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Islands of Genius

Islands of Genius

The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant

Darold A. Treffert

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. more »

2010, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-810-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp
2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-873-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, creativity, gifted and talented, giftedness, high functioning autism, savants

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

John M. Ortiz

A collection of real-life personal profiles, this book focuses on the talents and achievements of individuals with AS. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-883-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, savants

Bright Splinters of the Mind

Bright Splinters of the Mind

A Personal Story of Research with Autistic Savants

Beate Hermelin

Drawing on 20 years of research, Hermelin describes not just what autistic savants do, but how they do it. In her fascinating and highly informative book she describes her investigations into the nature of the talents of savants who are gifted at poetry, foreign language acquisition, the visual arts, music, and calendar and numerical calculations. more »

2001, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-932-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
2001, Hardback: £35.00/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-931-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: autism, creativity, psychology, savants

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