month. Issue 129 contains the following short stories, essays, reviews, and interviews. EDITORIAL Editorial by Jason Sizemore ORIGINAL FICTION It Happened in 'Loontown by Lavie Tidhar City Lights by Yilun Fan (translated by S. Qiouyi Lu) Sheri, At This Very Moment by Bianca Sayan What Una Loves by Rich Larson Lamia by Cristina Jurado (translated by Monica Louzon) The Cure for Loneliness by M. Shaw CLASSIC FICTION O2 Arena by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki That Rough-Hewn Sun by Benjanun Sriduangkaew NONFICTION Tie Me to the Mast (Metaphorically Speaking): Social Writing in the Age of the Pandemic by C.S.E. Cooney The Importance of Presenting Disabilities in Literature by Mercedes M. Yardley REVIEWS Words for Thought: Short Fiction Review by A.C. Wise Book Review: Black Chain by Dominic Martell (reviewed by Keturah Barchers) Book Review: Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn (reviewed by Tracy Robinson) INTERVIEWS Interview with Author M. Shaw by Marissa van Uden Interview with Author Bianca Sayan by Rebecca E. Treasure Interview with Cover Artist Luka Brico by Russell Dickerson